What’d you get up to this week, friends? Unsurprisingly, I stayed inside for 99% of it – Minneapolis is NOT screwing around with these temperatures. I’m working through Bank Boost alongside my students and as part of my Earning Spree took on tonnnnns of work. Which is exciting! And means I’m working all the time!
Links for you!
Extremely random, but Minneapolis friends: I bought a ticket for the Feb 23rd Beirut show at the Palace theater, but I have to go out of town. Would you like to buy it from me? It can be yours for face value ($46). Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want it! I am GUTTED to miss this show.
Whenever I post a selfie, I get questions about:
1. How I make my hair do that
2. How I get my eyebrows like that
So often in life, we prematurely decide…
I could never do that.
I could never have that.
I could never afford that.
I don’t have time for that.
Nobody would be interested in doing that.
I’m almost certain they will say “no” and I don’t want to bother them.
Maybe all of that is true.
Or…maybe none of that is true.
Maybe, in fact, your dream is totally doable. Maybe all you need to do is send an email, make a call, or be brave for twenty-five seconds and send that invitation.
This sentiment might not motivate other people but it definitely works for me!
My mom is in her 70s and she’s always doing awesome things – going to London with her sisters, joining a million book clubs. I liked this: The Joy of Being A Woman In Her 70s.
Our happiness is built by attitude and intention. Attitude is not everything, but it’s almost everything. I visited the jazz great Jane Jarvis when she was old, crippled and living in a tiny apartment with a window facing a brick wall. I asked if she was happy and she replied, “I have everything I need to be happy right between my ears.”
Yes! I love seeing what renters do with their spaces and how much they can change things without a big remodel. This bathroom is amazing!
One of my travel bucket list items is taking the Trans Siberian, so I obviously loved this photo essay.
Somewhat related: my friend Rolf is currently riding a motorcycle around rural Sumatra and writing about it. Fascinating!
Some truly next-level cake decorating.
Have you ever thought about ‘advice culture’ – particularly within the realm of business? And if it even works? I’d never thought about it before I read this.
Hope you stayed warm this week!