Link Up // What's Happening on the Internet

Welcome to the beginning of the third month of this year! I hope you’ve remembered to pay your rent, set an intention or goal for this month & planned one really fun thing to do in March. A weekend away?  Dinner party at your house? Where’s my invite?

Everyone’s gearing up for spring, and because of that, the writing I’ve been finding has been so positive & hopeful! There has been so much great stuff to read, have you found any good articles recently? Send them to me & share! Here’s what I found for you:

Important Life Lessons

A few simple reminders to bring you back down to Earth, from this little puffin.

I want everyone to want to be better. Here are some easy ways to be smarter. Who knows, by the end of the week, you might get a promotion… or a diploma… or a headache!

Culture

I don’t understand why this is okay, but Carly Rae Jepson says “really” 67 times in her new song, “I Really Like You.” So by the end of summer, you’ll have heard Carly Rae Jepson say really 67 trillion times. A better alternative: watch this TedEd video about music & repetition instead.

For more music education, check out this amazing breakdown of Tay-Tay’s new single.

“Hella very confused people are going to start ordering hella flat whites." HAHA!! I DIE. Something only a barista from Nor Cal could say. I was underwhelmed but not necessarily disappointed with my Flat White. Have you had one yet? What the hell is it?

Home

Three more weeks until spring! Old article, but a good reminder on how to cleanse and recharge your digs for a new season. 

While you’re at it, you might want to do some metaphysical cleansing of your home, too. 

Money

I would love to be retired at 35. This is the most important article I’ve ever read about personal finance and personal responsibility, ever.

Recently, I’ve heard a lot of people talking about living paycheck to paycheck. If you are, you're not doing bad, but you can do better. This article is lengthy, but think of it as an investment in your financial future. You’re not doing bad, but you can do better. 

Relationships

How does premarital counseling with Oprah sound? Here are 20 questions to ask before you get married. Oopmh. This could get messy.

You know those British male movie stars, that are a little rumpled but always smile with a twinkle in their eye? The ones that make Bridget Jones and Lady Mary Crawley weak in the knees? We like these men because they’re charming. This article should be called: “How to exude ‘Jude Law’ at all times.

Work

Feeling more dead than alive is not the human experience we’re meant to have. If you’re a half-dead adult, email me right now and together we will make a plan to change your life. I don't care who you are and I’m NOT kidding.

If you receive a counteroffer from your company, is it a vote of confidence, a cost saving over the price of recruiting, or a delay tactic to give your employer more time to replace you? It’s nice to think companies might fight over you, but remember, this is business. Here’s how to deal.

Did any of these articles resonate with you? Let me know what you think, in the comments, below!

xoA