What’s Your Magic Number?

Amongst my current Personal Finance (PF) obsession, I stumbled upon this blog post – Work, Live What’s Most Important?.  I’m struggling with this whole thing pretty significantly at the moment.  I started to write a comment on the post, but it sort of took on a life its own, and thus it became this post instead. The Financial Blogger, author …

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Two Jobs

As mentioned in my last post, I have two jobs – a full time “career” job as an Arts Educator/Administrator, and a part-time/seasonal job as a Bar Manager – both at the same theatre. For the most part, I like both jobs, but it’s become clear in the last 6 weeks that I just can’t do this anymore. “Working a …

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Money vs. Life

I’ll admit it – when it comes to personal finance, and budgeting (and more importantly following a budget) I’m pretty awful. As a kid, I was pretty good with money management and saving money – but with sweet babysitting gigs, no expenses, and no malls or fast-food joints within 300km, it was pretty easy. Even as a university student, I …

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New York City Mega-Post

Last summer when I returned from my very first trip overseas (to London, England), I realized that the travel-bug had bitten, and immediately began thinking about my next trip – New York City. Why New York? I’m not sure, but I’m assuming it had something to do with Broadway and the relatively close proximity of another of the “world’s best …

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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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10 Things I Like About My Job

I’ve had a pretty rough week at work. I’m not sure if it’s because I haven’t been sleeping or if it’s the cause of the sleeping problems. Either way, I’m ecstatic that it’s Friday. It would be easy for me to write a novella about what made this week difficult, difficult, lemon difficult, but I won’t. Instead, I’m going to …

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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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