Fun on Weekdays

By Jenna Palek

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Jenna Palek is a fun-loving girl from Ohio living in Austin, Texas. She encourages her listeners to enjoy every day as a new adventure, stop waiting for the weekend to have fun and to make their dreams happen. The Fun On Weekdays Podcast gives a look into Jenna’s life as a 20-something city girl who is all about creating opportunities, taking risks and being unapologetically bold in pursuit of her passions.

Episode Date
Rules for Thanksgiving - Eli Rallo | Ep. 67
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Happy Thanksgiving!!! I am so thankful for my listeners and am also thankful for today’s guest, Eli Rallo! From the internet to IRL, Eli is just as witty and energetic as she is on TikTok. We talk about Eli’s corporate job after college, how her background in journalism helped with creating content/ hosting her podcast, and how she signed a BOOK DEAL with Harper Collins!! In true Eli fashion, we end the episode with our rules for Thanksgiving. Wishing you all the warmest holiday with friends and family. <3 

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Nov 28, 2022
Whoever said laser hair removal doesn't hurt is a liar | Ep. 66
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If you’re my dad, don’t listen to this episode. I share the very honest truth about getting laser hair removal. What does Brazilian LHM include… listen to find out. Process, pain, cost, I share it all. I also share my experience with LaseMD on my face, helping to resurface your skin to improve texture and scarring. Anyways, enjoy my unfiltered truth! 

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Nov 23, 2022
Getting out of your head & getting into the gym - Sam Taylor | Ep. 65
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You want to get into fitness, but you have no idea where to start or what to do. Fitness influencer and Austin friend, Sam Taylor, shares her journey with fitness and health and her encouragement for getting started. From myths, to workouts, to nutrition and weight training, Sam helps guide us to feeling more comfortable in the gym. We talk approaching your gym crush, and play a fun game of yes or no to fitness fads.

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IG: @ssam.ttaylor
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Podcast: F Word Podcast

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Nov 17, 2022
This is a tape-in extension hate podcast with Lexie Rainholt | Ep.64
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Lexie Rainbolt (hairbylexie) has been running my FYP, so it was only natural to have her on the podcast to talk about all things hair as we approach the holiday season. She shares her experience moving to Florida from her small town in Illinois, (without her 7 year boyfriend!!!), the importance of social media for hairstylists, and her do’s/don’ts. We talk extensions - hence the title, how to grow your hair, trends, pet peeves, and which trend Lexie wants to leave in 2022.

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Nov 08, 2022
My acne is stressing me out - does cycle syncing really work | Ep. 63
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I’ve struggled with acne for years, but lately my breakouts have felt much more personal. I started learning about cycle syncing from TikTok - you sync types of workouts & food with your period in efforts to regulate your period and balance your hormones naturally. Doctors appointments, Europe trip recap, and work updates, enjoy a solo episode today! 

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Nov 02, 2022
Navigating changes - new jobs, grief, long distance relationships with Anna Hildreth | Ep. 62
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My friend Anna Hildreth shares her experience working for one of the biggest companies in Austin for post-grads. Yep, Oracle! Anna shares her experience losing a close friend while navigating post-grad, being away from family, quitting Oracle, starting a new job, and ultimately being laid off. Oh, and she shares how she and her boyfriend got REALLY close while on their first vacation together ;) 

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Oct 26, 2022
Big sister advice with Courtney Shields - confidence, divorce, grief, motherhood | Ep.61
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OG Instagram blogger, Co-Founder of Desert Island Beauty Status (Dibs), mother to 5-year-old Kinsley, and the internet’s big sister, Courtney Shields, turns 35! Just a week after my 25th birthday, Courtney shares what she learned from 25 to 35 - what she deems to be pivotal years for finding yourself, passions, and becoming your version of an it-girl. From finding confidence, divorce, abusive relationships and motherhood, to losing her dad, Courtney shares it all. If you need a good heart-to-heart, you’ll find it in this episode. 

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Oct 19, 2022
25 Lessons I Learned For My 25th Birthday | Ep. 60
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Libra queens unite!! I recently turned 25 and as I reflect on the person I was when I turned 24, I realize I’ve changed a bit. This episode shares 25 lessons I’ve deemed worthy of sharing from this past year. 25 is my year to take those lessons and put them into practice. Happy quarter of a century to me, and thank you to everyone who has helped celebrate with me everyday (birthday or not!)  

