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The Every Day Calendar

I made a frivolous purchase today. When you reach a certain age, you don’t really get presents for your birthday any more. I’m not a big shopper and I don’t want much, so typically when I want something, I pick it up. However, there are certain things I would love to have that my cheapness will simply not allow. Normally that’s that and I leave myself wanting, but with my new goal of writing every day in full swing, I thought I would consummate the journey by buying myself a birthday present.

If you’ve never heard of Simone Giertz, you’re welcome. Now you have. Simone is one of the brightest, most interesting makers in the YouTube space, who originally made her name “making shitty robots”. She recently undertook a crowdfunding campaign, the result of which was positively not shitty: a beautiful every day calendar. While it’s not cheap, it’s also not prohibitively expensive, making it the perfect symbol to represent the small & consistent improvement philosophy that enthralls me so.

Below are some links about the calendar. Being a YouTuber, Simone obviously made videos about its origin as well as the crowdfunding process. I also wanted to include a glowing review by her friend and fellow maker, Adam Savage, which was the reminder that tipped the scales for me actually buying one.