So proud to call Ilhan Omar one of Minnesota’s own! Fellow Minnesotans: remember to vote in the primary on Tuesday! Here’s everything you need to know about the candidates and races.
How was your week, friends? I crossed ‘hammock camping’ off my New Things List and was surprised to discover I liked it! It is a million times easier and more fun than tent camping.
I also opened my super-affordable ($35!) super effective class Bank Boost on Wednesday. In the last three months, Bank Boost students have collectively added more than $45,000 to their bank accounts! Class starts tomorrow, so if you’re keen to join us, now is the time!
Links for you!
Related to my hammock camping: if you’re in MSP, you can rent outdoor gear for a pittance at the University Of Minnesota’s Outdoor Center – even if you’re not a student! I rented my hammock for $6!
I was on the Middle Finger To Perfection podcast talking about the ways I am (and am not) a perfectionist and how to stop using money to buy love or solve other people’s problems.
I loved this colorful house tour!
What do 90-somethings regret most?
Every single one of these 90-something-year-olds, all of whom are widowed, recalled a time when their spouses were still alive and their children were younger and living at home. As a busy young mom and working professional who frequently fantasizes about the faraway, imagined pleasures of retirement, I quickly responded, “But weren’t those the most stressful times of your lives?” Yes of course, they all agreed. But there was no doubt that those days were also the happiest.
Related: A better way to think about ‘busy’
Confirmed: Paul Rudd is exactly as lovely as expected.
Four bright spots in this never-ending maelstrom of bad current events:
- LeBron James’ new school
- This devoted shopping cart-return-er
- This awesome, successful fundraising initiative
- This advertisement for Las Vegas, of all places
I loved this: A Brooklyn Retreat Inspired by Movies of the 1990s
“I’m Outraged, but Failing at Activism. Why?”
If I focus on just one issue and apply genuine effort and attention to it, I just might contribute something useful. I choose to invest that energy in different ways, whether it’s writing about a pressing issue, amplifying the voices of others, donating money and time to nonprofit organizations, or whatever I can think of that might be useful. Sometimes, I have no idea how I can be useful, so I ask people who are well positioned to point me in the right direction because I recognize that I don’t have to have all the answers.
Hope you had a lovely weekend, friends!