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Oct 16, 2022
Making it in the military - physical labor, drinking culture & mental health struggles with Gabrielle Connelly | Ep.59
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After years of playing softball, Gabrielle (AKA Gabby, now that we’re on a nickname basis), went to school to continue college softball. After realizing college wasn’t for her, she decided to join the military. Gabby shares how she made the decision, the process of training, leaving her friends and family behind, and a typical work day/ week in the military. She spent a lot of her weekday fun out drinking and talks about the toxic drinking culture and mental health challenges that came from her job. As a long time listener & follower, I am so happy to help share Gabby’s story as she embarks on a new event planning journey after working in the military for 7 years. 

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Oct 06, 2022
Feeling Unfulfilled & Lost in Your Career - Why I am looking for a new job | Ep. 58
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If you’re feeling completely lost and unfulfilled in your life whether in your career, relationships, passions… you’re not alone. I share my thoughts and realizations after working in social media for a year and the way I’ve lost sight of what I’m truly passionate about. I reflect on my intentions for events and Fun on Weekdays as I rediscover who I want to be in a new chapter of my life. Feeling lost is normal and can lead to redirection and growth - time to focus our energy on finding fulfillment! 

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Sep 27, 2022
Event planning, balancing motherhood & growing from your trauma | Ep. 57
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Meet my anniversary party event planner, Abbie Hillis! Abbie shares how she got into event planning, how she balances her irregular schedule with her husband’s career in law, and struggles of motherhood. We talk about making intentional time to show up for yourself and Abbie shares how her upbringing in the abusive gymnastics culture has shaped her into the business owner, wife, and mother that she is today. Get your tissue box, we get emotional!

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Sep 16, 2022
How Meghann made $8K+ on her Amazon Storefront with less than 8K followers | Ep. 56
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Yes, you read that title correctly! Meghann has been killing it with her Amazon storefront as a micro influencer on TikTok. Outside of her corporate recruiting job, Meghann has fun learning about the TikTok algorithm and what it takes for videos to go viral regardless of how many followers you have. Meghann shares all her best tips for content creation, how to utilize trends, and all things Amazon! What is the storefront and how can you start selling? Listen to find out. :) 

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Sep 07, 2022
Online college, outgrowing NYC & leaving toxic friends | Ep. 55
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Today I’m joined by my bestie, fellow Golden Flash, and Midwesterner, Meghann Morrow! I’ve always looked up to Meghann in college because of her ambition and confidence to take the less beaten path. Meghann moved to NYC junior year and decided to stay, started working full-time, and finished her degree online! She shares her journey of building a community in NYC, her first job at Bergdorf Goodman to Ralph Lauren, and how her furlough during covid helped her realize she had outgrown NYC. Meghann shares how toxic friends and her boyfriend ultimately helped her make the decision to move to Austin where she now works in recruiting.

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Sep 07, 2022
I have not been having fun on weekdays - burnout & exhaustion + life updates! | Ep. 54
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I have to be honest with y’all, these past 2 months I have been doing the exact opposite of what my podcast is all about. I have been putting work before myself, declining invites because I’m “too busy”, and have not been having fun on weekdays. It’s time to turn a new page as we head into fall and make a conscious effort to be productive in my work and personal/social life. Plus… I’m moving! I share some life updates before gearing up for my move out of downtown ATX this weekend. 

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Sep 01, 2022
UGC creator Jenna Libman shares grief of losing a friend & boyfriend | Ep. 53
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2 Jennas are better than 1! Today I am joined by follower submission, Jenna Libman, to share her career in UGC creation & social media management. Jenna describes herself as a serial entrepreneur. She says she never wanted to work a corporate job and has always found numerous projects to create different streams of income. At 23, Jenna has found success as a UGC creator and shares advice for others looking to make additional money through social media regardless of followers. Jenna’s work ethic is motivated by the loss of her friend to suicide and boyfriend to addiction during her senior year of highschool. She shares her journey of healing through finding friends that fuel her and having fun on weekdays.

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Aug 19, 2022
Friendship, career, and affirmations evolution with my bff Emily Dugger | Ep. 52
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Let’s talk about the evolution of friendships, career goals, and affirmations with my bff from highschool, Emily Dugger. You may remember Emily from episode 10 as we talked about moving to NYC without a job after getting her MBA and comparing herself to her friends. After many interview rejections, Emily realized a mindset shift could help her land a job. She went from saying “why me?” to “what can I change” and secured a job in brand merchandising at Ralph Lauren shortly after! Emily shares what she has learned since starting her corporate job and how her friendships and relationship with her boyfriend have evolved as she started focusing on using affirmations to reflect her goals. We talk about friendship, love languages, treating yourself with kindness, and the importance of being a good friend to yourself. 

