5 Things Inspiring Me This Month: October 2022

Happy fall! 🍂 Here in LA it still feels like summer but I’m excited to start thinking about Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Tis the season of cooking, baking, eating, and hibernating. 

Before we dig into my inspo list, wanted to share 3 Good Things happening this month:

1. Now that I have my bike, I'm cycling more and signed up for two events in October: 1) Phil’s Cookie Fondo, a cookie themed bike event in Malibu (P.S. check out this video I made) and 2) Napa Valley Triathlon. It’ll be my first time doing a tri since pre-pandemic, wish me luck!

2. Speaking of cycling, remember my pandemic passion project SF Bakery Ride? We got featured in Redfin’s ”Hidden Gems in San Francisco” article this month! Along with one of our favorite bakeries, Chalos, this article features beautiful spots all around SF.

3. I got accepted to my first makers market happening on Saturday 11/26 in Manhattan Beach! Selling my art at a market has been a dream of mine ever since I began lettering in 2014. Save the date and I’ll send out more details in my next newsletter.

1. ARTIST: Weenieton

Weenieton is an adorable brand featuring weenie dog-themed goods illustrated by Stefanie Shank. By day, Stefanie is an art director at Nickelodeon and by night she is the creative genius, designer, illustrator, and animator behind these cute stickers and spooky weenie gifs

Check out her work here.

2. ARTICLE: The Top Idea in Your Mind

Paul Graham, co-founder of Y Combinator, wrote this post back in 2010 that still holds true today for entrepreneurs, creative, and anyone really. He reminds us to be cautious about the thoughts and ideas that we let into our minds, and the advantages of only focusing on the things that matter most. 

Check out the post here.

3. FILM: Urban Oasis

This 4 minute film directed by Ryan Scura takes you on a runner’s journey through the urban and natural spaces of San Francisco’s 7mi x 7mi area. The cinematography and sound recording captures the beauty and wonder of the city so well, I was hit with a wave of nostalgia while watching it.

Check out the film here.

4. MUSIC: Lawrence

Lawrence is a soul-pop band from NYC led by brother/sister duo Clyde and Gracie. Not only do their music inspire positive vibes, they’re also awesomely vocal about the challenges of the music industrial complex and find creative ways to educate fans and host concerts.

Check out their music here.

5. PODCAST: Jerry Seinfeld on The Tim Ferriss Show

This conversation with Jerry Seinfeld is packed with advice for creatives as he reflects on five decades of honing his craft as a stand-up comedian. He talks about the balance of being nurturing and harsh with your work, how comedians are similar to surfers, and tonnage being the key to mastering comedy.

Check out the podcast here.


Thanks for making it to the end! If you got any value out of this, don't hesitate to reply back or forward it to a friend to share the inspiration. You can also check out my previous newsletters on my website.

Stay healthy and take it easy. ✌️


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