*This post was originally written five or six years ago. I wanted to clean it up and put it back out into the world. I still carry many of the feelings originally expressed with me, and it admittedly makes me feel even more nostalgic these days. As I approach the ripe old age of 30 … Continue reading Revisited: My Life Living in a Van.
Growing up I always felt relatively intelligent. My grades from various school tests, reports, projects and exams seemed to justify those feelings. I can remember receiving some praise around the house; the occasional "we're just so proud of you," and "keep up the good work" were thrown around. A funny thing started to happen though. I … Continue reading Learning to Love Being Wrong, Part 1.
This morning I was greeted with a welcomed surprise, which inspired me to write this impromptu and likely poorly proofread post. I've had weight issues and problems for the majority of my life. Going all the way back to my early grade school days I always felt as if I was the "fat kid" in the class. I … Continue reading 101 Pounds Later.
Working for a low wage usually brings about a lot of "woe is me" feelings and concerns from most everyone. Hell, I've been one of them! It wasn't even that long ago when I use to feel that I deserved better and that I was way too smart for my shitty job. Why should I … Continue reading Why Your 30 Cent Raise is Reason to Celebrate!
As I approach the ripe old age of 30 I find myself reflecting - as I'm sure many people do - on how I spent my late teens and most of my 20's. I know so much more now about the "real" world. I consider myself to be at least 500% more financially literate, I feel … Continue reading My Life Living in a Van.