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Aug 12, 2022
Making a relationship work while you're working with my bf (Connor Saeli) | Ep. 51
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It went down in the dms… LinkedIn dms that is. A friendship that started from a mutual passion for work led to a relationship! But how does a relationship built on the foundation of work affect work-life balance? Connor and I share how our jobs brought us together and how our careers can become a point of contention. From stress, being tired, conflicting schedules, and competitiveness, we share how work can affect a relationship working - see what I did there?! Having fun on weekdays with your partner is key to making intentional time with your significant other despite the challenges of also pursuing your career. 

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Aug 02, 2022
Happy Birthdy Fun on Weekdays!!! 1 year recap & rebrand | Ep. 50
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WHAT!!?!?!?! It’s already been 1 full year since starting Fun on Weekdays?! Let’s recap our accomplishments; from our Facebook page, to events, merch, 1M downloads, and an office! Realizing I’ve been waiting for this milestone to celebrate successes, I share the importance of not waiting for a specific moment to give yourself credit & be proud of yourself… without feeling guilty! I share my vision for Fun on Weekdays and use this anniversary as a time to rebrand & realign on what you can expect from future episodes. Lastly, I reintroduce myself. I’ve changed and grown a lot in the past year (so have you!) and I want you to know me for who I am now, not who I was when Fun on Weekdays was started. 1 year down, let’s party!!!

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Jul 28, 2022
Fun in ATX on weekdays! (and weekends) | Ep. 49
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Well, after 2 years of living in Austin, Texas, I think it’s about time I share all things ATX! I’m not an expert or an official Austinite (how long before you’re considered a local??) but I share what I know about different areas, the types of people here, where to go out, and what do to in Austin if you’re moving here or just visiting. It’s a long one and somehow I only covered about half of what I wanted to share! Stay tuned for my Austin itinerary, but for now enjoy this episode about my favorite weekday activities :)

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Jul 22, 2022
Corporate job or self employment?? Comparing my 9-5 to being an influencer | Ep. 48
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Can you believe it’s almost been an entire year since I quit my corporate job for Fun on Weekdays full-time?!? In Episode 48, let’s reflect on the advantages & disadvantages of working my 9-5 to being a full time influencer. The grass isn’t always greener on the other side and there are many days that I miss aspects of my corporate job. From schedules, to accountability, mental health, relatability, and how I have fun on weekdays, I share the biggest differences in transitioning to a self-employed girly.   

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Jul 13, 2022
Throwback, I Quit My Job | Ep.47
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This week we are throwing it back to when I quit my job!

All right, I'm convinced that we all have that one friend that insists on celebrating their birthday for an entire month! And they are doing something every single day and they always have an excuse to go to dinner or to celebrate because it's their birth month.

For me, I have to say, I kind of feel that way towards Fun on Weekdays. July 27th is my one-year anniversary of starting Fun on Weekdays. When I started this podcast, I was working full-time at TikTok. I was working in advertising and I got the job pretty publicly for anybody new here that maybe doesn't know my origin story and how all of this came to life. I wanted to throw it back to one of my most downloaded episodes talking about me quitting my job.

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Jul 07, 2022
How Attorney, CEO, wife, and mother of 2 has Fun on Weekdays | Megan DiVincenzo | Ep. 46
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In episode 46 of Fun on Weekdays, I sit down with a fellow Clevelander, wife, mother of two, and owner of The Sis Kiss jewelry, Megan DiVincenzo. Megan’s story begins in attorney law where she loved her career, until eventually she didn’t. Feeling incredibly overwhelmed and stressed with her job, Megan had a panic attack in court and decided to put herself first. She shares her mental health struggle, feeling lost after quitting, and how it led to starting The Sis Kiss full time. We talk about what Fun on Weekdays means to Megan in her personal life, family, relationship, her role as CEO, and how she encourages her employees to have fun outside of work. I thought I was busy until I talked to Megan, the woman really does it all & she shares HOW!! How do you balance so many responsibilities while making time for yourself and your kids and your husband and your employees AND have fun?!?! Listen to find out her key to routine! Most importantly, Megan shares how her idea of fun has evolved throughout the years and the importance of having fun with people vs places or activities. 

The Sis Kiss has offered a discount code for FOW listeners! You can use FOW20 for 20% off SITEWIDE: https://thesiskiss.com/

IG: @thesiskiss   

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Jun 30, 2022
Having fun on a budget - financial freedom with Deeper Than Money's Chloe Elise | Ep. 45
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Sit down, grab a notebook & pen, and get ready to be educated! Deeper than Money’s Chloe Elise joins me in episode 45 of Fun on Weekdays Podcast to talk about financial freedom - saving tips, yield savings (brb, need to make one), how to have fun on a budget, financial guilt, student debt, relationship finances, prenups, the list goes on!! Chloe talks money goals & actual ATTAINABLE steps to achieve them! If you enjoy this episode, check out part 1 on Deeper than Money Podcast. 

