1- I voted! I had to wait in an outdoor line for ~30 minutes at our early voting location, but had headphones and the weather was decent, so it wasn’t bad.
I did not use my absentee ballot (instead I turned it in and they voided it) but rather fed my ballot through the machine. So satisfying. And now the sticker has a place of posterity!
2- Yesterday was day #30 of Operation 100! I am not exaggerating when I say I feel like I came out of a years-long fog with my new digital practices. I am so much more present and less distracted. I am shockingly uninterested in scrolling. I am only mad at myself for not truly taking charge of this habit sooner. (Sometimes you’re only ready when you’re ready, though).
I do not think I will ever go back to unmitigated social media and phone use.
Average minutes used over the past 30 days: 70
Most used apps: Duolingo and Messages
Minutes of Instagram used total last week: 21
I honestly feel like I have a significant chunk of my life and brain space back.
3- Fun podcast episodes from the past week:
10 things to tell you: Mistakes I’ve Made Recently
Girls Next Door Podcast: Our Buying Habits & A Dangerous Muffin Pan (I tend towards overbuyer, in case you’re curious!)
(for when you need a break from NPR & politics . . .)
4- Lovely song: MILCK – Somebody’s Beloved. This song is rather political but it’s also beautiful. (Discovered as usual on NPR’s All Songs Considered!). I don’t know this artist very well, but based on this song I am going to listen to more of her music!
5- Harbinger of fall: Matching pajamas!!
(It is nearly impossible to get all of them making a normal face!)