21 for 2021: Let’s Get This Party Started

Theme for 2021: Librate The Things I CarryWhile I am in the habit of writing down all the things I want to leave in the previous year and ritualistically burning them in effigy on New Year’s Eve, I would be wise to also acknowledge what I am bringing with me from the previous year as … Continue reading 21 for 2021: Let’s Get This Party Started

20 for 2020: Creative Expression

2020 was a year of struggle to reclaim my mojo. In the face of all the overwhelm of an upside down work life, the ripple effects of social injustice reverberating loud and clear through 400 years of oppression, political dumpster fires burning in every headline and social media post, and a public health crisis of … Continue reading 20 for 2020: Creative Expression

20 for 2020: Get Your House In Order

A twenty-something me, left, pausing for a photo op with my mom at a family Christmas party. 2020 Bonus: Also Get Your Mom’s House in Order To say I grew up in houses that were cluttered is an understatement. My mom was a hoarder. I never gave much more than superficial thought to the degree … Continue reading 20 for 2020: Get Your House In Order

20 for 2020: A Look Back & A Look Forward

Theme for 2020: I got this Time again for the reckoning of my new anti-resolution tradition, my 20 for 2020. Particularly as the years go by, a seperate blog post for each one is way more than you want to read, and possibly more than I want to write, and besides, some of these items … Continue reading 20 for 2020: A Look Back & A Look Forward

20 for 2020: #1 Pay Off Your Student Loan Debt

Item #1 crossed off the 20 for 2020. Sort of. OK, not really, though important progress is underway. After returning from the Peace Corps in December 2015 and it became clear that repayment loomed following deferment while serving, I took the easy way out and set up those recurring minimum payments and figured I’d come … Continue reading 20 for 2020: #1 Pay Off Your Student Loan Debt