When the money isn’t worth it

Full disclosure. I actually wrote a post about money not always being worth it a week ago, but I made the mistake of updating plugins the same day and things crashed and there hadn’t been a backup made that day yet. So it got…

Dreams are like seeds

Since deciding to make a change in my life, there has been a fair bit of reflecting. At this stage, the most important thing is to not rock the boat while we save up a sizeable buffer. We are hibernating if you will. Don’t…

Allow yourself to hibernate on the long slog to financial independence

If you’ve been working towards financial independence/debt freedom for a few years, you might be familiar with the middle years saving slog. You know, that large chunk between being super-exited because you’ve found this amazing new way to live, and actually getting there. It…

Why farming?

Earlier this week, I wrote about our plan for a dramatic change in lifestyle. To me, this is life coming full circle. I am finally confident enough in myself to identify what I truly want and go for it. Where I only saw the…

Don’t let Others Berate You For Your Kindness

Why does so many western cultures often treat kindness as a weakness?

Why We Will Not Retire Early – Language Matters

When you hear the term “financial independence” it is very often teamed up with “retire early” into the increasingly famous “FIRE” acronym. At least in this narrow part of the internet and personal finance blogosphere. The retire early part of the deal was never…

Consistency Is Key – Once Is Not Enough

You would think it didn’t need to be stated. You cannot do something once and expect instant success. It becomes especially evident over New Year as people resolve to fix what they are unhappy with in their lives, or vow to publish that book…

2019 Intention – Creation Before Consumption

What are your intentions for 2019? Mine are to put creativity and creation before consumption and stagnation!

Teaching As A Part Of The Human Experience

It is nearing the end of the year. For a small pawn in academia like myself, that means students are done with their lab courses and I’m done teaching them.  Instead, I get to spend weeks on end in my own lab and in…

Rubber Boot Luxuries

How can rubber boots be a luxury? Read on!