Inspired by the good Derek Sivers from @nownownow, I list things that are getting my attention at the time of writing, in no particular order.

Queer 101 essays

At Vine & Fig, we’re building a collection of essays on queer terminology called Queer 101. They are meant for LGBTQIA+ Catholics and the people in their lives with whom they’d like to have The Important Conversations.

Enjoying home life

I feel fortunate to be where I am, which is in a wonderful one-bedroom on the East side of Amsterdam. Yes, the pandemic is terrible, and at the same time working from home is a real blessing to me. I didn’t know how much I would benefit from Not Being Around Other People All Day until many of us were forced to work from home.

From onboarding to soaring

In another edition of Check Out My Privilege™, I couldn’t be happier to have joined Leeruniek. Aside from design work I am picking up a lot of product management tasks, and I’m enjoying it thoroughly.

Keeping a gratitude journal

One of the dorkiest and best decisions that I made in 2020 was gifting myself a HappySelf Journal for ages 12 and up. There is something very comforting in meeting my daily review with the wonder and curiosity of a 12-year-old. Highly recommend!


For the past three years, my budgetting efforts have amounted to paying for an annual subscription to You Need A Budget, and never really using it. I’ve been untangling the messaging I’ve received about money, budget, and particularly the skill set required to handle them well. I’m committing to keeping YNAB updated daily so that I can make some actual progress.

Last updated: January 15, 08:45

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