10 book recommendations!

Reading has been a favorite pastime of mine since I was a little kid. I wanted to share some of my top book recommendations. Here are 10 books you should read – some gripping fiction reads, some interesting non-fiction picks and a few self-help books that have helped transform my mindset.

What are some of your favorite books?

Trying to live a happier life – 10 life “hacks”

Hi there, thanks for tuning in. As you may have seen I started making Youtube videos for fun. I’ve technically had a channel since 2017 but only posted a few videos!

I called these hacks because they are less so broad life philosophies and more so tips and tricks to slowly work towards a happier life.

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Here is some music I’ve been listening to! Shoutout to Maddy, aka Mr. Moist for the rec:

Morning Excerpts

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11/9 Monday morning

Cat – I don’t want you to forget the feeling of taking a walk at 7:45AM on a Monday morning. For a glorious hour, you are just a person simply enjoying life & nature. Congrats on waking up early, having a bit of a slow morning and enjoying life because you truly deserve it. Work-life balance is so crucial – this is something that this year taught me. In a time where work is just a few steps away at any given moment & the hours of the day blend in with each other, it’s very easy to get sucked in if you’re not careful.

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5 personal finance resources for beginners

Two years ago, personal finance was a mystery to me.

I didn’t have any grasp on my spending or saving habits and how they fluctuated over time. I thought that in order to invest, I had to spend a lot of time actively buying and selling stocks when apparently, that’s not the only way (or the most successful way) to invest. I didn’t have any concrete financial goals.

At some point after I started working full time and receiving a paycheck, I realized that I should probably figure out how to manage my money.

Today, I’m by no means an expert in any way, but I have a much better grip on my money and what I hope to do with it in the coming years.

This post is for the folks in a similar position – interested in getting their personal finances in check, but totally bewildered on where to start and how it all works.

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excerpts from my journal

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12/20/19

Coming home and seeing my parents is always a little surreal, nostalgic and sad.

  • surreal because most of my interaction with them now are on the phone so it’s weird coming back and seeing how much our house has changed and all of the new things they’ve bought, and how they prepare for their kids coming home (fresh produce, our favorite foods, etc).
  • nostalgic because I’m an “adult” now and everything I’m back, I’m a little more mature/grownup/feel less like a kid. And they have less control over me, which is half nice but also…bittersweet
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