Things I've been confused about recently


  • How busy should I be? When I first moved to Pittsburgh and started working, I didn't really know what to do with my weekday nights, but I knew that I wanted to make the most of my free time. Now, I have recurring events 3 out of 5 nights during the week (improv class, therapy, and Chinese tutoring), and I usually have some other type of appointment or performance a day out of most weeks. As I've started trying to establish a workout routine and meet up with more people outside of work, I wonder what the right balance between scheduling things, leaving room for spontaneity, alone time, and personal work time (doing chores, personal errands, etc.) is.

  • Senses of self that are Not Helpful:

    • A fungible being/a worker

    • A person completing a list of tasks every day

    • Input/output machine where the output is how something makes me feel

    • Positivity generator



  • Looking to the past as a reminder of what kinds of ways of being are possible, while not being constrained by/stuck in it

  • What do you do/what can you do when you realize that you're not living mindfully?

  • Consumerist/materialist/convenience-oriented desires vs. minimalism/sustainability. How can I use money to counteract the negative effects that working has had on me? Is it even right to ask that question?

  • Performativity

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