Chloe Elise is the CEO and Founder of Deeper Than Money, a global financial literacy company with a mission to teach women in their 20s and 30s how to get ahead with money without shame, guilt, or sacrificing the things they care about. After going from a broke college girl to paying off $36,000 of debt in 18 months, to now building a multi six-figure net worth at 26, Chloe's on a mission to teach others how to build wealth for good. 

 $1,000 Dollar Challenge

High Yield Savings Account Training

Deeper Than Money Podcast- Apple Podcast Link

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Jun 22, 2022
Nashville recap & recharging after traveling | Ep. 44
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Phew!!!! Now I understand the hype of Nashville! In episode 44 of Fun on Weekdays I recap my weekend trip to Nashville - from my FOW event, to CMA fest, Spotify house, and social anxiety. Do I like Nashville more than Austin??? I share how I recharge from traveling & how to reset your social battery. 

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Jun 14, 2022
Life updates - event recaps & buying a house (maybe) | Ep.43
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What a crazy few weeks it has been!! It’s easy to feel overwhelmed with life; like you are never doing enough/ could always be doing more, and constantly moving that you forget to enjoy it. In episode 43, I recap some recent life updates. From my first brand trip to Cabo, to my fitness & Uvalde events, how I tried to buy a house, and upcoming FOW events, I share what I’ve been up to and my plans for the summer! 

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Jun 07, 2022
My first ATX (weekday) bestie moved & got engaged! Sara Elizabeth Mason | Ep.42
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In episode 42 of Fun on Weekdays, I introduce my first ~best~ friend I made after moving to Austin - Sara Elizabeth! We reflect on some of our best ATX memories, how we became so close so fast, and how our friendship has evolved as we grow into different seasons of life. Sara shares her secret to being a good long distance friend, how she met her fiancé (hey Russ) and how she knew he was the one. 

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May 31, 2022
Happy & Healthy - Finding friends and fun in faith with Jeanine Amapola | Ep. 41
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In episode 41 of Fun on Weekdays, I had so much fun chatting with OG YouTuber, Jeanine Amipola, while I was in Dallas! Jeanine shares how her content has evolved since starting social media 10+ years ago, her struggles of feeling lonely & lost in college, and how finding her faith in dark times has changed her followers' opinions, her friendships, and her outlook on life. Jeanine shares her favorite ways to have fun that align with her faith and values as a Christian. It’s a really good one, I promise! If you enjoy this episode, you’re in luck because it’s a 2-in-1 week. Listen to my guest episode on Jeanine’s podcast, Happy & Healthy!

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IG: @jeanineamapola
YouTube: Jeanine Amapola
TikTok: @jeanineamapola
Podcast: Happy & Healthy

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May 24, 2022
I’m not a size 2 anymore - how to stop letting your size and numbers ruin your perception of yourself | Ep. 40
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In episode 40 of Fun on Weekdays, I share my recent realization that the clothes I’m ordering don’t “run small”, I’m just a size or 2 bigger - and that’s okay!! I share how my body image has evolved from childhood to adulthood and how it has affected my confidence. When you’ve been the same size your whole life, it can be overwhelming, disheartening, and frustrating. But the sooner we accept that our bodies will continuously change as we age, the sooner we can appreciate our bodies as they are in this moment. I share my tips & things I’ve done to focus less on the number and more on how I feel. Hint: it’s not working out more or eating less! 💗

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May 18, 2022
Clingy or toxic? toxic friendships & when to move on | Ep. 39
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Is your friend clingy or toxic? In episode 39 of Fun on Weekdays I share what a toxic friend means to me and my friendship red flags. But don’t get me wrong, I’m not perfect and I’ve been a toxic friend too!! We can all learn from our insecurities, competitiveness, & jealousy. I share y’alls toxic friend stories and how you need to be a good friend to yourself before being a good friend to others. Life’s short, call an old friend and let them know you love them this week! 

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May 10, 2022
Life lately! Event recap, new car, new office & new mindset | Ep. 38
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In episode 38 of Fun on Weekdays, I recap the past few weeks of my life. From PMS-ing, to my recent meet-up events, to my new car & new office… I have been quite the busy gal. Let’s catch up on life and how to appreciate life’s curveballs when you’re feeling overwhelmed! 

