The Promise of Spring

If any season represents hope, it’s spring

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  • 🥳 Listen Like You Mean It turns one! This time one year ago I was gearing up to share my first book baby with the world. As any author will tell you, going from spending your days and nights alone with an idea, an outline, a draft, and eventually a manuscript to suddenly having your idea — your book! — out in the real world is a surreal thing. Having my book come out during the pandemic made the experience that much stranger. Until last month, I hadn’t done an in-person book signing or event. Hearing from readers is a real highlight and I hope as things return to “normalcy” (whatever that means) that I can do more of these.
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  • 🕵🏻‍♀️ The Rest Trials behind the scenes: Regular readers of this newsletter know that I’ve begun to experiment with rest trials, personal experiments for getting well-rested, based on research for my forthcoming book. Once a month, I share these experiments with a small group of folks who have opted in to test them out with me. Sign up here to join. This month I’m trying something new. I’d love to know: What is the most extreme thing you’ve ever done to get rest? Record a brief voice memo and send it to: theresttrials@gmail.com to share your story.
  • Support the Ukraine: It can be easy to feel small in times of strife, especially from afar. But there are many ways to help, no matter where you are in the world. Check out this list of vetted resources from The New York Times for inspiration.

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Author, Listen Like You Mean It. UX researcher, TWTR, PINS, etc. I write about the intersection of technology + society + personal growth. ximenavengoechea.com

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Ximena Vengoechea

Author, Listen Like You Mean It. UX researcher, TWTR, PINS, etc. I write about the intersection of technology + society + personal growth. ximenavengoechea.com