Feeling Nostalgic

Quote of the day: “Some days I wish I could go back in life. Not to change anything, but to feel a few things twice.” About two weeks ago, I went back to Eugene, Oregon, home of the University of Oregon, aka my alma mater. Man did it make me feel extremely nostalgic. I swear every time I go back there, I get so emotional. I can’t believe that freaking five years ago, I was moving out of my house for the first time and getting ready to start a new chapter. Seriously, how does time fly so quickly? How was that five years ago? How…

5 Bad Habits I’m Ditching

Quote of the Day: “A bad habit never disappears miraculously, it’s an undo-it-yourself project.” Spring has passed, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to declutter. Have you heard of the app Nextdoor? I’ve noticed that everyone on that app is cleaning out their house and selling so much stuff! It’s kind of insane. Honestly though, this is the perfect time to do so. Getting rid of things you no longer use is important, but ditching bad habits is equally as important… well maybe even more so. I have acknowledged this list of bad habits that I continually perform and am deciding to make a conscious effort to get rid…

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…