Five things I’ve been consuming or enjoying this week (5/4/18).
Garmin 620 Forerunner. As I mentioned earlier this week, I’ve challenged myself to complete an IronMan in the month of May. I’ve had this Garmin for about a year now, and it’s intuitive, reliable, and simple. I bought a refurbished one and have had no issues with it. [Amazon – refurbished] [REI]
Cole Haan Women’s Grand Tour Suede Oxford Sneaker. My mom gave me these as a birthday gift in October and they immediately became my favorite shoe. It would be no lie to tell you that I have worn them at least 5/7 days a week for the last 6 months (and they are still in amazing condition). They strike the perfect balance of “dressing up jeans” and “as comfortable as a tennis shoe.” They are also water resistant (a must in Seattle). I include them on my Five Faves this week because the pair I have are black…rather wintery. I am considering purchasing a pair in this lighter color for the summer! [Nordstrom Rack] [Amazon]
Matty Matheson’s Finger Lickin’ Butter Chicken. One of my new favorite dishes. Be warned — it’s a BIG batch. On Wednesday, five people had two servings each and I still have 6 cups of it left! It reheats well, just make new rice.
Enneagram. The enneagram is a typology of nine interconnected personality types. Each person has one overarching personality type that explains what motivates them, what guides their behavior, and what their fears are. A friend and I were discussing how interesting it is that sometimes other people know us better than we know ourselves (e.g., I am confused as to why I have a stomachache and my friend says “That’s your stress indicator, what’s bothering you?”). I wanted to know myself better and have been enjoying doing that through the Enneagram. I am a 7 — an optimistic, busy, fun-loving enthusiast. My downfalls include an inability to focus and restlessness (agree).
You can take the short version of the test here. Even though it isn’t the complete test, I find most people wholeheartedly agree with the number this test assigns. If you’re interested in learning more, The Enneagram Made Easy, by Elizabeth Wagele is a great place to start. If you aren’t ready to commit to a book, read more about it online at the Enneagram Institute.
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, by Matthew Desmond. This is our current book club book. It’s a tough read, shedding light on the true extent of the housing crisis in America. Seattle rent prices are high, but I was still able to live comfortably in a 2-bedroom condo (with a roommate) on a graduate school stipend. This book has me thinking… [Amazon] [Audible]
That’s all for this week! Have a great weekend!