Six months ago, we got shelter-in-place orders for the state of California. And, like a lot of you, I made some changes. I wrote more letters; wrote more in general; signed up for a great many more classes, and checked in with people more often.
I also adopted a new-to-me budgeting system that I hoped would finally cure me of my fear of my own money. The fact that it was invented by Japan’s first female journalist was a pretty big selling point.
I’m six months in now, and I wanted to tell you all how it’s going for me.
First of all, I’m still at it. …
You probably all know about minimalist wardrobes by now. This is that admirable thing in which you have a very limited number of clothes. The benefits, they say, are many; everything from taking better care of the clothing you do have to getting way more creative with how you’re styling your limited options.
President Obama did it too, but not because he felt the need to get more creative. During his presidency, he only wore grey or blue suits, so as to not to experience decision fatigue. He’s a smart man.
Well, guess what, everyone? I’m finally on the bandwagon. Since the end of March, I’ve pretty much worn the same three dresses in rotation. …