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 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
Last December I did one of those renovate your closet and put everything that you think you won’t wear, don’t fit into, might wear in the summer, items of clothes into two plastic bins at the bottom of my closet only to be looked at again once the snowdrops are up and maybe the tulips … Continue reading Expanding