How’d I do?

So, this year, I’m surrendering to being the most me I can be, let the chips fall where they may. I’m leaning into my interests more and letting the rest go. I hope there will be more and more writing, reading, dancing, walking, exercising, studying, Taylor singing, comedy quoting and wig snatching to come thisContinue reading “How’d I do?”

This Girl is on Fire Part 2

Since discovering the F.I.R.E. (Financial-Independence-Retire-Early) movement, I’ve been motivated to see how I can earn more money, spend less of it and invest the gap. This has been a fun challenge for me and I’ve enjoyed being a joyful frugalista and am inspired by the community in particular THE Joyful Frugalista, Mr Money Mustache, VickiContinue reading “This Girl is on Fire Part 2”

This girl is on FIRE!

“Everybody uses the FIRE acronym (Financial-Independence-Retire-Early) because it is catchy and “Early Retirement” sounds desirable. But for most people who get there, Financial Independence does not mean the end of your working career. Instead it means, “Complete freedom to be the best, most powerful, energetic, happiest and most generous version of You that you can possibly be.”Does thisContinue reading “This girl is on FIRE!”

The November edition

What I’m currently stanning… What… I’m reading… BOOK “Bali Daze” by Cat Wheeler.  Hilarious and honest real-life stories from Canadian Cat Wheeler about her life as a long-term resident of Ubud. “So here I am living happily ever after with my dogs and parrots, a few metres from the jungle and about a centimetre fromContinue reading “The November edition”

But why tho?

Maybe those 3 year olds that test your patience by following you around asking, ‘why?….why?…but why?’ are onto something. Spectacled and sweet über-geek Simon Sinek suggests that we should always, ‘start with why’. He espouses on this simple but effective philosophy in his excellent TED talk and book of the same name. The basic premiseContinue reading “But why tho?”

What I’m….

I was inspired by the shiny bit of the Sunday paper where the columnists list the things they’re currently interested in. Here are some of mine. What… I’m listening to… Podcast: WILOSOPHY with Wil Anderson. A long form funny interview chat. His talks with Andy Lee (Episode 103) and Clementine Ford (Episode 107) are especiallyContinue reading “What I’m….”

Have Mercy!

Have mercy! This is the catch cry of Uncle Jesse (the seemingly ageless John Stamos) in Full House. Gotta love comedy catchphrases. Cut. It. Out. Come on now. TBH, DJ was my hero back in the day.  But, as I often do, I’m linking this piece of pop culture to something self-helpY. Liz Gilbert, warm andContinue reading “Have Mercy!”

Courage over comfort

“I want to be in the arena. I want to be brave with my life. And when we make the choice to dare greatly, we sign up to get our asses kicked. We can choose courage or we can choose comfort, but we can’t have both. Not at the same time.” Brené Brown I’m a bitContinue reading “Courage over comfort”

Quarterly Review

Yikes! A quarter of the year done and dusted. Well that’s flown. Here’s what I’ve been trying…and God loves a trier after all. Simplification: I find too much physical and mental clutter stress-inducing and irritating and so I’ve been trying to simplify wherever possible. I re-Kondo’d my house in Jan so have been mindful ofContinue reading “Quarterly Review”

Stay in your own lane

I’ve been telling myself this recently when I find myself looking over to see what the driver next to me is doing or when I’m considering making a hasty change or slow drift across to another lane. This is metaphorical of course as I’m a very safe and Nanna-like driver. Much time is wasted andContinue reading “Stay in your own lane”