Decisions. Decisions. Decisions. Anyone else tired of constantly making decisions? Tired of constantly being bombarded with advertising? Ever go to the store with a list of 5 things and come out with 50? Ever since I started to live a more minimalist life I realized that all of the advertising, flashing signs, and marketing stuff … Continue reading Why Online Grocery Shopping Works for Me
It’s been a while since I wrote a financial update after switching from saving to paying off debt. Pour yourself a cup of tea and let’s catch up. What Happened with My Tax Bill? The first weekend in February I did our taxes and found out that I personally owed $2,462 by April 15. I … Continue reading No Spend April 2021 Update
After spending some time on Earth Day cleaning up other people’s garbage, I’m taking on another challenge for May. I’m really enjoying these monthly challenges. It’s giving me the space to experiment and try something new without all of the pressure to succeed. Rather than the go big or go home mentality that I associate … Continue reading May 2021 Experiment Inspired by Earth Day
There was a run on toilet paper. Why? Anyone else still wondering how that all started and why that became a thing? Maybe I wasn’t too concerned because I always keep a brand new package as back up. I’m never without that full brand new package. Maybe I handle toilet paper like I handle my … Continue reading What A Year It Has Been!!!
I think the hardest part is over. I don’t find myself looking for the sweetness of sugar at this point. Sure I craved a little bit a chocolate but I was completely satisfied with some carrots. Crazy! Yes I know! But I have not had any intense, give it to me now or else, moments. … Continue reading April 2021 Challenge Update: Week 3 of No Sugar
A coworker just busted into my office yesterday with the biggest smile on her face that I have ever seen. Her credit score just went up from 600 to 700!!! She explained that her goal is to pay off all of her debt, $5,000 in total, this year. She desperately wants to have an excellent … Continue reading When You Stop Normalizing Debt and Start Normalizing Paying Off Debt
It all started one day after a yoga class. I felt relaxed, calm, stretched, and overall pretty darn awesome. My legs and hips were relaxed and I wasn’t in any pain from too much running and not enough stretching. I said to myself that I wanted to have that feeling every day. Not the once … Continue reading How I Started a Daily Yoga Practice
Earlier this month I announced that I would go the entire month of March without Instagram all thanks to reading Give It Up! by Mary Carlomagno. Overall it was nice to step away from Instagram and reevaluate my interactions with the platform. I found that I used Instagram when I was bored. I would mindlessly … Continue reading Wrapping Up My No Instagram for March Challenge
Recently I was chatting with my boss about how someone may be incentivized to either over or under state their budget in order to receive a financial incentive or bonus. My boss stated that there are no bonuses this year so nobody would be incentivized to over or under state their budget. I disagreed with … Continue reading Is There A Difference Between Financial Incentive And Ego?
Minimalists and millennials killed so may things over the past decade or so. I figured it was time to write a list of things that I refused to buy and likely contributed to their ultimate demise. Yet I'm fairly certain that these things are still available for purchase. Napkins. More specifically paper napkins. We need … Continue reading 8 Things I Refuse to Buy as a Minimalist