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Going paperless is not as easy as it sounds

I’ve talked in the past about my love of bullet journaling and scrapbooking. It’s similar to my love for physical books. There’s something alluring in being able to hold a physical paper and write down things with a nice pen. I doubt I will ever truly eliminate paperback novels from my library, as reading things… Continue reading Going paperless is not as easy as it sounds

money

Society’s Mixed Signals: buying vs. saving money

I wasn’t always good with money. My family wasn’t rich, we were at the lower end of the middle class for as long as I can remember. I was told to save money, but I didn’t see my parents doing that at all. We never talked about money beyond complaining we have none and we… Continue reading Society’s Mixed Signals: buying vs. saving money

money

How having an Emergency Fund saved me from financial trouble

I’ve been bad with money almost my entire life. In fact it’s only recently (last two or three years?) where I managed to get my head on straight and pull myself out of debt and into saving a nest egg; but that’s a story for another day. The story I want to share today is… Continue reading How having an Emergency Fund saved me from financial trouble

decluttering

Decluttering is the point, not making money

My decluttering journey is a long one. It takes a long time to sort through things and as a rule, I don’t move on to the next stage of decluttering until I have dealt with everything from the previous category. This meant I haven’t touched books until I donated the last of clothes I chose… Continue reading Decluttering is the point, not making money

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Scrapbooking, Bullet Journaling and Low Impact Living

In April 2017, I got into bullet journaling. Given how no planner I got has ever lasted more than a handful of months before I admitted to myself it’s useless, I fully expected this new fancy to be flitting and gone before the end of the year. I’m currently finishing up my third bullet journal,… Continue reading Scrapbooking, Bullet Journaling and Low Impact Living