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May 03, 2022
From Pharmacy to Picnics with my Event Planner Nancy | Ep. 37
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Y’all!!!! I’m so excited to introduce my event planner Nancy to you in episode 37 of Fun on Weekdays! Nancy shares how she was able to leave her job in pharmaceuticals to pursue her small business, and shares her tips for anyone feeling uninspired or lost in their careers. From work-life-school balance, to business plans, to marketing advice, to financials - Nancy was able to turn her picnic business into an event planning service. True depiction of a go-getter and I’m so happy to have her working with me to plan FOW events! Be sure to follow her on IG: @prestigeaustin

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Apr 26, 2022
Making New Friends & Setting Boundaries | Ep. 36
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In episode 36 of Fun on Weekdays podcast, I share my advice on how to make friends - real friends that aren’t just surface level!! What to talk about, how often to hangout, how often to text, and what to do if they become “needy”. Why you may think your friends are needy & the difference between clingy and toxic. I also share y’all’s insight on how to set boundaries via IG story replies.

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Fun On Weekdays Event Details
Date: Tuesday, April 26th 
Time: 6pm - 7pm
Location: Macy’s Domain, 3311 Esperanza Crossing, Austin, TX 78758

Apr 19, 2022
My sister got a boyfriend! | Ep. 35
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Yeah, so about Fun on Week Dates… In Episode 35, my sister Erin shares that she now has a boyfriend! Although I’ll no longer be doing Week Dates (at least with Erin as the bachelorette), we share our best first date stories and creative ways to spend time with your significant other - or situationship, on weekdays. Erin gives us an update on her life since our first episode together and how she met her bf. One may call this episode “like being on facetime with your friends.” 

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Fun On Weekdays Event Details:
Date: Tuesday, April 26th 
Time: 6pm - 7pm
Location: Macy’s Domain, 3311 Esperanza Crossing, Austin, TX 78758

Apr 12, 2022
Ask Us Anything - Relationship Advice with my BF | Ep. 34
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In episode 34 of Fun on Weekdays, I took to my IG story to ask y’all to share your burning relationship questions. Connor and I share our insight from FWB, to “hesidating” to meeting new interests, and learning to let go of people’s opinions about your relationship. What do y’all think - drinks only on a first date? Listen to find out what we think.

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Apr 05, 2022
Dogs on Weekdays | Ep. 33
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So you want to get a puppy? In episode 33 of Fun on Weekdays, I share my recent insight after 3 weeks of ~motherhood~. I took to IG stories to ask my dog lover followers to share how having a dog has changed their life and how their idea of Fun on Weekdays has evolved. Expenses, priorities, routine, social life, relationships, I share the struggles of raising a puppy and the realities of caring for a living breathing stuffed animal. Apologies in advance for Quincy’s background noise, he’s just a pupper!!!

Fun on Weekdays idea: Join my Facebook group and get together with people in your city for a walk with your dogs! Make new friends, get active, and spend time with your (or other people’s) dogs. (Idea inspired by city girls who walk!) 

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Mar 29, 2022
Recent Life Lessons - Forgiveness, Time management, Saying no, Teamwork | Ep. 32
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In episode 32 of Fun on Weekdays, I share some of the lessons I’ve learned over the past few weeks since selling out merch, getting a puppy, SXSW, and getting busier with life. I talk about learning to forgive and letting go of resentment, re-learning how to manage your time as your priorities evolve, finding confidence to say no, and realizing that accepting help doesn’t make you any less capable. Whenever you get overwhelmed by life just remind yourself, you can do it & make it happen!! <3 

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Mar 23, 2022
You don't need to drink to have Fun on Weekdays | Ep. 31
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So we all just got tired of going out?? In episode 31 of Fun on Weekdays, I talk about how my idea of fun has evolved since starting the podcast. I share the struggles of transitioning out of my “party girl era,” where most of my weekends were spent out at bars drinking, and the expectation that you are supposed to party in your 20’s. When in reality, we all need some nights in. As I find new passions and hobbies, I share the importance of “Fun on Weekdays” meaning something different to everyone, and how you don’t need to drink to relate to my message. 

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Mar 15, 2022
Besties & Business with Daily Drills | Ep. 30
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Long-time besties Mary Ralph & Kennedy, founders of Daily Drills, join me in episode 30 of Fun on Weekdays. They share how their friendship has evolved over the years as they’ve navigated their 20’s, gotten into relationships/ married, moved to new cities, and become business partners. We talk about balancing a friendship/ business partners and personal/ work lives including the challenges of starting a business. Get ready to feel like you’re listening to your older sister besties chatting about life & success! 

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Mar 08, 2022
Sad to Savage - Building Healthy Habits with Shelby Sacco | Ep. 29
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Sad to Savage TikTok Queen, Shelby Sacco, joins me for Episode 29 of Fun on Weekdays to share how she turned her life around by introducing healthy habits into her daily routine. From habits in her self love, relationships, career, social life, and passions, Shelby believes the key to optimizing your life is not “motivation,” but acknowledging your bad habits, and implementing healthy ones. In this episode, Shelby outlines exactly how you form a habit, 
and how to turn them into a lifestyle. 

