Who to Vote For Beyond the President and Yes/No’s for Every Proposition

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This is the mood:

Give up, just quit, because in this life, you can’t win. Yeah, you can try, but in the end you’re just gonna lose, big time, because the world is run by the Man.

The Man, oh, you don’t know the Man? He’s everywhere. In the White House… down the hall… Ms. Mullins, she’s the Man.

And the Man ruined the ozone, he’s burning down the Amazon, and he kidnapped Shamu and put her in a chlorine tank!


and Going Back to Self Care/Productivity Basics

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I had solid systems and routines in my “regular” go-to-work-go-back-home life. I didn’t realize how strongly everything depended on that structure. When the structure broke down, so did my productivity… then self upkeep… then morale… then, ultimately, me. 😩

I didn’t want to move. I didn’t want to think. I was lethargic. I was tired while not having done anything all day — a concept that makes no sense and complete sense to me at the same time.

I hit a funk.

A Wake Up Call

I had to face some facts: I can either suffer by doing nothing, which I had been doing and excelled at, or I can suffer by doing something. …


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It was drizzling and dark and along the Embarcadero route… and we ran our first non-stop 4.5 miles! Running actually became easier when we widened our strides…

This past week, training was really hard. I couldn’t bring myself to run and when I did I couldn’t bring myself to run for long. It was so painful, I could feel it in my face. I went to the top of Bernal as a “treat” and boy was it so. The air is kinda dusty from the fires…but it made the city this dreamy shade of pink, soft purples, and blue.


ft. my anecdotes and cheeky sense of humor 😏

A turtle in a sweatband, struggling hard to get across the start line with an unfazed snail onlooker.
A turtle in a sweatband, struggling hard to get across the start line with an unfazed snail onlooker.

Pregame the Mind

I saturated my feeds with zero waste content because I wanted to Pavlov’s Dog myself into seeing posts and having that inspire action.

In fact, for me, it all began on social media when Facebook’s algorithm introduced me to this:

From there, I found this “Zero Waste Girl’s” blog, Trash is for Tossers. I was smitten. She had articles for everything, things I couldn’t even anticipate making trash free.

Then I got pointed to another blog, Zero Waste Home, known as a “pioneer” of the modern zero waste movement:

I found other resourceful accounts along the way:

YouTube


my 4 years of brute forcing it and how i’m fixing that 😩

A girl thinking hard about zero waste tips: buying in bulk, bringing your own grocery bag, and only using reusable utensils
A girl thinking hard about zero waste tips: buying in bulk, bringing your own grocery bag, and only using reusable utensils

In 2015, I was introduced to “zero waste.” Officially, it’s:

“A set of principles focused on waste prevention that encourages the redesign of resource life cycles so that all products are reused. The goal is for no trash to be sent to landfills, incinerators, or the ocean.” — Source

Symbolically, it’s:


*a twenty-something college grad, working in tech, in San Francisco (aka you)

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I’ve spent my whole life learning the importance of a job but never the importance of managing the money I earn from that job. I think a lot of people are in that boat.

Budgeting is usually the first relationship facilitator people have with money. Is that true? I want to say that’s true… Assuming so, let’s talk about it.

Why I Budget

Before getting into the logistics, I think it’s important to find your motive. Here’s the thing:

  • Setting up a budgeting system is easy but maintaining it is hard.
  • Budgeting alone won’t save you. If you’re not ready to make changes based on the numbers you record, then spend your time on something you actually want to do. I mean that. …


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“I like standing in crowded rooms.”
“Ohh, so you’re one of those freaks…”

Pssst. I realize not everyone frequents Facebook or Medium so I’m making an email list, add your fine self, if you wanna see me in your inbox when new posts go up. 🤪 📬


We’re talking all the goodies — personal finance, self help, relationships, memoirs…

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There’s this quote my 7th grade Language Arts teacher had us thinking about, it’s by Einstein:

Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.

Y’all I can’t remember what I had for dinner a few days ago but, years later, I still remember this.

I apply it to the books I read— “the books I read” being my loosely structured, personal, and forever form of “school.” So this is what I most remember and will continue to remember from the books I read in 2019:

1. Rich Dad Poor Dad

If you can’t live below your means, if your money can’t make you more money, you’ll be slaved. …


These are 4 main changes you might experience once you start work…

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Source

1. More Targeted Problems to Solve

“Redesign Youtube.” “Create a recipe app for millennials.” “Design a health app.”

In classes and internships, my assignments typically spanned months in time and covered every step in the design process. The deliverable could look like 30+ screens.


How I filled an empty state full to the brim and what I learned from watching it overflow…

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In my last post, I explained:

We just launched a new product. New to us. New to the industry.

This new product being…

The Template Builder…our crack at streamlining the back-and-forth paperwork process that hundreds of businesses waste hundreds of hours on. This product lets users add fields on top of their existing document to create one template that is reusable and easy for their recipients to fill out.

Pamela Hu

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