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Update: August 2014 Budget & Goals

When I first decided to switch from sharing my exact numbers to percentages, I was a little worried about how I would format these posts. I think this month was a great first test, though, as it's fairly safe to say my expenses will always go under three categories...

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TGIF: Hello from Toronto!

It took us 12.5 hours to drive from Edmonton to Vancouver on Monday, then I flew Vancouver -> Calgary -> Toronto on Tuesday.I landed in Toronto late Tuesday afternoon and it's been go go go ever since, which is how my trips out here usually are...

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TGIF: Hello from Edmonton!

As I think most of you know, Mom, Baby Bro and I drove from Vancouver to Edmonton this week. The drive is a little over 1,100 km (nearly 700 miles), which takes about 13 hours, because half of it is going through this little hilly area known as...

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Pushing Past the Clutter and Moving Forward

I want to completely shift my focus from trying to remove any physical clutter from my life, to paying more and more attention to how things make me feel and what areas I want to grow in. To move forward in this journey...

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I Make Fun of Marketing, But I’m Not Immune to Advertising

Before being maxed out, I blindly went into consumer debt so I could fill my home with brand new furniture, books and electronics. Even though I wasn't interested in clothes, shoes or makeup, shopping was still a leisure activity I did...

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TGIF: Home Sweet Home + The Next Meet-up!

I didn't make a single plan, before hopping on the ferry Saturday morning. Instead, I just wanted to hangout at home and say "yes" to things as they came up - and it's worked out perfectly. I've still managed to see...

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Other Ways I’m Decluttering My Life (and Mind)

Once I'd finally donated everything, I realized that my home was free of clutter but my mind was still full of it. At any given moment, it seemed like I had a dozen or more thoughts running through my head. I worried about...

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