How do I get through the loss of a parent?

In my last post, I shared that my mother passed away. I have been plodding along at a slower pace since then and although I have my moments of sadness and anger (the latter being in situations that do not generally call for it), I feel I am doing pretty well. My counselor had suggested… Continue reading How do I get through the loss of a parent?

So, can a Budget Planner REALLY help me? [Final thoughts]

I have come to the end of my budgeting experiment. See my prior posts HERE, HERE, HERE... I learned quite a bit about myself by using that little Walmart budget planner. Forcing myself to write out everything I spent held me accountable to my goals of minimizing my purchases, condensing purchases when necessary, prioritizing my… Continue reading So, can a Budget Planner REALLY help me? [Final thoughts]

Relationships in my 30’s: How is it I’m finding myself but losing others?

Later this year, I turn 38 - my 20th year high school reunion, if we were to have one. While I feel as if I know less and less about life the older I get...I do know that since nearing my mid-30's, I am cautious about meeting new people. I like that word - "cautious",… Continue reading Relationships in my 30’s: How is it I’m finding myself but losing others?

Is Financial Freedom an achievable goal for the average person?

If the title piqued your interest and you were hoping I would have all the secrets...that may very well be in someone else's blog! I don't believe the answer is the true point. Instead, I think the point lies in what I get to learn about myself during the journey. In the short span of… Continue reading Is Financial Freedom an achievable goal for the average person?

Do New Year’s Resolutions Really Matter?

The Cambridge Dictionary defines a New Year's Resolution as "a promise that you make to yourself to start doing something good or stop doing something bad on the first day of the year." The importance of resolutions for the upcoming year falls on the individual; one is either into it, scoffing at it, or indifferent. While setting goals can provide a sense of purpose and accomplishment,… Continue reading Do New Year’s Resolutions Really Matter?

Can I escape over-achievement hell?

image via Pinterest I'd like to start this post by stating that I don't have an answer to this question. It is going to require time, patience, and persistent experimentation. Having been born in 1983, I am on the older side of the Millennial generation. According to The Balance Careers, we have various characteristics in… Continue reading Can I escape over-achievement hell?

Personal Reflection: Quitting and Mediocrity.

When I wrote the blogs about quitting and mediocrity, I had no idea that these questions would become extremely relevant in my life within just a few weeks. Just a week and a half ago, I was a student pursuing my Bachelor's degree at Purdue Global University. I was (and still am) a full time… Continue reading Personal Reflection: Quitting and Mediocrity.

Is it ever okay to quit?

The notion of quitting a goal has a negative connotation. The internet is flooded with quotes meant to inspire people to keep moving forward, regardless of what it takes. Society tends to look down on those who quit. Theo Tsaousides, Ph.D states, "...we feel sorry, unsympathetic, or worse, indifferent toward people who quit. There is… Continue reading Is it ever okay to quit?