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Issue #12

Welcome to Pearl Runner’s 12th Issue! First order of business, our favorite quote this week:

It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” – Albus Dumbledore

In Our 12th Issue:

  • 💡 The Best Article in Existence on Careers
  • 🆓 An Awesome Newsletter Curator
  • 🎧 Write a Letter to Your Future Self
  • 🥣 A Fantastic 1600’s-based Mystery Thriller

How to Pick a Career (That Actually Fits You)

by Tim Urban (from the Wait But Why Blog)

We’ve posted a few articles from Wait But Why, and that’s no accident. Don’t be fooled by the cartoon drawings, it’s absolutely some of the most interesting, entertaining, practical and engaging writing on the internet.

This post is an all encompassing guide on how to think about picking a career for yourself. Already well into a career? Then it might even be more relevant for you. I try to revisit it every year or so when I’m ready to re-assess my career path (and my life path in general). We guarantee this one is well worth your time, if only for the extra clarity it’ll bring you in how to think about your life path.

A Couple Key Quotes:

Society is like that great uncle, and conventional wisdom is like his rant. Except in this case, instead of tuning it out, we pay rapt attention to every word, and then we make major career decisions based on what he says. Kind of a weird thing for us to do.
Kids in school are kind of like employees of a company where someone else is the CEO. But no one is the CEO of your life in the real world, or of your career path—except you. And you’ve spent your whole life becoming a pro student, leaving you with zero experience as the CEO of anything.

Check it out here 👇

The Sample - Newsletter Curator

The Sample is a fantastic tool for discovering new writers, newsletters, and content of all sorts. When you sign up, select your interests and how many emails you want to receive (daily, weekly, etc.). Based on your inputs, they’ll curate a list of newsletters you’ll find interesting, and send them at a frequency of your choosing.

I’ve already found some amazing writers, art, music and newsletters that I never would’ve known about because of The Sample, which is a feat close to Pearl Runner’s heart.

Check it out at the link below 👇 you won’t be disappointed!

FutureMe - Website

We’ve all had the experience of coming across something you did a few years ago, and getting swept back in time. It can be eerie, intense, and sometimes wonderful to spontaneously fall back into what was occupying your mind in the past. Consider this website basically a generator for that feeling.

How does it work? Simply write something to yourself, pick how far into the future you want to see it, and enter your email address. Eventually, you’ll get an email from yourself with the letter you wrote. It’s an amazing way to see how you grow over time and watch as your focus and interests change.

I just wrote my first letter this week, and I look forward to being embarrassed by my current self a year from now 😊

Write to the Future here 👇

The Devil in the Dark Water

by Stuart Turton

I absolutely love books, movies, and TV shows that weave a story to keep you guessing for the entire duration, then leave you with your jaw on the floor at the final reveal. I just finished this book a few days ago, and still can’t stop thinking about all the twists and turns.

If you’re in the market for a mystery thriller set on a European ship in the 1600’s, I can’t recommend this one enough!

Check it out here 👇

Our Favorite Newsletters (click the logos to subscribe)

Morning Brew: Gets you up to speed on business, finance, and tech in just 5 minutes

1440: All your news in a single email

The Daily Upside: Business news that’s worth you’re time.

Poll Question of the Week:

First, last week’s poll results:

Well, you’ve spoken, and the results are messy at best. I guess we can’t expect a clear-cut, definitive answer when dealing with life’s most complex and important questions 🤔

This Week's Question: 🍜

What is the best 90’s Disney Movie?

And that’s a wrap! If you have any comments, suggestions, recommendations, or just general feedback we’d love to hear from you! Email us at and we’ll include our favorite comments in next week’s edition (and maybe in our Instagram feed 🧐). Thanks for reading and have a great week!

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