30 Before 30


Personal

I’ve got a fun existential piece in the draft pile brain-dumping my thoughts about turning thirty and how it simultaneously doesn’t matter and IS EVERYTHING, but this is a much more basic post for the sake of getting something out there as it’s been a minute since I posted. Damn, that sentence was too long. […]

December 3, 2019

My 11 Worst Financial Mistakes


Finance

I’ve been wanting to do a series about my personal finance journey. I have a few posts planned that track my relationship with money growing up, my progress thus far, and new endeavors I have planned.  For a hot second I wanted to start a separate finance blog called ‘Jen and the Bens’ but someone else has a similar name and it’s hard enough running two sites. But as I’ve gotten older and my interests have expanded, I’ve realized how important it is […]

March 8, 2019

Year of the Boar


Personal

This is the January New Years post I never posted and now am posting. My partner and I were talking about how in 2018 we laid down a lot of groundwork that will lead to new places in 2019. My going back to school, and the plans I have after, the promotion he’d been working […]

February 18, 2019

158 Drafts


Personal

I am a writer who struggles to self-identify as a writer. I’ve never felt deserving of the moniker and while there’s a lot to unpack in there, let’s just vaguely say that I am slowly getting better. A side effect of this lack of confidence is a lot of writing that never sees the light […]

February 13, 2019

Standing Still in 2018


Personal

2018 was a year of changes for me, more so than any has been recently. After starting at Blue Sky, I found some stability, but not safety. I was restless and frustrated. When I had friends and family my age buying houses and settling in to what would hopefully stay their ‘forever’ homes/careers, I was […]

January 1, 2019

This is 29


Personal

I don’t like New Years. I like the sentiment though. The goal setting is well-intended, but the timing doesn’t really make sense. There’s no flow to it. My birthday is my actual new year for me. Twenty-nine years since I was born. It’s easier to think about years in that way because it’s an anchor […]

November 1, 2018