Last night’s ended with this segment.
What I learned this week:
1. In many British primary schools, the ukulele has replaced the recorder.
I picked up a ukulele this past week after seeing a guy walking down the street playing one. Haha! Well after years of piano, a portable instrument sounds awesome
Turns out that it’s super easy. So easy in fact it turns out that in Britain many schools are replacing the recorder with the ukulele in schools. Learned this from a mention on the.
2. I’m real fortunate to have $15 (suckers)!
That I’m able to spend on things like a live podcast taping ticket with pals without thinking twice.
I’ve been paying down those credit cards. Very close to being there!
When budgeting, saving, freelancing and Suze Orman you have to decide what you spend your money says what you value in life. It’s not easy and no one’s knows that for you. (Even if they want to!)
I’m sure I’ll have more ups and downs. It’s a life long thing, not something that just gets fixed. Good for now!!!
If you think you can’t save play a fun/terrifying game. Ask a friend about your spending habits. Any good friend who’s heard you whine about your money problems has a secret list of things that they watch you spend money on that aren’t:
(a) the cheapest ever food
(b) cheapest ever housing
(c) what they would do so the thing you did just annoyed them
(d) about, on, or for them so was also annoying.
3. Do what you do where you are
My gym was redoing it’s floors which really messed up my routine and canceled all of my usual classes. Still making the best of it, every single day ended up with something interesting and fun. The timing was perfect since my schedule next week is shifting temporarily. New class, projects, and freelance plans.
I’m a huge fan of Getting Things Done method of organization. It’s all about focusing on context. What can you do right now? Write yourself a note. Set a reminder. Put it on your calendar. Super simple and yet a lot of folks don’t do any of it.
I have tons of ideas on how to fill my time and how to do enough. The trick is to just make a decision and do that. If you’re FOMO person who’s waiting for something better to come along, no one is putting you on the top of their list either.
An interesting episode of This American Life focused on the divide in The Republican Party. One commenter notes about Somali immigrants "We are not in control. Not of our schools, our neighborhoods, or our cities." All I can wonder is what factors grant any right to control over public spaces and the presence of legal immigrants. The groups involved in the story says it's about money. Their money is going to individuals who they believe are less worth spending than them and their issues. Because they're from outside.