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Movement Matters, rock climbing, and rec basketball / 42.2017

Movement Matters, by Katy Bowman Katy Bowman is a biomechanist whose way of seeing the world very much appeals to me. It’s smart, fascinating, and big picture, while still making room for the little, sweet things in life. My kind of perspective. She talks about something so relevant and important for the world and the […]

Car salespeople, goal setting, and salmon fishing / 36.2017

Clearly the posting every week thing did not happen. However, to my own surprise, I did almost write something every week. This is a step in the right direction. Life has been interesting.   Negotiating with car salespeople. This is an entirely new experience for me. I think I’ve been trained by the world (or society? or […]

The first update / 29.2017

Let’s do this thing where I write an update every week, and see how long I last. Three reasons: – I’d like to document my life better. When my memory starts to fade, I’d like my life to definitely not disappear. – I’m not a good communicator with people I care about. I don’t call […]

The Birds II: a story of waxwings

The other day I was inside cleaning the apartment (this is how every great story starts, I’m sure). In the background I could hear this noise. It sounded like birds, but like, an insane amount of birds. Not the amount of birds that are usually outside at the end of February, that’s for sure. Curious, […]

Workspace Mobility Breaks (graphic)

This post / project is inspired by two things. 1/ I just finished reading a book. Thinking with Type by Ellen Lupton (you’ll want to go to that link sometime, because you can actually get a lot of the information from the book there). Guys, typography is so interesting! 2/ I read many things, I learn […]

a manifesto of sorts

I believe in optimism. Choosing to see the good in people. Trying new things. Exploring the world. Keeping an open mind. Thrill. Adventure. Family. Appreciating the people that have helped me on my journey. Respect. Ongoing learning. Wandering. That you should strive to be happy, first. That money isn’t the goal in life. To appreciate […]

learn & make, a project

I’m all about learning. For your entire life. Aside from the fact that we’re constantly learning from everything around us all the time (thanks, psych degree!). I’m talking about the intentional stuff. Where you borrow a book from the library and learn something new. Or read a few articles online written by an expert in […]

what I’m reading: August 2015

One of my goals for this year is to read 12 books total. I’m happy to report that I’m super optimistic about this one. So far this year I’ve read 6 books. You might be thinking: nice, Bobbi, but you know it’s August right. Shouldn’t you have read at least 7 by now to be […]

design five (#design2code1)

In 2015 I’m doing what I like to call The Design 2 + Code 1 Project. Each month I will be designing two websites, then choosing one of them to hardcode with html + css. I will be sharing updates about this project every Saturday. This is my first March design. —— Today is not […]

cheers from Cuba

Guys! I’m currently enjoying the sunny weather in Cayo Coco, Cuba. Don’t worry, I’ve written this little post ahead of time – I definitely value taking complete time off when on vacation. On that note, I might be posting the occasional picture to my personal instagram (@bobbireyda). I do not guarantee anything, but if I […]

design four (#design2code1)

In 2015 I’m doing what I like to call The Design 2 + Code 1 Project. Each month I will be designing two WordPress themes, then choosing one of them to code. I will be sharing updates about this project every Saturday. My first February design is here. This is my second February design. —– Happy […]

do you trust your Daenerys Targaryan?

Sometimes I think I’m funny. I promise, you’ll understand the title shortly.  In 2015, Aurooba and I are collaborating on a blogging project called 12 Topics. On the second Tuesday of every month, we’ll be writing a post about the same topic from our own perspectives + experiences. Basically, the topics are writing prompts/questions that we’ve […]

design three (#design2code1)

In 2015 I’m doing what I like to call The Design 2 + Code 1 Project. Each month I will be designing two WordPress themes, then choosing one of them to code. I will be sharing updates about this project every Saturday. This is my first February design. —– The big day is here! Welcome to […]

tracking goals

We’re a few days into February already, so I figure it’s time to talk about goals. This year I’ve decided to have a few big goals + a monthly, compounding goal (read more about it here). Here we go: 1 – make one new habit every month January: exercise 5 days/week I haven’t been able to consistently exercise 5 days/week. However, […]

design two, coded (#design2code1)

I like to say that humans are notoriously bad at predicting the future. I’m positive I learned this in one of the many psychology classes I took during my years at university. As an extension of this, it makes sense that we are also bad at predicting what we can and cannot do. I just […]