Bumping this post from 2017 back up. Timely.
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The Million Mile Light is a battery-free safety light for runners and joggers that’s powered by motion and engineered to never give up. Brilliant.
“Anything worth doing is worth doing slowly.”
— Mae West
This new Tattly Furry Friends Sheet by Brooklyn based illustrator Kevin Waldron is making me happy.
“I don’t want to be part of your revolution if I can’t dance!
— Emma Goldman
“Often when you think you’re at the end of something, you’re at the beginning of something else.”
— Fred Rogers
A growing online database of Letraset Sheets. Be still my heart.
Absolutely loving this modern, stustainable, click together, flat pack furniture called Hoek. Brooklyn made. YES!
21 years ago I moved to NYC not knowing it would become my forever home.
Two months ago, I became a US citizen, during a pandemic nonetheless.
Today I voted for the first time, after two decades of paying taxes, building businesses and and raising my children in the USA.
It feels good to citizen.
“Hard times require furious dancing”.
— Alice Walker
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I love this Avocado Vase. (At the rate I am going my apartment is going to morph into an Avocado forest soon.)
1. Remind yourself that time is valuable and once it’s spent you absolutely can’t get it back.
2. Ask yourself: “Would I be willing to do this thing tomorrow?” It’s easy to sign yourself up for something in April when it’s only September. Do your future self a favor and try this little exercise.
3. Respond quickly. Don’t leave people hanging once you know you’re saying no.
4. Own your “no” if it’s not a priority (because something else actively is): “Thanks so much for thinking of me. I’m not going to be able to take this on, but I wish you the best with X.”
5. Reframe your “no” to assuage your guilt (if it’s something you genuinely wish you had time for). Acknowledge that this commitment is significant to you, even if you’re not taking it on. A good sample script: “This is so important that it deserves someone’s full energy, and since I can’t do that because I have XYZ other things, I would be dishonoring the importance of this event/role/weekend getaway by saying yes.”