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IG: @shelbysacco5
TikTok: @shelbysacco5


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Mar 01, 2022
You don't need to move to have fun | Ep. 28
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In episode 28 of Fun on Weekdays Podcast, I do something I hate - admit that I was wrong. Being comfortable somewhere does not mean you need to move!! After reflecting on the places I’ve lived, I realized it was never the locations I loved that gave me the experiences I’ll remember forever, it was the people. Sometimes all you need is a fresh perspective, treating yourself like a tourist, and discovering new ways to enjoy your home because after all, nothing is permanent. 


This podcast is sponsored by Macy’s. Head over to the below link and explore Jenna’s favorite featured items today!

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Feb 22, 2022
Not so Fun on Weekdays | Ep. 27
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How can we get ourselves out of those dark days when we aren’t very Fun on weekdays? We’ve all been there… those days where you just don’t feel like yourself, you count down the hours until you can go to sleep, you find yourself thinking negative thoughts about yourself and so on. In episode 27 of Fun on Weekdays Podcast, I open up about some of the things I’ve been struggling with lately - from body image, self doubt, anxiety, friendships, to my health, etc. Even on my darkest days when I’m not 100% Jenna, I know I have all of you. I hope this episode makes you feel heard and less alone.

This podcast is sponsored by Macy’s. Head over to the below link and explore Jenna’s favorite featured items today!

https://www.macys.com/FOW



Feb 15, 2022
F*ck on Weekdays - Confidence, dating, and sex with Serena Kerrigan | Ep. 26
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The Queen of Confidence, Serena Kerrigan, joins me in episode 26 of Fun on Weekdays podcast to talk about how her Instagram Live dating show, Let’s F*cking Date, has changed her life. From her experience in entertainment, to how she became so confident, to dating in your 20’s, to sex (omg!) Serena gives all the big-sister advice you need. Trivia question while listening - how many times do I say, “I love that!”? 

This podcast is sponsored by Macy’s. Head over to the below link and explore Jenna’s favorite featured items today!

https://www.macys.com/FOW



Feb 08, 2022
Ex-TikTok Employees Turned GirlBosses - finding confidence in your career | Ep.25
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If you can’t tell by the title, Episode 25 of Fun on Weekdays is all about girlbossing a little too close to the sun. From being confident in your career, understanding your value & worth, knowing when to quit your job (and how), and taking risks in your career to pursue your passions. Christen shares her experience as a Latina woman in tech, working in the big leagues - Instagram, Pinterest, and TikTok, to her current role as the founder of her start-up, Clara for Creators; bringing awareness to pay transparency. Basically… Christen is my role model when it comes to going after what you want. If you feel stuck or uninspired in your career, you won’t after listening to this episode!

Christen’s socials

IG: @careerchristen

TikTok: @chrristen

Claraforcreators.com

IG: @claraforcreators   

TikTok: @claraforcreators 


This podcast is sponsored by Macy’s. Head over to the below link and explore Jenna’s favorite featured items today!

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Jan 31, 2022
Fun on Fashion - finding confidence in your style | Ep. 24
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Let’s have a laugh together in Episode 24 as we talk about finding humor and having fun with your style with my TikTok-fashion-icon-internet-friend, Jake Fleming! Clothes can be a way to express yourself and feel most confident. Whether you’re going to work, working from your bed, or going out to the club, you don’t need to buy an entirely new wardrobe to change up your style. Jake opens up about how his sexuality has influenced his style and gives his unfiltered advice on how to not give a fu*k about what your family, friends, or strangers think. 

Follow Jake!

IG: jake.fleming
TikTok: itsjakeflemm

This podcast is sponsored by Macy’s. Head over to the below link and explore Jenna’s favorite featured items today!

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Jan 25, 2022
How to Heartbreak - Finding yourself after a breakup | Ep. 23
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In this vulnerable episode, I (over)share how I was able to get over my long term relationship with my first love. It’s hard!! It takes time, good company to support you, and dating yourself. I share my mistakes and give advice on how to make the most out of your life when you feel lost after a breakup. Remember that people love you and you’re not alone… and if you feel alone, join my community Facebook group. <3 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/funonweekdays/?multi_permalinks=508496317166949&notif_id=1642090265498768&notif_t=feedback_reaction_generic&ref=notif

This podcast is sponsored by Macy’s. Head over to the below link and explore Jenna’s favorite featured items today!

