I'm on a two-week break from teaching. Hooray! I've debated whether I should take some time off from blogging, but really, what's the point? I need to keep writing, or my skills will atrophy. At least, that's what I delude myself into believing. In all honesty, though, I just want to keep it up because … Continue reading Summer
I'm just sharing my personal way of how we spend money in our family. This is just my own system of budgeting and is not meant as general advice for the public. However, I do hope that other people can look at it and find a way to develop their own way of handling money. … Continue reading Budgeting for Lazy People
This number seems so ominous. So close to forty, but not. Actually, that's how old I am right now. Wait a minute--that does look really bad, now that I am staring that number in bold black print. Maybe I should just forget about this post... But I need to reel myself in and focus on … Continue reading 39
I went for a drive with some friends this weekend. One of my friends kindly offered to drive us around to the places we wanted to visit. All in all, it was a very fun girls trip out in the summer. As we were driving home, my driver friend commented that she was going to … Continue reading Owning Things for More Than Ten Years
I've debated many times whether I really want to be completely open about our finances and reveal everything. I am all for accountability, but I also don't want to divulge too much of our financial situation. But at this point, it feels like I need to be held accountable for my dreams. I've been doing … Continue reading Our Numbers
I did a bad thing last night. Yesterday, before going to bed, I made the mistake of browsing through different PhD programs from all over the world. Instead of going to bed early so that I can get some much needed rest, I spent two hours looking at different websites that offered all kinds of … Continue reading Getting a PhD. Is it worth it?
What constitutes an emergency, I wonder? Right now, I’m on a plane bound for Tokyo, but this was not the original flight I booked. My flight was scheduled to leave at 10:10 am with Jetstar Japan. However, due to mechanical problems, the flight was originally delayed. On further questioning, the ground staff said that at … Continue reading Flexibility