I’ve Moved!

Hey hey, I’ve migrated this site to a new webhost! You can now find me at heybredesigns.com. I’ll leave this wordpress site up for a bit and then will likely take it down. Thanks so much for reading!


Where to Eat During SXSW

SXSW, that annual juggernaut of crazy-times, is taking over Austin March 9-18. Usually I avoid it because I am curmudgeonly and don’t like crowds or noise or standing in lines (although I may break custom and get a guest pass, and/or pop by KUTX Live at Four Seasons). But if you’re a fun person who is attending SXSW, you will probably be hungry at some point, and you will need a place to eat. Lucky you, I have some suggestions! Continue reading “Where to Eat During SXSW”

Small Goals: March 2018

New month, new goals! Wow, February flew by. I’ll admit, things have been a bit challenging for me lately (personally, politically…), and I’ve been struggling. But in the midst of it all, I’ve been telling myself two things:

  • Just breathe
  • Stay focused

It helps, sometimes. And sometimes I just have to re-watch an episode of Queer Eye to get me through the day (#FabFiveForever).

Moving on! Let’s recap last month’s goals first: Continue reading “Small Goals: March 2018”

The Mindful Inbox

Do you ever stare at your email inbox and wonder, Where do all these emails come from? I get emails from companies that I don’t remember subscribing to. Or I’ve signed up for all the political action emails, and it’s just too overwhelming. Or I subscribed to an email list thinking it would be interesting/helpful, but I never end up reading those emails. So they all just pile together and I click delete over and over…

Lately, I’ve been attempting to create a more mindful inbox. What does this mean? Continue reading “The Mindful Inbox”

What Minimalism Means to Me

I’ve mentioned before how the concept of minimalism has helped me cope with my anxiety. I’ve been thinking more about what minimalism really means to me and how I apply it to my life.

There are so many different ways to define minimalism, and I don’t think you can get it wrong, as long as it works for you. Some people get kind of mad about how popular “minimalism” has become. Like, really mad (although they make some good points). But that’s okay. It’s not for everyone, and I get that it’s often commodified and diluted by privileged people (and I’m certainly privileged in many ways). But, I’ve come to think of this concept as simply a guiding force that helps me focus on what matters most. In doing that, I’ve found that for me, minimalism means freedom. Continue reading “What Minimalism Means to Me”