Cartoon Brew Podcast

Personal

Since I mostly talk about animation over on my other site, Animation Complex, I forgot to post on here that I started producing a podcast for the animation news site, Cartoon Brew. The second episode launched today! In it, I interviewed the director and animation sup–Tony Cervone and Bill Haller–of the newest US animated feature, […]

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Reducing Marie Kondo

Personal

There was some recent twitter drama surrounding a woman who said some uncalled for things about some other women that you can read about here. Read it or don’t, it, the article sums up the larger, more culturally pervasive issues regarding the specific people involved. I’m just gonna rant about a small part of that. […]

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30 Before 30


Goal Tracking, Personal

I’ve got a fun existential piece in the draft pile brain-dumping my thoughts about turning thirty and how it simultaneously doesn’t matter and IS EVERYTHING, but this is a much more basic post for the sake of getting something out there as it’s been a minute since I posted. Damn, that sentence was too long. […]

December 3, 2019

My 11 Worst Financial Mistakes


Finance, Personal

I’ve been wanting to do a series about my personal finance journey. I have a few posts planned that track my relationship with money growing up, my progress thus far, and new endeavors I have planned.  For a hot second I wanted to start a separate finance blog called ‘Jen and the Bens’ but someone else has a similar name and it’s hard enough running two sites. But as I’ve gotten older and my interests have expanded, I’ve realized how important it is […]

March 8, 2019

Year of the Boar


Personal

This is the January New Years post I never posted and now am posting. My partner and I were talking about how in 2018 we laid down a lot of groundwork that will lead to new places in 2019. My going back to school, and the plans I have after, the promotion he’d been working […]

February 18, 2019

158 Drafts


Personal

I am a writer who struggles to self-identify as a writer. I’ve never felt deserving of the moniker and while there’s a lot to unpack in there, let’s just vaguely say that I am slowly getting better. A side effect of this lack of confidence is a lot of writing that never sees the light […]

February 13, 2019

Standing Still in 2018


Personal

2018 was a year of changes for me, more so than any has been recently. After starting at Blue Sky, I found some stability, but not safety. I was restless and frustrated. When I had friends and family my age buying houses and settling in to what would hopefully stay their ‘forever’ homes/careers, I was […]

January 1, 2019

This is 29


Personal

I don’t like New Years. I like the sentiment though. The goal setting is well-intended, but the timing doesn’t really make sense. There’s no flow to it. My birthday is my actual new year for me. Twenty-nine years since I was born. It’s easier to think about years in that way because it’s an anchor […]

November 1, 2018