Dream on

Taking a moment to step into a space I don’t speak directly about as much here, but one in which I happen to have a lot of expertise. It’s a strange year, period. It’s an even more strange one if part of your plan was to head to graduate school right about now, ish. You don’t have to bail on those dreams, just because things aren’t how you expected them to be right now. If you stay connected to your personal truth, and your vision for the impact you want to make in the world, then the tools you need to get there will be made available to you. Maybe they’re the tools you’re hoping for; maybe not. As with all things, you need to ask first, to find out.

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Friend request

This past week, I lined up and did the thing. It took about an hour because it was a nice Friday afternoon, and I don’t think I was the only one who didn’t mind the excuse to slide away from work early for it. 

You’re already on to me, I know. ;-) So, yes! I voted. If you’re in the US and eligible, I hope you either have or will do the same by Nov. 3.

To say that this election season has been contentious is an epic understatement. What I loved most about my hour waiting in line to vote, though, was how it was exactly the opposite of all of that.

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Paid attention

A couple of weeks ago, inspired by this recent documentary, I did an audit of the apps on my phone, and basically broke them into 3 categories: 1) don’t use, 2) use, and 3) use too much.  Categories 1 and 3 got voted off the screen.

Yup, too much. As in, beyond their functional usefulness. For example, during non-pandemic times, living in a city, I used rideshare apps a lot. Each use was with the very specific purpose of moving me from Point A to B. The result was a lot of use, but not “too much” use. 

This would be in stark contrast to, for example, certain social media apps.

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