It was bound to happen. In March, we were both home full time. In July, Kalen returned to the office, and in August, I returned to work. We limited our interactions. We only saw family that we trusted to also be safe, and a friend (once). And yet, even though we have maintained a sense … Continue reading A Very Pandemic Thanksgiving, Emergency Vet Costs, & Adoption Update
Well hello there friends! It's been over two months since I last posted, and I was honestly kind of surprised by that. When I last posted, I hadn't even started my new job yet, and now, almost 3 months in, I'm training people and preparing to work from home permanently. I had been worrying about … Continue reading The Season for Haunting and a Long-Awaited Update
WELP. I will be returning to work on Monday. I'll be doing some billing stuff for a local health care facility nearby, and making more than I made at my old jobs. From what I understand (a friend referred me and works there), I'll have one early day a week where I get off at … Continue reading Back to Work – For Now
Us in Bavaria, Germany in 2018. Back in February, before the pandemic struck the US, and before we were quarantined, I decided to change the direction of this blog. I follow a lot of blogs and podcasts about financial independence, but it seems like they all have it together. They know what to do, and … Continue reading The Long-Awaited Introduction Post
Well, as you all know (if you've been reading for awhile, at least), I lost my job in March. I've been unemployed since then, and I've greatly enjoyed my time at home. I've been spending my time gardening, organizing, learning, and relaxing. The hot, summer days have been spent floating in the pool, usually with … Continue reading A Return to Normalcy?
Gotta love pool selfies. Times are still weird here for us. I'm still not working (although I am looking), and Kalen is still working from home and occupying our shared office. This means that my "office" is now the dining room table or the couch with the coffee table top raised up (a handy feature, … Continue reading Focus. Focus. Focus.
Do you ever sit down and really think about what makes you happy on a daily/weekly basis? I don't mean big things, like trips to Europe or tropical vacations. I mean little things, the things that you don't really notice until they're gone. For me, the little things are what I love the most. Yes, … Continue reading What Makes You Happy?
Times are so strange to me. I no longer feel a sense of urgency. Instead, I feel like I'm living life at a much slower pace, and I'm not sure that I mind that. Today was a day where, prior to the pandemic and the shelter in place orders, I'd have spent it running errands, … Continue reading Lazy Saturday
I know it's repetitive and we're all feeling it, but MAN has 2020 just sucked so far! I still have an introduction post to the direction I'm hoping this blog will go, but I had to jump on here and whine. Yes, whine. Because when I say this year has sucked, I mean it. I … Continue reading 2020: The Dumpster Fire
Hello blog friends! I just wanted to pop on and make a quick announcement! I've decided to use this blog space to chronicle our journey out of debt and into financial independence. Even as I type this though, we're purchasing a new bed, because we fumble and we fumble HARD (but also, the current mattress … Continue reading Changes Are Coming This Way