What’s Up: January 2019

It’s my first What’s Up of the year starting with my least favorite month of the year. January is the worst month because all the excitement of Christmas is gone and it’s cold! But my year is off to an amazing start, and Jon and I are getting out of the cold next weekend so we are pretty excited.  It’s my last bit of fun and sun before busy season. It’s my first busy season in NYC with my new firm, but I think it’ll be a lot better than my last one, there’s hope!

On to my post I’ve been linking up with my first and favorite blogger I ever read, Shay Shull, for my What’s Up posts. Each month I’m answering the following questions:WUWquestions-edit-969x1024


  1. What I’m eating: I’ve been obsessed with this takeout place called Dig Inn and I finally mastered making it myself, so I’ve been eating that almost every day this year. It’s so healthy, filling, and easy to prep so I’ll share soon 😀I’m trying to start the year on a healthier note. Jon and I are still eating Naan bread pizzas almost daily for dinner too.
  2. What I’m reminiscing about: So much!! December was hands down the best month of my life! Jon and I got engaged and I could just go on about that forever, but I’m saving that for a separate post. I’m also reminiscing about spending so much time with family and friends over the holidays! It’s starting to be my busy season, so I won’t be able to travel and see my family and friends back in Michigan until after April 15th.
  3. What I’m loving:  being back into a routine! I love travelling and the holidays, but I need my routine, or I feel out of whack. I’m excited to get back into my usual workout routine and get stronger these next few months. Jon and I travelled a lot from October-December, so we are loving the slower pace and relaxing a bit
  4. What I’m dreading: the cold!! It’s starting to finally get colder and NYC, and I’m not a fan of winter weather. I love seeing the snow from inside, wrapped in blankets, but walking around in it is no fun!
  5. What I’m Up to: getting back into the swing of things! Work is picking up so that’s keeping me pretty busy during the week. Lots of blogging going on during the weekend.
  6. What I’m working on: planning a trip to Ireland and Scotland!! If you guys have any recommendations let me know!! I have the travel bug, probably because it’s easier to plan than a whole wedding
  7. What I’m excited about: Jon and I are going to Puerto Rico next weekend and I’m excited for some nice weather and a last hurrah before busy season kicks into full gear!
  8. What I’m watching/reading: I’m reading Eat, Pray, Love and it’s pretty good. I just finished Double Bind and that had a really good twist at the end! Jon and I watched Haunting of Hill House and I must say it was pretty freaky! 👻 Scary shows and movies are not my cup of tea, but it was really good!
  9. What I’m listening to: so many random songs! I like Happier by Bastille, Thank U, Next, and Perfect of course : )
  10. What I’m doing this weekend: I have no idea and that’s kind of nice, we can just relax and maybe do a little packing for our trip and planning my next one
  11. What I’m looking forward to next month: not travelling! And doing something fun for Valentine’s Day! Last year we got the world’s biggest milk shakes and saw Book of Mormon. This will be our first Valentine’s Day that we are actually together.

4 thoughts on “What’s Up: January 2019

  1. I have been to Ireland and Scotland twice. Yes, the cities are great and the pubs are “CRACK.” But my favorite natural spot is the Giant’s Causeway in the very north. It is a series of octagon shaped rocks that cover the seaside. You can climb and run on them or just sit and enjoy them, You can take a ferry from there to the causeway of Scotland. Yes, it is a bit out of the way but so worth it. Near Dublin of course you need to see Trinity University, we took a student guided tour. The library can not be described. Finally, just north of Dublin is New-grange. It is just like Stonehenge only older. In fact it is older than the pyramids. But unlike Stonehenge. you can climb on and touch these rocks. They are not roped off. Once you enter the sacred tomb like place they simulate what happens on the solstice. They turn the lights out and one light comes in one open spot and lights the whole cavern. Just like the first Indiana Jones Movie. Reservations are recommended for this tour.

    1. Poppa and I made a wonderful trip to Ireland. We have a map of the area where the Conners originated from. Next time we are together, I will show you the album and itinerary. We had a super time and loved the great places we saw. The people are very friendly, happy and fun to be with. We also went to the Giant’s Causeway in the North.

      1. Thank you! I’d love to see your album and itinerary! That sounds like a lovely trip. I’ve heard that the people are very friendly!

    2. Thank you for the recommendations!! I’ll definitely have to add those things to my ever growing list! I looked up the Giant’s Causeway and it looks really pretty!

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