The Saturday Special: Unreasonably Happy Edition


Hey guys,

This has been the kind of week during which I feel constantly on the verge of happy tears, kinda like the last time I went to San Francisco. It’s the kind of week that’s so good I’m not sure I can handle being this happy for this long. Like the dopamine receptors in my brain are actually worn down and going, “Dude, can we just calm down a minute?”

Ellie and I have done a ton of work on our podcast, Write Against the Machine, and I’m really proud of how it’s looking. I’ve been managing the tech side of things with backup from my genius husband while Ellie has whipped the design into shape. Check out them sexy graphics, right? This week, we released Episode 4: Creative Super Friends, Assemble! This episode is all about how to build up your creative circle of friends with people who both support and challenge you.

AND I started teaching online yoga classes. I was mentally prepared for a lot of snags and hangups, but once we got started, it was super easy and fun! If you missed the first one, don’t worry: I’ve added more classes to the schedule already. Right now, online classes are just on Thursday, but I’m considering adding another day. If you want to put in your vote for a particular day or time, let me know in the comments!

Finally, here are the tasty bits from the rest of the internet: 

That’s it for me this week. I hope you’re all well and happy. Take good care of yourselves!


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Sticking My Head Out the Window of Life

I recently found this photo of myself. I think it’s from 2010… Probably March. I’m pretty sure this was taken in the cargo van we used to rent to drive ourselves and all the network equipment up to Rhode Island. I’m assuming Nimby or Synfyre took the photo.

I had a sinus headache that wouldn't go away. Sticking my head out the window seemed to help though.

The hilarious/ridiculous thing is that I don’t remember writing that caption. No matter, though. While it’s not a particularly flattering or “cool” picture, it was a happy day for me.

I feel like this picture pretty well summarizes my approach to life at this point. I’ve more or less given up on being cool. I don’t always dress up. I don’t always act like a grown up. I just want to be happy, like a dog sticking my head out the window of life.

So what’s this got to do with you? Why should you care? Oh, it doesn’t matter at all. I just wanted to share. I hope you find whatever gives you joy and just do that. Just embrace who you are and what makes you happy.

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