December Goals

I’m about 17 days late on posting these goals, but in my defense, I did write them up over Thanksgiving, just haven’t posted them on here yet. On the long list of things to do this month, writing on the blog keeps getting shuffled lower on the list. But as I’m about 99% done with all of my buying and wrapping, maybe that’ll change soon ....more

Uncommon Gifts

Like it or not,...more

Latest Obsession: Serial Podcast

Soon after sharing what podcasts I listen to, I saw Ira Glass on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, and he shared that he was helping to produce a new podcast called Serial. It follows one true story over the course of a whole season. One weekend in October I was taking a trip to Charlotte, so I decided to download the first three episodes and listen to help pass the time ....more

November Goals

Oh, November. I have mixed emotions about this month — the one that begins in autumn and ends in winter. On the one hand — it’s chilly! ...more

Writing this series

It’s October 31, which means it’s Halloween! And also the last day of my 31 Decisions I’m Glad I Made series. Huzzah! ...more

Writing a newsletter

When I was in the 4th grade I decided to write...more

Getting married in April instead of October

We got engaged on August 7, 2010, and immediately started planning the wedding. Initially we planned on an October wedding, since it would give us enough time to save and I love this time of year. But as we started to plan for something...more

Marrying my husband

This quickest and most affirming...more

Contributing to my 401(k) / no.27

The first company that I worked for full time had a 401(k) program that matched up to 3%. Actually, I don’t really remember how much the match was it was, all I knew was that if I wanted that “free money” I needed to contribute the same amount. It was a big sacrifice to...more

Taking a semester off / no.26

In the fall semester of my senior year, I withdrew from college. Instead of taking classes, I worked full-time for five...more