Category Archives: Self Improvement

Life in Pieces of Why?

Reading Time: 6 minutesWhy is the question always “Why did they do it?” after some people hear that someone committed suicide? When I hear that someone committed suicide, I don’t ever ask why. I think, yeah, I completely understand. I know the pain … Continue reading

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The Dumbest Decision I Ever Made, Over and Over and Over Again.

Reading Time: 3 minutesA few weeks ago, I was slapped in the face with this fact. In 2017, I paid $60,000 in interest on my student loans and less than $8,000 towards the principal. Once I recovered enough to breathe, I immediately realized, … Continue reading

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My Greatest Accomplishment

Reading Time: 4 minutesYou might be wondering where I have been and the answer is, at work. I returned to work on March 5th, one day after I turned 50. Yep, my 15 year plan is underway. Work has not been stressful but … Continue reading

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You might be wondering, WIIFM?

Reading Time: 7 minutesRecently, I wrote several blog posts to share my personal financial and minimalist experiences. I said a lot and offered only a glimpse into how I have changed as a result of both. At some point, I am guessing you … Continue reading

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Being a Minimalist – My Adaptation

Reading Time: 3 minutesFor more about two years, I have been minimizing the things that I own. While in the throes of getting rid of stuff, I stumbled upon some articles about minimalists. I would not say that I am the definition of … Continue reading

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Things I Whisper to Myself

Reading Time: 2 minutesThings I whisper to myself: I hope it’s going to be okay. I worry about everything. Even when I know things are going to be okay, my mind helps me travel paths that would drive a normal person to the … Continue reading

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On the Horizon

Reading Time: 3 minutes  With the first month of 2018 coming to an end, below is where I plan to place my focus in February. Photography – Although I was able to reignite my passion for photography, I have not been completing the … Continue reading

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Life in Pieces of Bankruptcy – Part 4

Reading Time: 3 minutesIn January, 2018 the bankruptcy¬†ended. Credit Score After completing the bankruptcy, I decided it was time to check my credit score. Well, I don’t have one. Literally, there is no credit score for me. You know what, I do not … Continue reading

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Life in Pieces of Bankruptcy – Part 3

Reading Time: 5 minutesWaking Up   During year three of the bankruptcy, I changed. I was not consciously trying to change. I did not have a “this has to stop” moment. Perhaps, because I am always thinking and reading, the thought was lurking … Continue reading

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Life in Pieces of Bankruptcy – Part 2

Reading Time: 5 minutesTrustee = NOT Your Buddy Filing bankruptcy is like being tossed in the ocean during a hurricane and you don’t know how to swim. If you have ever heard that government employees don’t care, the bankruptcy trustee is the poster … Continue reading

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