This is the 30th episode, and every tenth episode we have a Very Special Episode where we do something a little different. Remember episode 10, when I cleaned Elizabeth’s closet?
This Very Special Episode: a very special guest, my sixteen-year-old daughter, Eliza! Yowza.
Update: People sent us great one-word themes for the year: Acceptance, Imperfect, Healthier, Authenticity, Moving. (If you want to read more about this try-this-at-home, I write about it in Happier at Home.)
Try This at Home: Eliza suggests, “Give yourself a mission when you have free time.” Eliza wants to feel like she’s used her precious free time to do something worthwhile. (Poor thing, school started again last week, so she doesn’t have much free time anymore.) Bonus try-this-at-home: “Stalk yourself on Facebook.”
Elizabeth and I interview Eliza. Her phrase for junior year is “Stay afloat.” She talks about how she (and teenagers generally) use social media and photographs. Her happiness stumbling block: college and the future. Some of her favorite podcasts: Comedy Bang Bang, How Did This Get Made?, The Andy Daly Podcast Pilot Project, Old Time Radio Mystery Theater, and of course… Happier with Gretchen Rubin! Awwww.
Eliza’s Demerit: She tends to purchase too many facial products. Much like Elizabeth!
Eliza’s Gold Star: She gives a gold star to everyone who helped convince us to get a dog — which includes many listeners — and even gives a special gold star to me, especially, for be willing to get a dog. She mentions the video Puppy Party.
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Tell us — Do you have any advice on Eliza’s question, “What advice would you give to your sixteen-year-old self?” — so she can get the benefit of it, as a sixteen-year-old. Also, do you like to give yourself a mission, when you have free time?
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