Mindfulness

Mindfulness isn’t difficult. We just need to remember to do it. Sharon Salzberg So many times when we feel uncomfortable or disrespected, it (usually) isn’t because people are intending to make you feel that way. Rather, they just aren’t being mindful of their audience–intended or not–and may be speaking without their “filter.” Growing up myContinue reading “Mindfulness”

Back and Better than Before

So for all of you who started following my blog two years ago when I first started it, I want to apologize for taking a hiatus. When I first began my blog, I thought I would have a lot more time on my hands. Turns out, I just sucked at managing my time. I lastContinue reading “Back and Better than Before”

Trust Actions Over Words

Some people might think its ridiculous, but I am such a sucker for self-accountability when it comes to relying on others. Absolutely trust people and have faith in people, but have your own back first. Stop being shocked when someone continues to do the same things they have always done. People are always so surprisedContinue reading “Trust Actions Over Words”

Traveling with less than $500

I am the queen of attempting to cancel trips when they are already booked and flights are paid for. The reason is, I get freaked out by the idea I may not be able to do everything that my friends will want to do or I will run out of spending money before the tripContinue reading “Traveling with less than $500”

How do I save without being too frugal?

So recently I’ve began getting into saving a ton. At the same time, I’m trying to pay off debt and I️ have so many vacations planned it’s hard to think that savings is an option!–especially being a bartender with an unpredictable income. Here are some steps I’ve taken to make my savings account grow andContinue reading “How do I save without being too frugal?”

Practical Gift Giving on a Practical Budget

I’ve seen so many blog posts about how to gift during the holiday season… but none of them really appeal to my sense of efficiency and generosity. I️ want to spoil everyone! At the same time, I’m paying off debt, saving for a house, and getting ready for a tight budget (January through March areContinue reading “Practical Gift Giving on a Practical Budget”