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Jan 18, 2022
What even is "post-grad"? How to be comfortable being uncomfortable & navigate adulthood | Ep. 22
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So… we graduate college and then what? Some people live at home, some stay in their hometown, some move to a city without a job, and some jump straight into a career. Navigating your post-grad years is all about understanding that everyone is on a different track, and comparing yourself to others is the key to falling off of your own. Getting our first full-time job, moving into our first place, making new friends; it’s all very overwhelming. Amidst the chaos & confusion of all that adulting is, remind yourself that no one ~really~ knows, so just have fun! The good thing is that we have each other to get through it together, every Tuesday, on Fun on Weekdays Podcast.

This podcast is sponsored by Macy’s. Head over to the below link and explore Jenna’s favorite featured items today!

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Jan 11, 2022
Sister time - Growing up, Grief, Solo living & traveling | Ep. 21
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Happy 2022!!! This year is all about finding friends that will create adventures, live in the moment, and have fun on weekdays with you. My sissy, Erin, talks about her go-to weekday (and bestfriend) Taylor, who she unexpectedly lost in 2021. She shares how her perception and meaning of life has changed, and how Fun on Weekdays has helped her deal with grief. We talk about our childhood & how we are very different, yet somehow very alike. Erin shares all of her tips for solo traveling and how important it is to self-discovery in your 20’s. This episode is in loving memory of Taylor Strauss.

This podcast is sponsored by Macy's.


Jan 04, 2022
New Year, New Resolutions, More Weekdays, Same Podcast | Ep. 20
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Can you believe it’s almost 2022?! I swear I blinked my eyes and now I’m chaotically trying to find NYE plans. Before we get into New Years, let’s reflect on 2021 and talk about my goals for Fun on Weekdays in 2022. Then we talk about the most important part… outfits. I share styles I’ve been loving & how to elevate your look into one that would be Harry Styles approved. I share my do’s & don’ts of celebrating the holiday, and give you some New Years resolutions we might ~actually~ follow through with. Happy New Year from Fun On Weekdays Podcast!     

Dec 28, 2021
The Content Creator Space | Influencer Marketing Tips | Ep. 19
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In episode 19 of the Fun on Weekdays podcast, Jenna and Hannah Haarala Jones, Chief Talent Officer and Co-Founder of J1S, a modern-day creative and talent agency, sit down to discuss the content creator space. As Jenna’s management, they connect on the value of having a dedicated audience and the importance of building a community.

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Dec 21, 2021
Maintaining Healthy Relationships | Prioritizing Your Health Above All Else | Ep. 18
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In episode 18 of the Fun on Weekdays podcast, Jenna sits down with her friend Gabby to discuss the realities of relationships and how to take control of your life if you find yourself in a tough situation. While relationships can be amazing, they can also turn toxic quickly and are a huge contribution to our overall health.

Dec 14, 2021
21 Pieces of Gratitude in 2021 | The Little Things That Matter the Most | Ep. 17
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In episode 17 of the Fun on Weekdays podcast, Jenna sits down and reflects on 21 things she’s been grateful for throughout this past year.

Dec 07, 2021
From Reality TV Dating to Reality | Relationship Advice From Both Male & Female Perspectives | Ep. 16
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In episode 16 of the Fun on Weekdays podcast, Jenna and Nick Viall, a former lead on ABC’s The Bachelor franchise and host of The Viall Files podcast, answer relationship-based questions from both a female and male perspective.

This podcast is sponsored by Athena Club, for 20% off visit www.athenaclub.com and use the promo code: JENNAP

Nov 23, 2021
The Do’s and Don’ts of Moving | Apartment Living Hacks | Ep. 15
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In episode 15 of the Fun on Weekdays podcast, Jenna talks about how to find an apartment, living with roommates and making a move that’s right for you.

Nov 16, 2021
Fun on Weekdays | Fun on Halloween recap with Sam Allison | Episode 14
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In episode 14 of the Fun of Weekdays podcast, Jenna recaps her Fun on Halloween ‘Presented by Visible’ event and brings on special guest, Sam Allison, a college student from Canada who flew all the way to Austin, Texas, for the occasion. They discuss being a part of community, making new friends and pushing your comfort zone.

Nov 09, 2021
Fun on Weekdays | Stephen Antonini | Episode 13
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In episode 13 of the Fun on Weekdays podcast, Jenna and Stephen Antonini, a Los Angles-based creator and host of the Drinking Game podcast, talk about growing up in the midwest, college life and more.

This podcast is sponsored by SheFit. You can check out Jenna's favorite styles at https://shefit.com/jenna.

Nov 01, 2021
Fun on Weekdays | Dad | Episode 12
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In episode 12 of the Fun on Weekdays podcast, Jenna brings on her dad, Charlie, to answer audience questions about Jenna’s childhood and lifestyle while sharing funny stories along the way.

