Due to our lack of vacation days, My husband and I took our honeymoon during the Christmas holiday week. We spent Christmas in Paso Robles, CA and then spent New Years in Portland, OR. I've already written a trip report about the top things to do in Portland. This trip report is about the time we spent in Paso Robles. For those of you who read my blog for the early retirement content - sorry, … [Read more...] about Where to Stay and What to Do in Paso Robles – Trip Report
I've made more of an effort to read before bed in the last year. Truthfully, the reason I started reading before bed was because I joined a few book clubs when I first moved. I'm so glad I introduced reading into my nighttime routine though because I swear I sleep better (and I learned a bunch of new things!) Here are the books that I read in the last year and my recommendations. Nonfiction Books … [Read more...] about 10 Books That Changed Me..and Those That Didn’t
Two years ago a young woman came into my office for an interview. I was a manager of a large team at the time and I was looking to fill an open spot. This woman had a great resume and impressive skill set. Her people skills and polish were on point. She had one unusual thing though - she had just spent the last year skiing at 100 ski resorts around the world. Yep, she had that big, strange, scary gap on … [Read more...] about Should You Take Time Off? In Defense Of The Gap Year
It feels like New Years Day was just yesterday but we're already a tenth of the way through 2017! Crazy! How are you doing on your 2017 goals? To be honest, I'm crushing it in some areas and failing miserably in others. Goals That I'm Failing On Workout 200 Times This Year = NOT STARTED I set a goal to work out 200 times this year and I haven't worked out once! I just haven't … [Read more...] about 10% Of The Year Has Passed – How Are You Doing On Your Goals?
I was reading the comments in Millennial Money Man's post, From Teacher to $12,000 A Month, and saw a comment from someone who was considering becoming a teacher. The "I think I want to become a teacher" moment is something I've experienced as well. I think it's relatively common. I remember talking with a coworker at my last job who was considering leaving his six-figure job to pursue teaching. He wanted … [Read more...] about Why You Don’t Need To Go The Full Mile To Get What You Want
One of my goals for this year is to step up my side-hustle game. I have a full-time job so I hope that by reporting monthly on my progress, I'll stay motivated. Since we've already paid off our debt, my only goal for this extra income is to increase our savings. It's working! If my side-hustle income continues at the current rate, I'll have an extra $6,000 by year-end. Blogging Income +$793 I … [Read more...] about January Side Income Report – $793