More Advice I Wish My Younger Female Self Had Received

When it comes to being an adult, I have definitely not got it all figured out just yet.  I doubt I ever will.  I still have problems making my bed on a regular basis.  I still feel like I’m playing dress up when I wear a nice blazer to work Continue reading “More Advice I Wish My Younger Female Self Had Received”

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13 Things I’ve Learned Over 13 Years At One Job

I just this past month celebrated my 13 year work-iversary.  After each one I spend some time ruminating back over my years put in to date, and usually come up with no profound insights or much of note, besides the annual reminder of just how many years I still have to go until my pension kicks in.  However Continue reading “13 Things I’ve Learned Over 13 Years At One Job”

Do You Need Anything?

“Do you need anything?”  Not an unusual question to ask a friend when you’re running into the corner store, or to ask of your coworkers when you pop out for a quick visit to the drug mart across the street during a break.  However, insofar as this goes, I have developed a bit of a peculiar habit.  You see, I always ask, “Do you need anything?”, and then follow up whatever the reply with, “Do you want anything?”.  I found myself doing this very thing just last week, by having it pointed out to me by a friend, and have since been thinking over need vs. want.  A clichéd topic for sure, but a topic that has become cliché for a reason, and is always worth a mention. Continue reading “Do You Need Anything?”

Dear Girls (from one to another):

I know a lot of you have issues with your self esteem.  I used to as well.  I know a lot of you are insecure and feel you have to be a certain way or look a certain way because you’re worried that’s what other people expect of you.  I used to feel the exact same way. Continue reading “Dear Girls (from one to another):”

Why I’ve Embraced Brown Paper Bagging It

When it comes down to it, one of the biggest money saving tips around you’re going to hear is “brown paper bag it”.  Stop going out for lunch.  You groan and weep a little internally as you see all those delicious and effortless meals going out the window.  And you go to the grocery store to load up on fixings for your favourite sandwich, and that bag of apples to go towards your vitamin fix, resigned to squishing into the back corner of the lunch room with all of the other sad workaholics who never seem to make it out of the place.  Continue reading “Why I’ve Embraced Brown Paper Bagging It”

Life Advice To Myself

I have spent countless hours poring through websites, magazines, self help books, guide books, talking to others, talking to professionals, looking for ways to be and do things better, to gain new perspective on things, basically in search of advice that I can apply to my own life and issues.  And I’ve learned from a lot of it.  But I’ve come across so much that is so situational that you have to put your own spin on, and therein lies the reason why so often you can go searching for advice on your problem and follow it to the T, and find it still does not work out for you as you had hoped. Continue reading “Life Advice To Myself”

Thoughts on Common Sense – Why Are We So Dismissive Of it?

We all know what common sense is, right?  It’s something that’s been on my mind quite a bit as of late.  I’ve had conversations about it, I’ve read about it, I’ve perhaps alluded to it in previous posts.

Two points I’ve come across on the topic have struck me harder than most.  Continue reading “Thoughts on Common Sense – Why Are We So Dismissive Of it?”