This podcast is sponsored by Athena Club and Better Help. Get 10% off of your first month of therapy with BetterHelp by visiting https://betterhelp.com/fow10.

Oct 26, 2021
Fun on Weekdays | Zachary Reality | Episode 11
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In episode 11 of the Fun on Weekdays podcast, Jenna and Zachary Reality, a Los Angeles-based reality TV commentator, talk about balancing life as a creator, Bachelor nation and authenticity.

This podcast is sponsored by SheFit. You can check out Jenna's favorite styles at https://shefit.com/jenna.

Oct 19, 2021
Fun on Weekdays | Emily Dugger | Episode 10
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In episode 10 of the Fun on Weekdays podcast, Jenna and her hometown best friend, Emily Dugger, talk about growing up in Ohio, ACL in Austin, Texas, and more.

This podcast is sponsored by SheFit. You can check out Jenna's favorite styles at https://shefit.com/jenna.

Oct 12, 2021
Fun on Weekdays | 24 Questions | Episode 9
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In episode 9, a special edition of the Fun on Weekdays podcast, Jenna celebrates her 24th birthday and answers 24 thoughtful  questions from her audience about life, fashion and everything in between.

This podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp. For 10% off of your first month of therapy, visit https://betterhelp.com/fow10.

Oct 05, 2021
Fun on Weekdays | Live In The Moment | Episode 8
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In episode 8 of the Fun on Weekdays podcast, Jenna talks about her trip to New York City and how to go with the flow when things don’t go as planned. While you can’t plan ahead for everything, she discusses the importance of living in the moment and always remembering to have fun no matter what.

This podcast episode is sponsored by SHEFIT - affordable, high-quality activewear for your busy everyday life.

Sep 28, 2021
Fun on Weekdays | Louis Levanti | Episode 7
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On episode 7 of the Fun on Weekdays podcast, Jenna and Louis Levanti, a TikToker focused within the celebrity, fashion and lifestyle space, talk about embracing their passions, moving to a new city and what the FOW mantra means to them.

Sep 21, 2021
Fun on Weekdays | Danielle Carolan | Episode 6
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In episode 6 of the Fun of Weekdays podcast, Jenna and Danielle Carolan, a content creator who got her start in 2010 on YouTube, take on New York City. They talk about social media, college life and offer up advice for young girls.

This podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp. For 10% off of your first month of therapy, visit https://betterhelp.com/fow10.

Sep 14, 2021
Fun on Weekdays | Connor Saeli | Episode 5
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In episode 5 of the Fun on Weekdays podcast, Jenna and Connor Saeli play 'We're Not Really Strangers.' As you follow along you get to know and learn more about them living in Austin, entrepreneurial ventures, and their perspectives on social media.


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Sep 07, 2021
Fun on Weekdays | I Quit My Job | Episode 4
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In episode 4 of the Fun of Weekdays podcast, Jenna announces that she’s quit her 9 to 5 job to dedicate herself full-time to the Fun on Weekdays brand. She talks about taking risks, doing what is best for yourself in the exact moment you’re living in and building an authentic community.

Aug 31, 2021
Fun on Weekdays | Lillie Devries | Episode 3
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In episode 3 of the Fun on Weekdays podcast, Jenna and her roommate/best friend, Lillie Devries, talk about the importance of taking PTO and all of their adventures in Cabo together. 

Aug 17, 2021
Fun on Weekdays | Kennedy Eurich | Episode 2
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In episode 2 of the Fun on Weekdays podcast, Kennedy Eurich, a Tiktoker from Pittsburgh, joins Jenna to talk about their experiences with social media. 

Without taking risks to reinvent themselves and surrounding themselves with people who allow them to grow, neither of them would be where they are today. They remind listeners that consistency is key with anything you want to accomplish and encourage people to always be their authentic self.

Aug 10, 2021
Fun on Weekdays
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Jenna Palek, a 23-year-old from Ohio, is a fun-loving girl living in Austin, Texas. Although she works a 9 to 5 job from Monday to Friday, she chooses to live life to the fullest by changing up her routines and trying new things. The Fun On Weekdays podcast gives a look into Jenna’s life as a 20-something city girl who is all about having fun every day of the week.

Jul 20, 2021
Fun on Weekdays | Episode 1
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In episode 1 of the Fun on Weekdays podcast, Jenna reflects on her past job experiences, college life and how she landed her first full-time position at TikTok. Her love of fashion and ambitious nature has opened the doors to different opportunities, but there’s so much more to come. Fun on Weekdays is all about living for the moment and getting out of your routine to experience something new.

Jul 20, 2021