trying something new…a newsletter style post

hey – how are you doing? it’s been a while since I’ve written on here. we live in a culture where everything has to be perfect and airbrushed. i miss and pine for the days where you didn’t have to triple check and double think everything.

I wanted to round out a few pieces of content that I’ve discovered recently that have spoken to me in some way. I hope you enjoy. Please share any music, articles, quotes, youtube videos, podcast episodes, etc. that have made you stop and think lately in the comments below :)

music:

youtube:

I found this video on youtube a few weeks ago and it helped verbalize and break down a question I’d been asking myself since last summer – sharing and reading infographics on social media can be useful, but does not replace taking actual action. She also makes a really interesting point about how much the most widely shared infographics are based on the aesthetics versus the content. I found it such a helpful video for me to reflect on this big question.

quote:

from Reddit – R/GetMotivated

podcast:

trying costco a5 wagyu + asian groceries & snacks haul | vlog

What I did and things I ate last weekend!

Trying A5 Wagyu from Costco, grabbing Asian groceries and snacks, unboxing my new shoes from HOKA ONE ONE, enjoying some warm weather, etc. Spring hath sprung!

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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.

If you have any video requests, be sure to let me know :-)

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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