My life my not be perfect but it is pretty darn good and I do, on a regular basis, try to recognize this and be thankful for what I have. I have a very loving and supporting husband, a roof over our heads (that also provides income from the other unit), a stable albeit boring job, plenty of healthy food on our table, the freedom to live the life I want, and the opportunity to dream.
During difficult times I think all of us have gone to that place. You know the one? The dark one where everything seems wrong? Or a bad job makes your whole life miserable? Well I am happy to report that I am not currently in one of those places but I was three years ago at my old job. So now, I am thankful for where I am, knowing where I have been and that it could be worse. Continue reading “Being Thankful, Every Day”→
That scary moment when you open the email titled “Counter Offer!” and find out that your low ball offer on a property was not accepted but that the seller has a very reasonable counter offer which is well below your max. My heart was racing as I realized that our goal of owning another real estate investment (other than are owner occ duplex) could actually happen, soon. Continue reading “Offer Accepted!”→
Yes, I traveled 1000 miles to compete in a Spartan Race. Crazy? Maybe. But fun and totally worth it? YES! In case you are a new reader, I have a passion for fitness and run in Spartan obstacle course races. I may be frugal but fitness is one area of my life where I do spend some money, although as responsibly as possible.
A Spartan race is an obstacle course race where you do anything from going over/under walls, climbing ropes, barbed wire crawls, cargo nets, sandbag carries, etc. Just think military style obstacles and you get the idea. To some people this sounds nuts but I absolutely love it! This is not the cheapest hobby but I have been doing my best to participate without breaking the bank and my budget.
Let me start by saying that I love Pinterest. Yup, I probably spend a little too much time on Pinterest browsing and getting grand ideas. The site though is great when you have an idea but you just don’t know the perfect solution…yet.