Today I had the day off from work which was a nice reprieve from my usual weekly schedule. It was one of those days where I had finished all of my errands earlier in the week, so all that was left to do was to explore!
To be honest, I’m still not used to having all of this free time and I’m starting to feel a bit out of sorts. I like being able to choose what to do with my free time, however, I’m still trying to figure out what to get involved in. There are so many things I’d like to do that it’s just taking the time to sit down and plan things out. I’m sure as you can tell, I’m slowly starting to get back into blogging and being more consistent (and on social media as well!) Other activities I’m looking to get involved in are kick-boxing, possibly picking back up guitar, yoga, traveling, becoming a work-out-aholic 😉 , jewelry-making, journaling/writing, and more! I’m also looking forward to taking the time to explore more of Orlando! For even though I’ve lived here for 4 years, I haven’t had much time to see all there is to offer — which is a little of what I did today!
Rocking my new shorts from J. Crew Factory, a simple grey tee, and one of my first statement necklaces I acquired during my freshman year at college — I bounded out the door, ready to visit a few local spots that I’d recently heard of! My first stop (and where I spent most of my day, actually) was Foxtail Coffee Co. in Winter Park. Being an Instagram photo favorite, I’ve seen many of my friends (and fellow Orlando fashion + lifestyle bloggers) visit this quaint, local coffee shop. So, I figured — why not see what all the hype is about?
It’s funny how I have always been so opposed to coffee, however, now it seems I’ve acquired more of a taste for it! Let’s be real here though … for now, I will only ever order iced-coffee. Why? Because by the time I drink it (as to not burn my tongue like I usually do every time) it’s already cold, so why not order it that way? haha.
What I enjoyed about Foxtail was that had a really great atmosphere! It was very hip and chic. There were a ton of different light fixtures everywhere, comfy leather seats, and a bunch of small wooden tables to sit and do work on. It was fun to people watch and just sit back and relax for a while!
Another aspect I enjoyed was that they had super nice and really helpful staff! The gentleman who helped me answered all my questions about their drink selections and even gave me some sample’s of some of the coffee’s I was interested in ordering! I thought was pretty neat! On my way home I decided to stop at Barnes and Noble to see if there were any new books that caught my eye. Unsurprisingly, another big thing I will be doing in my free time will be a lot of reading! I found these two books, Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen (a classic — which was only $5) and Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (a futuristic novel which is going to be turned into a movie coming out next year)! I also have another book on the way, Lord of the Shadows by Cassandra Clare, which is a continuation of the series that I read last year! So I will be very busy for the time being in the reading department, that’s for sure! 😉 haha.
For the rest of the day, I got ready for my work-day ahead and had a late night gym session! I would call this day a success in my book and am looking forward to visiting more local spots soon! 🙂
xo – Britt