A New Look and a $300 Amazon Giveaway!

A New Look (and Giveaway!) - My Life, I Guess...

If you’ve ever visited my website before today, you’ll notice that things look a little different around here. Finally! I’ve wanted a new look for a long time, as it’s pretty much looked the same since I moved over to self hosting over 3 years ago. I figured it was well past due for a facelift. But I’m a very indecisive person, and there are so many design options out...

Two Job Offers – Which One Do I Pick?

Two Job Offers, Which One Do I Pick - My Life, I Guess...

A few weeks ago, I was faced with a problem. A lucky problem, but a problem no less. I was in a situation I’ve never been in before, and wasn’t sure what I was going to do. I asked people for advice, discussed it at length with R, researched what I could online, and made numerous “pro and con” lists to try to help me make the right decision. Instead...

Having a Cold is Expensive

Having a Cold Is Expensive - My Life, I Guess

I spent the first 2 weeks in June with the worst cold I’ve ever had. Worse then when I was working at the drop-in daycare and was basically sick the whole time. At least that cold was manageable with over the counter medication. Medication, however, did nothing to tame this latest cold. I was lucky to get maybe 20 minutes of relief off of each dose, despite trying several different...

Pretending to be Positive

Pretending to be Positive - My Life, I Guess

There’s a common belief that there’s power in positive thinking. That having a positive attitude brings happiness and success. I’m a pretty negative person. I wish I weren’t, but I am. I’ve been conscious of this fact for many, many years and have made attempts in the past to be more of an optimist. But then life would throw me a curveball (sometimes it’d be something big, oftentimes it’d be...