Twenty Something Talks with Katy | Saturday Spent Well

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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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The Truth about Inspirational Twenty-Somethings

 Alternatively titled, twenty inspirational (present and future) Twenty-Somethings

Public Service Announcement:

My apologies for the lengthy post but I really wanted to give these inspirational people the recognition and time that they deserve. I bet you my non-existent puppy that it’s worth the read.

Inspired by  Forbes’ latest Thirty Under Thirty, and my good friends at Seneca Media,

I decided to talk about Inspirational Twenty-Somethings that make us want to be better humans. I’ve talked about keeping the blog real and avoiding the trap that twenty-somethings sometimes fall in to – comparing ourselves to the idealized version of our twenties. However, this post is more of a tool for inspiring us to be the best versions of ourselves.

Without further ado (and in no particular order), here is my list of inspirational (current and future) twenty-somethings. I’ve tried to avoid “celebrities” to honour everyday, real people. However, there may be one or two sprinkled in. Be sure to click on their names and links for more inspiration!

 

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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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The Truth about Mental Health

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Alternatively titled, the struggle to keep anxiety under wraps

Public service announcement

Another difficult but important post for me to write. At the end of this post, I’ve listed quite a few resources on mental health and things not to say to someone suffering from mental health issues. Be sure to read them.

Dear Twenty Somethings,

I’ve got a secret superpower – the ability to make it look like I’m put together on the outside when I’m a hot mess inside. Unless you’re a very close friend or family member you probably don’t see that side too often. Luckily, you’re about to get an inner look inside my mind – my apologies in advance. Sometimes, I wonder what the inside of my brain looks like. I blame I can imagine it looks something like this:

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