I’ve struggled a lot with loneliness in recent years. It doesn’t help that I’m an introvert. I crave solo time, it both recharges and calms me. I also struggle with anxiety and depression, which can often make it difficult to find the will to get up and go out and be with other people, which … Continue reading What I’ve Learned from Buying Myself Flowers
A couple months ago I made a really big move. I left Vail, Colorado—my home for the last 10 years—and moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan—my home state. The decision to move came to me very quickly. I had been mulling a move, a change, for several months. It was clear things weren’t working as they … Continue reading A Big Move, or Bright Stars Big Lakes
I started this year with $11.20 in my bank account, my credit cards maxed out and having just closed my only savings account because I needed its $120 balance to get by. My resolution for the New Year was to stick to my budget in order to end the year in better financial balance. Well, … Continue reading What I’ve Learned from Being Perpetually Bad with Money
I’ve seen enough light in my life, though, to know that it’s worth the work; that it’s worth trying to have more of it.