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Rainbow Etc

June 2, 2021

The little things . . .

I took C&G for an evening walk around the block yesterday. Our reward was a double rainbow! (The second one is faint in this photo but definitely was there IRL).

Maybe it was a sign to get out more often.

I pulled up Kacey Musgraves’ “Rainbow” on Spotify and played it several times. It was really a lovely moment.

Yesterday I basically sat down for 9+ hours and caught up on multiple GME projects (graduation, orientation, and even pounded out an application for a research grant that I probably won’t get but was worth a shot). It is amazing how much more energy I had for work after a break.

CURRENTLY READING: Isabel Wilkerson’s Caste.

CURRENTLY PLANNING IN: this stack: Silk + Sonder journal, Full Focus Planner, and an old Culltivate What Matters goal setting notebook (though I am planning to start a new one for the back half of 2021!).

CURRENTLY THINKING ABOUT GETTING: A summer jumpsuit. I like the cut of this one from Marine Layer but I am not sure about the color on me.

Marine Layer Jumpsuit

TODAY’S WORKOUT: 3 x 1 mile @ “threshold” which is like ~9:30/mi right now. Wish me luck!

WORK: Full day of patients – first in over a week. Hopefully my post-vac energy will continue to be high.


  • Reply KGC June 2, 2021 at 8:24 am

    I, too, have been toying with a summer jumpsuit from Marine Layer (this one: but haven’t pulled the trigger. Have you ever bought from them before? They keep showing up on Instagram and while I’m usually good at resisting, their ads are very persistent… I say give it a go! Different than my (and probably your) summer uniform and fun to mix it up. Glad you feel rejuvenated after some time away!

  • Reply Sam June 2, 2021 at 8:33 am

    I love things like rainbows that feel like good omens. Random, but here in Colorado there are hot air balloons this time of year. Seeing one always feels like a bit of magic.

  • Reply Helen Thomas June 2, 2021 at 12:31 pm

    Did you already buy a CWM? I bought and didn’t use and am trying to offload it lol

    • Reply Sarah Hart-Unger June 2, 2021 at 12:40 pm

      Haha yes sorry!

  • Reply Elisabeth June 2, 2021 at 5:43 pm

    Isn’t it glorious when time away provides a needed recharge; it really does take some concentrated time to notice much impact but there is this wave of relief when I realize: “I’m not crazy and unable to concentrate; my body and mind just really needed a break!”

    I find it validating that vacations and time away from the desk/kids etc really do make a huge difference to my physical and mental wellbeing.

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