Rachael Anthoney

Journal

Hello there! I'm Rachael, a free-spirited adventurer, dog walker, lover of road trips and period films. I'm trying to figure things out but loving the ride along the way.

How do You Read?

When it’s time to start the next book on your TBR list, are you more of a paperback, ebook, or audio book lover? Do you mix and match depending on the occasion, or have you found yourself drawn to one format no matter what's on the agenda?

Personally, I’ve always been a fan of a physical book. There's something about having a tangible weight in my hands—the sound of pages being turned, to keep me grounded as I head into a new adventure. Recently,  however, I found this amazing app called Libby.

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For Lovers of Instant Gratification

I'd be lying if I said I never did anything for instant gratification. Who doesn't love the idea of putting in a bit of working and seeing the results straightaway? I actually have a bad habit of treating almost every situation like I'm waiting for that immediate satisfaction.

One week at the gym—where are my abs? One month at a job—why isn't every single thing making sense? It's an unhealthy way to look at goals and is something that I definitely am aware of and working on. 

However, if you are a true fan of the instant grats, let me show you to a path of joy that will allow you to work for a few hours, step back, and soak in everything you've done:

GARDENING

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Why Titles Shouldn't Matter

Back in college, I can remember friends and I picking out what our career paths would look like and how exciting it would be to have a proper title on LinkedIn. (For some reason, "Aspiring Photographer Currently a Student" never had the right ring to it.)

In my mind, I always felt like I was racing colleges and friends to some sort of magical finish line where we'd all spit out what our job titles were and the best and coolest sounding ones would win some sort of golden, glittering prize. I can tell right now, at the prime age of twenty-six, NO ONE CARES but you.

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