My Best and Worst Financial Decisions

Quote of the day: “You must gain control over your money or the lack of it will forever control you.” First off, boo the Lakers won the NBA finals. I was really rooting for anyone but LeBron, but of freaking course he won. I just can’t wait until the new season starts and the Warriors dominate again! Now back to the point of this blog post. I feel like your 20’s are the time for a lot of financial change. You probably have a lot more income than you’re used to. It’s definitely difficult finding that balance between saving money and having fun… in my…

Fall Bucket List

Quote of the Day: “Fall is sweater weather, crunchy leaves, and pumpkin spice everything.” Now that it is officially Fall, it’s time to throw on turtle neck sweaters, cozy up near the fire place, and eat an endless amount of pumpkin pie (or pumpkin coffee cake). I am completely obsessed will Fall for all those reasons, plus in just a few weeks, “Countdown to Christmas” will start on the Hallmark Channel. What more could you ask for? There are so many Fall activities I want to do this season. I’ve created a list of all of them and hope to check them off before the…

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…