Living on a Budget

Whether you are living paycheck to paycheck or are looking for ways to save more money and spend less, it is possible to live a happy life on a budget. Most of us have to live within our means in order to avoid getting into (more) debt. Here you will find tips on how to get the most from your money.

Creative Outlets

Last week, I went to see my massage therapist.  I’ve been having issues with what I think is a pinched nerve in my back/shoulder/neck; I was in a lot of pain, and unable to get in to see my family doctor.   She wasn’t able to really help the pain at all, but while she tried, we began talking about how …

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An Open Letter to my Blog

Dear blog, I am sorry I have been neglecting you for the last two months.  It was not intentional; things have just been busy.  If it’s any consolation, I’ve also been neglecting my gym membership… You see, that whole mouse infestation situation got way out of hand, and after a lot of flip-flopping on what I should do, I found …

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You Just Get Better

I hate my body.  No, wait… let me re-phrase that for you, Shelley: “I am unhappy with the current state my body is in”.  And it’s my own damn fault. I know I’m pretty lucky; I’ve never weighted more than 150lbs, never broke a bone, never had surgery, and I am healthy.  I’m just weak, and somehow surprised that I …

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There’s a Mouse in my House

I have a serious mouse situation happening in my apartment. I first noticed the mice two winters ago, but after catching a few (humanely, thanks to the trap I “borrowed” but still have from a friend) they went away.  I had a few more last winter, but again, they went away pretty quickly.  In the past 2 months, I’ve caught …

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Perspectives & Priorities

Last week I went out for (belated) birthday drinks with a good friend of mine from high school. The topic of how much we’ve grown since high school came up, as we now both teach high school-aged kids.  Although I know there was definite personal development for me between the end of high school and the end of university, I …

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First Post

So, this is my new blog. How exciting! (Hopefully I maintain this one more than my past ones.) Today also marks the start of my second go of the “101 Things in 1001 Days” project.   This post was proofread by Grammarly. Try it – it’s FREE!

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