I Heart Frugalwoods

Hello! Happy New Year! Welcome to 2020, and the start of self-improvement projects! I have been reading a blog called “Frugalwoods” for a little over a year now. It was recommended to me by a friend whose advice I appreciate, and whose stance on life, raising kids, etc. I greatly admire. January is one ofContinue reading “I Heart Frugalwoods”

Protecting This House

Last weekend, [REDACTED] and I had my parents up for a visit to celebrate my dad’s birthday. It was their first time seeing the house with all of our things moved in and (almost) all of our boxes unpacked. While they were both enthusiastic and encouraging about the life goal we had unlocked by becomingContinue reading “Protecting This House”

Moving 2.0

I couldn’t think about what to write for this post. This is my tenth (!!) week of writing – it feels important. Then I remembered, oh right – we’re buying a house. Let me say that again. We. Are. Buying. A. House. I know. It sounds insane. It sounds crazy. Wait, what!? Why? How? Haven’tContinue reading “Moving 2.0”

The 5 Stages of Leaving

He had a near full-ride scholarship to law school. I had to say goodbye. On my walk home from having drinks with my mentor, I felt weightless – almost giddy. I had spent months in therapy preparing for this day. The day that I could confidently commit to moving to a new city and startingContinue reading “The 5 Stages of Leaving”

Where do we go?

I had told the sad story of why [REDACTED] wanted to go to law school and how it was ruining my life so many times I was numb to it. I was tired of the tension that I held in my body for months as the unknowns and unknowables kept coming in waves. What wasContinue reading “Where do we go?”

Quantitative and Qualitative

Here are some things people generally don’t like talking about: Money. Income, expenses, budget, dollars, cents, loans, debt, finances, investments. Maybe you do like talking about those things. I don’t. I don’t really even like to think about them. But, when making big life decisions, one thing that usually comes up is money. [REDACTED] wasContinue reading “Quantitative and Qualitative”

Beginnings are hard

Beginnings are hard. When [REDACTED] told me that he wanted to go to law school, I didn’t think much about it. I was in a job that left me feeling empty at the end of each day, and I figured some change would be good. He started studying for the LSAT and I started aContinue reading “Beginnings are hard”