|Career: My team got re-orged into a different area and we're revamping our roadmap to match the area we work in now. This is not such a big surprise as half the team had already been working in the new area and we expected to increase investment there anyway. We will be handing off our current stack to a new team in the coming months. This is a big surprise as we all expected to continue owning our current stack which is in maintenance mode and doesn't require much upkeep. I'm continuing to help with small tasks in the new area of work.
Life: My partner planned a Napa Valley getaway on the weekend of our wedding anniversary and we had a blast. He also planned a big birthday party with 12 of us at home. I'm really pleased with him, of course for these big acts of love but just as much for small tokens of service like moving clothes from the washer to the dryer when I forget or putting less-used items at the back of the shelf so they don't cover the more-used items in front.
Financial: I converted my IRA to Roth and invested it. My partner contributed to his IRA and converted it to Roth but needs to invest it. We could double check my partner's 401k contributions for the year and start building up cash so we can do work on our house.
Health & wellness: I'm doing well with my skincare regimen. I shower at night since ideally I work out after work. In the shower I use soap, an acne wash on my face and sometimes chest and back, and a body oil. Before bed I'll brush and braid my hair and sometimes put oil on the tips. I put on eye serum for dark circles, lip balm, face cream, and hand cream. I usually ask my partner to put on beard cream while I do my skincare. I used to put on 2% retinoid emulsion, but I've stopped for now while some acne scars heal. Finally I did some research and realized that it's better to put on sunscreen during the day and sleep with it on all night than to not have it on in the first place. It's better to avoid sun damage and deal with clogged pores and acne than to increase your risk of skin cancer.