I cannot express enough how much I love YNAB ("You Need A Budget"). 

As I was catching up on my backlog of YouTube videos today, I came across this gem where they talking about data privacy.  It was in plain language and very customer focused.  Bottom line, they're not going to use or sell customer financial data nor are they going to sell usage data. Ever. Just not going to happen. 

I've heard that before from other companies, ahem, Facebook/Google/Instagram, but this feels legit. They didn't release some legal press release, they recorded a video about it and posted it online.  It felt very much like a "not on my watch," attitude and I love it. 

It made me think about what I want to do when I grow up (we're always thinking about the next big thing, right?).  If I were a millionaire, what would I want to do? If money wasn't a concern at all... I'd want to help people with their financial planning.  Not the investment stuff.  I would enjoy walking people through how to plan their spending; how to get out of financial holes; how to cut necessary corners to set their families up for success in the future.  I'd want to do that for the under-served communities. 

Maybe someday.


After Life Experience

 As part of a newsletter I follow, Recomendo, I came across the After Life Experience archive. It's an amazing collection of memories from random people.  This reminds me of my "big idea" project.  Something I've wanted to do for years, but haven't quite mustered up the momentum to get it going. I'd also likely cry ridiculously doing it (no spoilers).  

Listening to others' thoughts of "what memory would you want to be in forever" got me to wondering what memory I'd live in forever.  The thought came to me immediately and I know exactly how I'd word it. What drove me to blog today was the realization that I couldn't share it if my name is attached to it.  It's a lovely memory, but I don't feel confident that it would be joy to who is involved.  What's strange is that I have no problem sharing it with strangers, but I can't share it with friends. 

Isn't that the opposite of the way it's supposed to be?  

Why am I so dramatic sometimes? Lol. 

Anyway - If you're reading this, please go give the site a listen.  It's truly one of my favorite corners of the internet now.


New Tattoo !

 Got a new tattoo on Monday inked by the amazing Alexandra Fische. I'm so thankful to have found such an awesome artist through the Philly Vegan Facebook group when I got here.  Great conversation; inspiring aesthetic; insatiable work ethic. 

The new design is the sister to the one Alex inked for me in 2018.  

This is the new ink from Monday. A little lighter/calmer. Intended to be the nicer of the two dark sisters. I love the spiders.