What’s Your Hurdle Moment?

Quote of the Day: “Challenge is inevitable. Growth is optional.” I’ve spent a lot of time walking and driving around my neighborhood during this pandemic. Listening to music is great, but can sometimes get really repetitive… plus I can’t sing on my walks (well, I guess I could, but I would be that person singing out loud). I’ve found that listening to a podcast is a way better use of my time. Podcasts can be inspiring, motivating, and educational… if you choose the right ones. I recently came across a podcast called Hurdle with Emily Abbate. How did I come across this podcast? Well, I was out for a…

Tracking My Finances + Spreadsheet

Quote of the day: “A budget is telling your money where to go instead of wondering where it went.” After not working for three months and talking to different people about money and savings, I got this strong urge to look at my spending and see where my money was going. I think seeing what you’re spending your money on is so important because you’ll probably realize you spend your money on sh** you don’t need at all. Don’t get me wrong, there is no problem treating yourself to new shoes or buying a new plant or whatever you’re into, but just be smart about it. I’ve…

Interviewing into the Real World: Erin

Quote of the day: “I literally hate spending money.” Direct quote from the legend herself, Erin Goode. How is this relevant to today’s post? First off, today’s interview is with Erin and secondly, she talks about finances and gives advice on how to save money. Erin just might be one of the most financially responsible people I know, so who better to answer my questions? Introduce Yourself (school, major, job, etc.)  I graduated from Cal Poly last year and now I work at a startup in the Bay Area. How has your life been since COVID?  Since COVID life has been much more boring. All I do…

One Year After College Graduation

Quote of the day: “The most reliable way to predict the future is to create it.” About a year ago, June 17, 2019, I graduated college. I remember that day like it was yesterday. Sitting in a sea of green, doing anything to try and stay cool, and feeling stressed about walking across the stage, praying that I don’t fall in front of the most important people in my life and hundreds of random people. Seriously, those were the only thoughts running through my head. No thoughts about what I’ve accomplished or what I’ll do next… just staying cool and not embarrassing myself. Shortly after graduation…

What I Would Tell My Younger Self

Quote of the Day: “To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid.” I turned twenty-two six months ago and I’m still in disbelief that I’m so old. If you’re older and reading this, you’re probably rolling your eyes and thinking “Old? Twenty-two? You’re still a baby” or something along those lines, but when I was younger, I always just imagined what my twenties would look like and it felt as though it was so far away. Now, I’m freaking living as a twenty-two year old and in less than ten years, I’ll be in my thirties! CRAZY! I started feeling especially old…