Author: Joey Wiel

Books I’m reading in September

Recently, I have found myself going to the library more and more again. One, because my home gets insanely hot during summer. I’m talking about oven hot; take a shower and sweat two seconds later hot; channel your inner sloth hot. You get my point as to how hot it was getting. And second, well…Because libraries and bookstores have always been my happy place. At first, I didn’t want to get library membership because it’s another subscription along with the endless streaming services we pay for nowadays. Plus, I have so many books at home I have yet to read (Lord knows when I will ever finish those). But since I end up going to the library and reading the books there anyway, I thought maybe if I get a membership, I will actually finish these borrowed books as there’s a deadline. You know how some people need a little sense of urgency to get things done…Me. And so, with my new membership, I have recently borrowed five books that I’m going to be reading …

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Three of the most common mistakes made when starting a new project

You know that rush you feel when you want to start on a new project? You get all giddy like a kid who’s going on a fieldtrip the next day. Excited to get started! But before we get started we do the necessary preparation we often read about and never actually get started on the project itself. Recognizable? It’s because of the three most common mistakes made when starting a new project. Getting stuck on research One of the most important steps to take when starting something new is doing the necessary research. One thing about me is when a particular topic interests me, I will fall into a whole rabbit hole on this particular topic. I am talking about 3 hours of online research, 21 tabs and possibly even 2 new books that I bought and may never read. There’s nothing wrong with doing the necessary research, until it prevents you from actually taking action and getting shit done. Perfection Recently, I was reading a very popular self-help book and discovered quite some errors. …

I’m back! After 2 whole years…

Google, play “It’s about damn time”, by Lizzo because I’m back, baby! After 2 whole years. That’s right. We are gonna give it another shot. Filled with new experiences, dreams and a whole lotta anxiety. But we’re gonna do it anyway. So, what have I been up to? In all honesty, I’ve been up to whole lot and yet at the same time a whole lot of nothing. How does that work? You ask. Well, I can honestly say that I’ve experienced a lot and I was very busy. Because when the world shut down in 2020, it was exactly at that moment that I started my new job. And baby… It was a roller coaster from then on. I will not go into full detail about it, but a lot occurred after one another. Great things and just things that still give me full on panic attacks. Yet, a lot of the things that I experienced the past 2 years were not in alignment with my authentic self nor who I aspire to become. …

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Boozy vanilla iced coffee in 5 simple steps

Do I love me some beautifully made frappuccino? Most certainly. But do I also love me some easy to make flavored iced coffee? Most definitely. There are days where I will take my sweet baby Jesus time in the kitchen to make my frapp, like I’m a whole barista. A barista without a coffee machine, but a barista nonetheless. And you know what they say in the law of manifestation: you gotta live it, to achieve it. So, I am living my best barista life in my tiny kitchen sans coffee machine or icemaker. And then there are days where I want to have a coffee that doesn’t take me more than 5 minutes. For days like those, iced coffees are just absolutely amazing. They usually require no more than 3 ingredients: ice, cold brew and milk. Want to spice it up? Throw in some syrup. Want to make it extra spicy? Throw in some booze.  And you got yourself a boozy iced coffee in less than 5 minutes! Alright, so let me get to …