Hitting Send

Courtney
Self-indulgent newsletter from a neurotic climber doing whatever the dirtbag millennial equivalent of Eat Pray Love is. There’s your warning.
Created 01 Jun 2021
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  • 4.3 Million People Told Their Employers Off in August
    13 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    "I Quit: 1" by rocketace is licensed under CC BY 2.0 “If you don’t like your job, get a new one.” For at least as long as I’ve been in the workforce, this has been the de facto response to anyone that...
  • Burnout Spending is a Feature of Capitalism, Not a Bug
    11 Oct 2021 • 10 min read • 2 2
    My husband sent me a link to a Wall Street Journal article this morning about “burnout spending” a concept I am, unfortunately, deeply familiar with. He saw it on his feed and thought, “My wife will f...
  • So What Do You Do?
    09 Oct 2021 • 10 min read • 3 0
    Recently while climbing I found myself in the sort of conversation you strike up in places like gyms, record shops, bookstores, bars. Small talk between people who have just met but share some surface...
  • Nu-Metal Made Me Cry About 9/11
    16 Sep 2021 • 6 min read • 1 0
    Last night I drove home from the climbing gym and cried while listening to Toxicity, the sophomore album from System of a Down that released exactly a week before 9/11. Admitting you cried to a 20-yea...
  • Labor-Less Day 2021
    06 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    I graduated High School before I ever learned the history behind Labor Day. Laugh if you must, but public schools in Kansas aren’t huge labor rights fans. I knew it had something vaguely to do with wo...
  • I Quit My Job So I Could Vibe
    03 Sep 2021 • 13 min read • 1 0
    When I was a kid, I knew what was expected of me (to be a good, born-again Christian). I spent my teens and early 20s reacting against that, which in itself is a way of letting others define you. As I...
  • Hitting Send
    23 Aug 2021 • 2 min read • 2 2
    We hit send on dozens, if not hundreds of micro-communications every day. Texts, DMs, tweets, Discord messages, comments on every website known to god and man. Every day I get emails that someone, som...
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