Author: Saya

Return From My Selfish Sabbatical

For more Selfish Sabbatical images, see end of post Links may be referral links where I may receive compensation if you purchase via the link. The doodles below are part of the 100 Day Project where I post a doodle a day on Instagram; this is Day 69.   July to August 2020 I took Read more…

Live Elsewhere Experiment

We’re back. (I hope you’re envisioning Michael Jordan circa 1995 and his famous two-word fax…) In an effort to inject positive change into a year filled with oodles of negative change, at the end of December 2020, Best Friend and I changed zip codes from 60622 to 37402. Just for a bit. Temporarily. To try Read more…

Productivity Recommendation: leaving Lastpass

Links may be referral links, where you get goodness, I get goodness, we both get goodness if you sign up for anything via the link. I only recommend that which I love. I’ve been a Lastpass fangirl for years. If you don’t know Lastpass, it’s a password manager and so much more. It keeps all Read more…

2020 Life of Yes℠ Gift Guide

It’s that time of year again. Where I tell you what I love or aspire to love and you then decide if any of my loves would make a [chef’s kiss] gift for yourself or others in your life.   The usual disclaimers and reminders — I don’t care about fashion, makeup, skincare, labels, real Read more…

I’m on a Selfish Sabbatical

UPDATE: The follow up to this is here. If you ask me for anything July through August 2020, I will answer — I’ve actually been on a Selfish Sabbatical (SFSB) for years. But it’s been a focused, very niche SFSB. To deal with the high-class problem of constant variations of asks to get coffee, pick Read more…

GUEST POST — Travel: One is the Magic Number

This is a Guest Post by Cheese-It DeLonda Dowling. Or is it DeRhonda? Delores? Jane? (People butcher our names all the time. I often get “Sara” like I’ve misspelled my own name by typing “Saya” and someone is politely correcting me. So now we joke-not joke about it…) DeLonda came into my life when she Read more…

GUEST POST: Why You STILL Aren’t Where You Want To Go

This is a Guest Post by Cheese-It Laura Swartzbaugh. She’s been in my world for a gaggle of years, let’s say six. When we met, she was a teacher and had been one for let’s say a gaggle x a gaggle number of years. Many years. And as so many Cheese-Its are, heck, so many Read more…

2019 Life of Yes℠ Gift Ideas

If you’ve been in my vicinity for a second or three, you know that I value efficiency, ease, commonsense, laughter, frugality yet also paying top dollar for things & people worth top dollar, referrals, feeling good about myself, and helping others feel good about themselves. If I can smoosh all of that into list form, Read more…

Travel: Life of Yes℠ Japan

One of the most anticipated trips personally. Because Japan is the farthest I’ve ever traveled and the most “different” — language, alphabet, food, customs. Because we booked it a year in advance. Because we flew First Class, direct, in $24,000 seats. I have never been so close to being Oprah. Best Friend and I have Read more…

What it looks like when people who can’t camp camp

As part of the Mac & Cheese I Can’t series where adults state they’re unable to do something, they try it with a bunch of other adults who also “can’t,” and everyone proves themselves wrong and not only does the thing, but enjoys it and says, “That wasn’t so bad. In fact, kinda fun. Good Read more…