HAPPY NEW YEAR Y’ALL. I am a seasoned vet when it comes to dry January (I’ve done it the last three years in a row) and this year I’m challenging myself to go dry for 65 days and see how I feel about it. Seven days in and I’m feeling great, but I also have… Read More How to make the most of a dry month + some insights
Ah, birthdays. A day to celebrate your existence with the people you love. Whether you are a person who loves birthdays, or doesn’t really make a big deal out of them, AT THE VERY LEAST you should use your birthday to cultivate gratitude for being on this planet. However you do that is up to… Read More How to plan an adult birthday party that doesn’t suck
I grew up watching my mom fill most of her spare time with work, so I assumed that was the way people operated. I thought hobbies were for people with too much damn spare time on their hands. I also thought that if you microwave fancy china with gold trim it won’t blow up. My… Read More Hobbies: how to find them, have them and hold on to them.
Three years ago I wrote an entire blog post on the topic of making friends in your 20s but deleted it before it ever saw the light of day. I was so concerned people would think I was the social-equivalent of a skunk, and that I would just repel even more people by sharing my… Read More Why is it so tough to make new friends as an adult?
I’d like to start by saying I am lucky to live in Winnipeg for a lot of reasons — Huffington Post said Winnipeg is Canada’s 7th best city for affordable housing and jobs (as of 2016). My life has changed a lot in the last 9 months: I moved from the suburbs into an apartment… Read More How to save money and still have a life
In February 2017 I started working from home. I almost passed on the job because I was so concerned I wouldn’t like it, but I trusted my intuition and I knew that it would be the right move for my career plus I had a really good feeling about my new co-workers and boss. I’m four… Read More How to work from home without going nuts