January 12, 2024
Do your best, or don't, I guess? 🤷🏻♀️
IT'S QUITTERS DAY AND STICK TO YOUR RESOLUTIONS DAY!
I guess January 12th is here to be all things to all people.
If you've already cried uncle on New Year resolutions you're in good company. A 2019 study found that approximately 80% of people who made New Year’s resolutions have tapped out by the second week of January. The calendar also took the liberty of reminding us we should stick to the resolutions we've abandoned. So, uh, stick to them, or don't. Whatever. 😒
Today is a perfect day to remind you we worked hard in 2023 to create fun ways to help you stick to good habits. So whether you're trying to reduce screen time (you should get our adult activity books), document moments with your loved ones (you should get our guided guest book), or engage in more positive thinking (you should get our Delve Deck Joy Edition), we've got some tools to make it a little more doable.
If you've already given in to the dark side and binged on nachos when you swore off junk food or blew your top over something small when you vowed to be calmer, we won't judge. We've all got little devils on our shoulders.
He says that every year, and he's usually right. 🤷🏻♀️
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While you're waiting for your new Boredwalk goodies to arrive you can also treat your earholes to the latest episode of the Boredwalk Podcast! Click here to listen on your favorite podcasting platform!
This week I chatted with Tess from our content team about our office burglary last week, our theories about what motivated the crooks (and the annoyances their malfeasance caused), and internet trolls who have no sense of humor.
We cheered ourselves up with a lovely review from a customer who ordered the Delve Deck, discussed recent Question of the Day "what's the best thing that happened to you in the last 12 months," and we wrapped up with trading answers to questions from the venting deck and joy deck.
Alright! Let's send you off into the weekend with some notable events and famous birthdays from January 12ths of yore! If that includes yours, happy birthday to you!
• The first public museum in the U.S. was established in Charleston, South Carolina on this day in 1773
• H.L. Smith took the first X-ray photograph on this day in 1896. (It was a hand with a bullet in it.)
• Hattie W. Caraway (D-Arkansas) became the first female United States Senator on this day in 1932
• Motown Records was formed in Detroit on this day in 1959
• Birthday cake all around for: novelist/journalist Jack London (1876), Canadian ice hockey player and businessman Tim Horton (1930), musician/filmmaker Rob Zombie (1965), Wu-Tang Clan member and solo rapper Raekwon (1970), and actress Issa Rae (1985)
OK, that's it for this week! We'll be back here in your inbox on Monday with another email and a fresh customer Q&A! If you'd like to be featured in an upcoming email reply to this and let us know!
Peace, love, and resolutions (or not),