Twenty Something Talks with Katy | Saturday Spent Well

twenty something talks with katy saturday spent well

This week on Twenty Something Talks we have the lovely Katy from Saturday Spent Well! Katy is a twenty-something freelance writer with a pretty cool 9-5. Her addiction of choice is coffee, and she seeks balance at www.saturdayspentwell.com, where she blogs somewhere at the intersection of tech, wellness, creativity, community, and business. She also tweets and takes too many food pics @katharinrebecca on both Twitter and Instagram.

Welcome to the blog Katy! Today, we’ll start controversial. In your humble opinion, what’s the best dog breed?

I’m super partial to large dogs, so I’m going to say a Mastiff.

Good choice! I love mastiffs. They’re so cute and wrinkly! In other favourites, what is your favourite memory of being in your twenties so far?  

Probably when I broke up with my ex-boyfriend and moved. I moved several times, but the first time was especially nice (even though it was heinous at the time – so many emotions) because it started to feel like I was actually an adult, on my own. And, I made friends who would later become family. So, ultimately a good thing.

I can imagine. It’s crazy what perspective does for you too. Good for you for being independent! What’s your most hated “twenty-something” stereotype?

That we’re all obsessed with technology and want the new, shiny thing. I grew up on a farm and have read far too many dystopian novels to be comfortable with having 80 devices controlling everything in my home. No Alexa for me, thanks.

I have to be honest, we have an Alexa at our house.  Dystopian novels do scare me. What’s your “twenty-something” catchphrase?

Don’t be a dick.

I actually laughed out loud. While we’re on the topic of dicks, what bugs you most in the world?

People who don’t have a sense of responsibility or ambition. You don’t have to have a “dream” – that’s fine, but not having a goal to work towards just boggles my mind. And then those who don’t take responsibility – oh, don’t get me started, I will literally write 3 pages on it. With citations!

Amen! If you had real advice for someone in their twenties what would it be?

Pick at least 3 hobbies: one to make you money, one to keep your brain active, and one to keep your body active. (Bonus points if 1 handles all three.) Not only do hobbies make you a more interesting person, they keep you from being a potato.

Nobody wants to be a potato for sure. That’s amazing advice! What is one truth about being a 20 something?

Nobody has it figured out. You’re going to continue to try to have your shit together your whole life. It’s the best-kept secret of any adult at any age anywhere.

You actually just described my premise of the blog to a T. Can you sum up your twenties so far with one gif?

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That’s one of the cutest gifs of all time! Since we’re on the topic of cute things, in your opinion which Chris is best? (Hemsworth, Evans, Pratt and Pine)

Oh, it has to be my hubby Chris Evans!!

Honestly, I wouldn’t mind being married to him! Before we part, any last words?

If s/he doesn’t respect your time, you don’t have to keep them in your life. Eat the croissant. Take the chance on the job in the new city. The more things you do, the more stories you have.

Stories are important! Thank you for sharing yours, Katy!

As you might have noticed from my post about mental health, I believe that it’s an important topic. Because of this, I really admire Katy’s dedication to bringing the topic of mental health and wellness to light. Be sure to check her out!

Just so you guys know, Twenty Something Talks will now become a bi-weekly series so the next one won’t be out for two more weeks. Be sure to tune in every Sunday for a personal post from yours truly. Until then…

Truthfully yours,

Sam

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Twenty Something Talks with Honey and Fox

Today on the Twenty Something Talks, you’re in for a treat – not one, but two interviewees. Introducing, the ever fabulous Honey and FoxHoney and Fox is the sweet and sassy guide to help you navigate the world of adulting. The adulting blog is led by two best friends telling it like it is and sharing their experiences in adulthood, including some tips and tricks they’ve learned along the way. It is honest, cunning, at times sweet and playful – their own way of reporting on the adulting struggle and building a community where people can figure out how to survive and thrive as adults together.

Thank you for joining us today! Your blog always makes me laugh so I can’t wait to see what you have in store for us today.  Our readers want the answer to the most debated question ever (in our minds at least)… which Chris?

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Twenty Something Talks with Plane and Simple Travel

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This week on Twenty Something Talks, we have the talented travel blogger Tanisha from Plane and Simple Travel! A badass in her own right, she travels the world as a flight attendant and takes absolutely gorgeous pictures, which she posts on her amazing Instagram! Despite her view on peanut butter, we absolutely adore her and you need to check her out!

Thanks for being with us today! I’ll start with my favourite (and what I personally consider the most important) question. Which Chris?

Hemsworth. I mean I would not say no to any of them but HELLO. Blonde, Aussie, tanned and gorgeous. What more do you want?

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Twenty Something Talks with Jessica | Magnets from Everywhere

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On this Twenty Something Talks, we have the lovely blogger Jessica from Magnets from Everywhere!

Mother, wife, traveller, blogger- she can do just about anything! You can read about her family travels and what life is like as a family of four at her website. Trust me, she’s worth the read! Without further ado, here is Jessica!

We’ll jump right in with a serious question – How many pairs of shoes do you own?

Six, but my goal is two. I’m always open to suggestions for great wear-anywhere shoes!

You’re in luck! I have just as many suggestions for shoes as I do shoes, Jessica, and that’s saying a lot because I have a ridiculous amount.

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Twenty Something Talks with Beth

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This week on Twenty Something Talks, we interviewed good friend Beth (also known as the Bethest, patent pending).

More than just the Bethest, her intelligence, kindness, and great hair make her an inspirational person to know. She also thinks Fetty Wap is a sweetheart and knows a great deal about B.o.B. She also has her own blog, which you should definitely check out! Without further ado, here’s our interview with Beth.

We’ll start off pretty easy. What is the best dog breed?

Australian Shepherd!!!!!!!!!!

The one with the blue eyes has my heart! Is there a question about being in your twenties that you hate when people ask?

 “What’s your plan for the future?”

This question has caused me so much stress, especially in my early twenties when I was still completing my undergraduate degree.

My major was so broad, and I found it difficult to see myself using what I was learning in a career. My marketing minor was more practical but still very broad and high-level. I felt like I didn’t fit in the marketing program because I couldn’t see myself as a young professional. I’m shy and have so much fear of doing something wrong… so I get stuck. Attending Seneca for Public Relations and Corporate Communications has helped me see myself in a career. It’s already given me more confidence that I can work in Communications and actually enjoy it. Now if we could start classes again that would be GREAT!

So, I guess now I don’t hate that question. I have an answer. But I still think it puts so much pressure on people in their early twenties. Nobody has everything figured out, what makes you think we do?

I hate that question too- the future is sometimes scary. On a much happier note, if you could sum up your twenties so far with a gif, what would it be?

Shocked Britney Spears GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY

Enough said.

Britney Spears is all of us! Here’s a more serious question- which Chris?

Mmmmmmmm. Pine because I never remember his name and just had to Google “Chris Pine” to remember his face.

What is one truth about being a 20 something?

It’s a process. I feel like I’m watching myself mature and learn and grow. Sometimes I just stop and realize I’ve said something or done something I wouldn’t have before. This feeling is especially strong when I see an 18-year-old with the I’m An Adult Now Syndrome.

Agreed! Wise words (told you she was smart!) Any last words?

Advice to everyone (and to myself):  Take the chance to start the life you want to lead. We are pressured by every societal institution to become a certain something or someone. Don’t listen. And don’t put that same pressure on yourself. Follow your heart!

Thanks so much again to Beth for talking with us. Her advice is much better than our (unsolicited) advice. Please check out her work here! You won’t regret it!

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