January Project Updates: Whatever Happened to 2018?

So… It’s been a minute.  A short hiatus from blogging stretched and expanded until suddenly an entire year has slipped by.  There were a few factors within my control (priorities), and a few factors beyond my control (chaos at work) – but as the calendar has circled back to January and I started thinking about … Continue reading January Project Updates: Whatever Happened to 2018?

December Project Updates: I’m Back?

Monthly Project Updates are a series I began to hold myself accountable for finishing the many projects I start–and to document the ups and downs I encounter along the way. Let me explain something that happened last month: a project that started as one thing transformed into something completely different and unexpected, and I’ve been questioning … Continue reading December Project Updates: I’m Back?

September Project Updates: Super Speedy Quick Edition!

Monthly Project Updates are a series I began to hold myself accountable for finishing the many projects I start–and to document the ups and downs I encounter along the way. I’m not going to lie—it’s been genuinely hard keeping up with blogging recently, and once again I’ve let weeks slip by without an update.  I miss … Continue reading September Project Updates: Super Speedy Quick Edition!

August Project Updates

 Monthly Project Updates are a series I began to hold myself accountable for finishing the many projects I start–and to document the ups and downs I encounter along the way. Hello!  I’ve been MIA for awhile… life has been busy.  (Mostly good busy!)  Weekends have been full of barbecues, brunches, and house hunting.  Weeks have been … Continue reading August Project Updates

“Make America Relate Again”

How many Americans have, over the past year, felt disturbed and demoralized by the hateful discourse and lack of unity in our country?  I know I've been struggling with it for a long time, and hoping, desperately, that someone would find a way to bring understanding--or at least civility--back to political discussions. Well, it turns … Continue reading “Make America Relate Again”

Does It Actually Make Sense to Buy a House?

It's conventional wisdom I've bought into my entire life: "If you're renting, you're just throwing money away."  I never questioned the theory until M brought it up during what was otherwise a pleasant and uneventful walk. "What if I just took the money we saved for a downpayment and invested it?" I dismissed the idea … Continue reading Does It Actually Make Sense to Buy a House?

30 Days

Finally--the conclusion to my month-long blogging challenge!  It has been difficult at times, and certainly lived up to the word "challenge," but I somehow pulled it off!  (Well, if you count this post for June 30... which it isn't quite in my current timezone...) This has been an interesting month in many ways.  First, it … Continue reading 30 Days