It’s been a very busy week around here. Our big race is just over a week away, I had two job interviews this week, and I baked cookies with my son. All this while still managing to work full time. Sometimes shift work has some benefits.
This week at Mom’s Plans, Melissa wonders if your vision of how things are supposed to be affects your happiness. I’m 100% certain it does. My life is pretty excellent right now, except for my discontent with my work. Why am I unhappy? Because things aren’t the way I think they “should” be.
Jordann at My Alternate Life celebrated a huge milestone this week – she has paid of $10,000 in debt in 7 months! That’s fantastic, and I just hope I can scrape together enough snowflakes to accomplish a similar feat by the end of 2012.
This post hit home for me – I’ve been terrible at undervaluing my own worth in the past! BogofDebt shares how she has cost herself money in the past. I’m not sure what the answer is, but learning to sell yourself and play the game is definitely part of it.
I either love Chris Guillebeau’s posts, or they make me crazy. Lately, I’ve been loving them. This post, on decision making, is both funny and totally accurate. I’m in the process of making a decision right now on changing my career path (again!). The coin toss option looks like fun. We’ll see what happens.
Following links I as sucked down a rabbit hole and discovered this post, at Life [comma] etc. this week. Loved it…. blog envy is tough to handle. So for now, I’ll just write.
Asgreen at Always the Planner writes this week about being busy, and choosing time over money. Nine times out of ten, I will chose time over money, always. I want to know I spend my time doing things that make me happy – being with family, training for triathlons, relaxing with friends. Work is a necessary evil.
This post on retirement in a different country was actually posted last week at Retire Happy Blog, but I only discovered the blog this week, so I’m sharing it this week. I brought up the subject of retiring in a foreign country (other than the US) to Bruce earlier this week, but he doesn’t seem sold. I’m worried about the cost of health insurance if we think about becoming snowbirds, plus our age difference creates some problems too. I think there is a post or two in the works there….
That’s a wrap for this week – there’s still lots of great writing out there, I’m just whipped today!