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?
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!
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?
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 pitched the idea to M out of the blue: "We should learn to play chess!" He was sort of nonplussed. He's not a huge fan of abstract games, but he was willing to hear me out. "The problem is," I continued, "You can't really learn the game unless you play it a lot. So … Continue reading Netflix and Chess?
All it takes is one glance, and your heart is pounding—spacious rooms, beautiful layout, and plenty of natural light? Yes, please! It’s easy to fall in love with a house, but much harder to find The One. I admit I’m a bit of a novice at house-hunting, but I’m well-versed in the ups and downs … Continue reading Love Notes: 5 Ways Shopping for a House Is Like Looking for a Husband
I’ve always had separate birthday celebrations for family and friends. This year was the first birthday I’ve celebrated with two families—mine, and M’s. Well, technically, we’ve become one family since the wedding, but this is the first time since then we’ve all gotten together. We got together for a barbecue/pizza party in my mother-in-law’s back … Continue reading Birthday, Part 2
Well, I’m off to a rocky start… two days into this month’s daily blogging challenge, and I already have a gap in my track record. But here’s what I might have written yesterday: Around the table are old friends and new ones. Some have known me since high school or before—others I’ve met only within the … Continue reading Yesterday’s Imaginary Post: Can I Use My Birthday as an Excuse?
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. This month, I feel like I have come full circle—not in the good sense of finally finding your place, but in the aimless way of a … Continue reading June Project Updates: Full Circle
Once, after spending time with my family, M commented to me that my mom dishes out criticism like it’s a compulsion. It’s as if her head will explode if she goes five minutes without correcting someone about something. Hearing this, I laughed nervously, wondering if M has noticed between my mother’s tendencies and my own. … Continue reading The Nagging Urge