I just spent the last two weeks in what was a relatively intensive work period. I learned a number of things about myself during this period. First, I learned that I am often much harder on myself about things than other people are (although I also learned that you can’t please everyone and sometimes I … Continue reading Financial Independence with an Open Heart?
I started this blog a number of months ago and I wanted to talk about a couple of places where I haven’t been doing so well, both to get your reactions and also to talk about strategies where I am trying to do better. Some of the things that I find challenging relate to trying … Continue reading The Good (and not so Good) So far
So the heatwave finally broke and we are back to normal weather for the U.K. Next week it’s back down to the mid to low 20s. My garden is ecstatic that it is raining. The dog, not so much. One of the things that I always did with my mom just before school started back … Continue reading Fall Work Capsule Wardrobe
Yesterday I read this post by the blogger Ms. ZiYou. If you haven’t checked out her site, you should. Her post isn’t about Brexit but it is about inflation. And it made me think that I should write something about how my small family is starting to think about planning for a “No Deal” Brexit scenario. There … Continue reading Inflation, Currency Volatility, and Brexit
I’ve been on a bit of a shopping hiatus. While I haven’t done anything like a “no buying month” or “no buying year” formally, I am very much trying to reduce what I consume. One thing that I have had to consume, however, since starting my new job is health related purchases. Without going into … Continue reading Buying Quality or Overspending?
I must say that one of the motivations for me to not buy new clothes is that I would really just like to fit into the ones I already have. The last 2 years, since we moved from semi-disclosed European country on the continent to the U.K. has grown me in ways that aren’t ideal … Continue reading Instead of having a regiment, practice self-care
Imagine, being in a foreign place, acting as an instructor for a STEM related summer course. One of the students, someone that you know relatively well professionally, gets very sick and he has to go to the hospital. His condition, while stabilising, requires care, and naturally, the expectation is that I care for him, meanwhile … Continue reading The Double (feminized) Burden of Care