If you’ve been reading Money & Mimosas for a while, you know that I encourage everyone to do a weekly money date, which includes treating yourself to a mimosa over the weekend with your girlfriends. If this is your first time learning about the Money & Mimosas date, click here to learn more.
Every week, I share how much money I spent and then set an intention for the following week.
Welcome to my money diary…
This Week’s Spending
This week I spent $379.78 on my lifestyle.
This Week’s Money Diary
After a fabulous long weekend with my man celebrating my birthday, I took my time easing back into work this week. One of my birthday gifts to myself was a 96-hour digital detox. Yes, I didn’t turn on my phone, computer, email, social media for four straight days.
It was glorious.
And it inspired me to get from behind my computer and spend more time outside this week.
On Monday, I went to a noon dance class at the Beat in Berkeley. The Beat is a non-profit dance studio with a variety of classes including salsa, tango, jazz, Latin dance, samba, zydeco, ballet, line dance, swing, AfroCuban, tap and more.
The Executive Director, Roger Dillahunty, has been a dancer, teacher and choreographer since 1979. His techniques include dmodern, jazz, blues, African Haitian and ballet.
Yearning for a slow, jazz movement class, I decided to join Roger’s Jazz Blues class on Mondays at noon. When “Creep” by TLC came on as the first song, I was immediately in heaven.
After class, Roger shared insights with me on how to elevate my dance technique.
Are we talking about dance, Roger? Wink wink.
I carried that mantra throughout the week with me. Going for a bike ride in the middle of the day on Tuesday, just because. When I later did a press interview and met with a photographer about a new project I’m working on with the Walnut Creek Socialites.
On Wednesday, I did a little bit of work in the morning and quickly felt the urge to get from behind my computer.
So I joined the 10:30 SoulCycle class in Walnut Creek with a gift card I was given. I can totally see why folks spend $32 for a class- total sweat euphoria.
After showering, I walked over to Whole Foods to grab lunch and eat outside. A delicious bowl of teriyaki-glazed salmon with rice and broccoli. I had a few hours before my next meeting with Socialite Shalini at Athleta, and decided to check out the Shadelands Ranch Museum.
The next time you’re in Walnut Creek, you have to check this spot out. The docents do an incredible job of relaying the history of Walnut Creek and one of its first families.
It was so fun to do a field trip. Just like my elementary school days.
Here are some other highlights from the week:
So excited that GOBankingRates, one of the top financial sites covering interest rates, asked to feature me in their article about money tips for millennials.
I received the images from a recent lifestyle photoshoot I did with photographer Abby Clayden and model Rodrigo Moraes. She is the head photographer for LIFEAID, a vitamin-rich beverage for active people on the go. The shoot was on a private jet in San Francisco and was so.much.fun.
Just before my birthday, I gave my signature talk entitled “Women, Wealth & Wellness” at Healthline. Healthline Media, Inc. is a privately owned provider of health information headquartered in San Francisco. It was founded in 1999 as YourDoctor.com, by Dr. James Norma and re-launched in 2006 as Healthline Networks. Deloitte ranked Healthline Media as one of the top 500 fastest growing technology companies in North America in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013.
My talk covers how our relationship with money impacts our financial health and physical health, and why companies are now adding financial wellness resources for their employees.
My Intention for Next Week
Next week is the final week of April- my has this month has flown by! I will be focused on booking more financial wellbeing workshops at corporations, startups and tech companies. If your company has a women’s group or a culture (people/HR) team that brings in wellness speakers, I’d love to chat. Shoot me an email at danetha (at) danethadoe (dot) com and let’s connect!
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About Danetha: Danetha is a serial entrepreneur and manages a portfolio of companies as an investor and owner. She is known as the money mentor for ambitious women and been named a top 40 under 40 accounting professional by CPA Practice Advisor and a millennial entrepreneur to watch by the office of Congresswoman Barbara Lee.
Click here to learn more about her Master Your Money digital program- a 7 day bootcamp to help you manage your money without giving up your social life.