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?
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?
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
M and I have been busy this week, so it's taken us until tonight to have time to sit down over another game of chess, in spite of our resolution to play weekly. Even though I'm 0 for 3 against M, I feel like I learn a little bit more each time. I've gotten better … Continue reading Chess: The Marital Match Continues
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