Ah, November. As the days get colder and darker, and my motivation to leave the house decreases, I've given myself a new challenge to pursue: no watching TV for the month of November. (Granted, you would be hearing a slightly different version of this if I had not managed to finish binge-watching Stranger Things on … Continue reading No TV November
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!
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
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”
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?
I got some negative feedback at work today, and immediately became extremely defensive. I'd like to blame it on the fact that I've been sleep-deprived, but... I'm beginning to think that it's a destructive behavior that's come out several times in the past few years. After giving myself some time to think about the situation, … Continue reading The 5 Stages of Hearing Negative Feedback
A productive weekend is a good weekend, but when a weekend whirlwind of productivity smashes into a hectic Monday, things get rough. I'm more of a sprinter than a marathon girl, so I get burnt out easily! I'm heading into the week feeling a little drained, but I'm trying to stay positive, productive, and sane … Continue reading Scattered