You guys. I almost let my one year blog anniversary go by without calling attention to it. That does not work for me! This needs to be noted. Why? Well, this is the first time I've stuck with anything this long without getting some sort of reward for doing it. Blogging is tough folks. There … Continue reading Blog Anniversary!
Friends, When you are told you must have a heart surgery - no matter how big or small - you start to think about things in life like regrets. Two years ago my father and I discussed taking a trip to Maine so he could show me where he grew up and I could meet … Continue reading Opportunities and Regrets.
Hello friends! Have you completed steps one and two on this practical steps when the ish hits the fan journey? Fabulous! Let's get into it. Step three is all about bridging the gap between step one's inventory and step two's shortfall list. If you are like me and created a spreadsheet you could easily create … Continue reading Practical Step 3: Bridge the Gap
Recently I wondered about how many doctor appointments I had last year. Since I have a personal policy of chasing down all idle curiosities I pulled out last year's planner. 51. I even left out a few lab only appointments, but balls! 51! When people think about how chronic illness can eat up a person's … Continue reading Lost Time. Or: 51 Doctor Appointments
All those well laid plans for 2019 have NOT worked out, but that's okay, because if I've learned one thing in this life it is how to pivot PIVOT pivot(!) and recover. From January's negative income month, to February's barely there income, to the IRS tax bills I didn't understand I would be receiving and … Continue reading Fire Journey: Disrupted
My 2019 personal value goal is consistency. We've heard it a hundred times that, "It's not what you do sometimes, but what you do most of the time," that matters. And I knew that. We all know that. We don't always feel it though. Or see it in our lives. Over the few years I … Continue reading Consistency for the win!
In real life things often come up that interfere with our fantasies of how debt pay off or investment build up will look like. We plan and plan and plan some more and sh*t happens. That's just life. By the way, I'm saying this with amusement, not dour sadness and frustration. If things went to … Continue reading Real life; not fantasy.
Financially, 2018 was a huge success, but physically? It was a huge challenge. I have chronic illness and health conditions that are difficult to manage on a good day, but then a new one decided to join in: Iron Deficiency Anemia. During the first few months of the year I became more and more tired … Continue reading An Anemic Year
Hello all! Here is what I have to say to begin week two: I miss bubble water. I love carbonated water. Doesn't even need a flavor. It makes up the majority of my liquid consumption and BOY do I miss it! Tap water. Ick. Meh, getting used to it. Freebies this week: Chick Fil A gave … Continue reading Results: Snow Storm Challenge Week Two
"You can work on disability?" This question is asked a lot, generally with disbelief or shock. The general public believes that if you are "permanently and totally disabled," and unable to do, "substantial gainful activity," you are unable to do anything. Period. Full stop. Let's discuss a few things here. One is the idea that … Continue reading Social Security: Part 3 – Working