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{This week: Doing good work, van life, 1Password for Families, and more.}

Photo by Tammy Strobel

Hi all,

Below are 10 happy links that inspired me this week. I hope you enjoy them, too!

1. Recently, I’ve been feeling unsure about the direction of my work. Courtney’s latest posts—A Gentle Warrior’s Guide to Doing Good Work (Part 1 & 2)—were helpful and affirming.

2. Fascinating essays about living in a van: Roll With Emily & Corey in a VW Van and Unfiltered Life on the Road.

3. I love 1Password and I’m excited about their new service—1Password for Families.

4. This was a helpful post: Our Favorite Notebooks for Fountain Pen Use.

5. Fabulous interviews via the Longform Podcast:

  • Leah Finnegan, a former New York Times and Gawker editor, is the managing news editor at Genius.
  • Jon Favreau, former chief speechwriter for President Obama, is a columnist at The Ringer and co-host of Keepin’ It 1600.

6. Catherine Connors’s email policy is awesome: “I have a strict rule about not checking email after 6:00pm so I can clear my head of business before going to bed.”

7. Fast food restaurants as third spaces.

8. Cheers to this sentiment by Her Bad Mother: “What I don’t care about is building my fucking brand. I used to care about that, but then I got the recognition and the money and the bizarre hard-turn on a career that took me to New York and then Los Angeles, and although I’m tremendously grateful that my life took those turns (#blessed) and wouldn’t change a thing about it, I did discover along the way that some of the things that I’d thought I’d wanted weren’t as awesome as I thought they’d be.”

9. The latest issue of Tiny House Magazine is out!

10. On my nightstand: Open Water Swimming Manual by Lynne Cox, My House of Memories by Merle Haggard, and The Girl With All The Gifts by M. R. Carey.

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With gratitude,
Tammy