It could be worse

When something bad or annoying happens I’ve been trying to look at it another way. Rather than getting upset that the vet visit was $300, I say to myself “$300 is a lot better than what it would cost if she needed surgery”. Then the $300 sounds like a small sum compared to what it…

Want less, feel better

In short: the less you want, the less money you spend and the less time you need to work. If you don’t desire a huge house, a nice car, even small things like buying a soap dish or a new welcome mat, you’ll spend less. When you spend less, you have more money. When you…

My thoughts on clothes

I hate to admit, but when I was in middle and high school nearly all my purchases were made with the thought “I wonder what others will think of this”. I had dozens of shirts from Threadless, skateboarding and surfing shirts, and skate shoes. I wanted my clothes to say something about me. I think…

Strong opinions loosely held

Strong opinions loosely held

I first saw this quote on Nat Eliason’s Twitter and it’s one of those rare sentences that actually resonates. I’m not one for quotes, but there are times I find one that speaks to something I’ve been thinking about and does it so succinctly. What I love about it is that it helps explain something…

Energy & Schedules

Originally written March 29, 2019 – Updated January 9, 2021 I optimize the times I do things during the day based on my energy levels. It’s taken a while to figure out but I’ve finally got the hang of it. Mornings This is my prime time. It is silent, nobody else is awake. I get…

Learn out loud

I heard the concept of learning out loud while listening to an episode of Nat Chat with Isaac Morehouse. It’s something I’ve been thinking a lot about over the last few years and I never had a nice, succinct phrase to express the idea (thanks Isaac!). Learning out loud is nothing fancy, and it doesn’t…