This year I absorbed more content than I ever have before. Have you ever finished watching a TV show and thought, “well that’s it, I’ve watched it all. No more shows for me” because that was me about every 2 weeks. So this year I’ve switched my format a bit, I’m doing my top 5 from each category, but just know there was a lot to choose from. Here’s to hoping 2021 is a breath of fresh air.

5 Albums


The final product of my 100 day challenge, a landing page for Daily UI

In August 2019, I was feeling really burnt out. Everything I was doing at work felt uninspired and completely drained me. I normally try to do something fun and creative on the side when I feel like this, but even that felt too overwhelming. I decided to try out the Daily UI Challenge; I’d started and stopped a few times but it felt just regimented enough to pull me out of my rut. Fast forward to March 2020, and I’m happy to say I successfully completed all 100 days. …


While I don’t think I’m particularly good at it, I’d like to get better. At the end of every year, I like to reflect on all of the media I felt was truly great. This is normally a personal process, but it’s about time to change that. Every year I hope to share a list with you that will include a combination of albums, video games, books, and television. Without further adieu, welcome to my 2019 in review:

10 Albums

Maddy Russell

senior product designer @ Crossbeam • likes movies, video games, & lists of three

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