Intentional Living: The Right Decision

July 3, 2015

What an incredible first week of self-employment. I tackled the majority of my small freelance projects for the month, so now I can spend the rest of July working on my two big ones. I took breaks whenever I wanted (and extended ones, at that). I walked our family dogs, saw a few friends during “work hours” and planted a small container garden. I had calls with partners in two of my online ventures and we finally decided on the name for the newest one. (Hint: you’ll be hearing my voice more often.) And I was interviewed by two podcasters, as well as by one of my former editors at LearnVest who now works at Forbes. (I can’t wait to share all of these with you!)

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June 2015: Final Budget & Net Worth

July 1, 2015

Happy Canada Day, Canadian readers! How are you celebrating!? This will, undoubtedly, be one of the most unusual holidays for me in years, as I actually plan to work all day, haha. No paid days off for me, right now. But I hope you all get out and have some fun!

I’m trying to get as much done as I can between now and July 9th, so I can take a few days off to go on a road trip with Sarah. Months ago, we decided to go to World Domination Summit – which is July 10-12th in Portland – and I really want to get offline and enjoy that weekend. It’ll be the first trip I’ve ever taken where I haven’t had to request time off from a job, which feels like an incredible luxury. And we’re going to drive down and stay with Kathleen, which will make it extra fun. But before I get ahead of myself and jump into a new month, I need to add up my numbers from June. Here’s how I did:

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Have You Done a Shopping Ban This Past Year? I Need Your Help!

June 26, 2015

Hi, friends! Before I jump into my weekly update, I need your help. As some of you know, I’m now just 11 days away from crossing the finish line of my yearlong shopping ban… and I’m working on an epic post about everything I’ve learned in the past 12 months!

One of the best parts of this entire experience was receiving all the comments/tweets/emails from those of you who were inspired to start shopping bans of your own. Feeling like I had all of you supporting me throughout my ban was one thing, but knowing others were joining me along the way took it to a new level. I know all you fellow shopping ban-ers are one of the reasons I was able to stay motivated throughout this experiment. And now, I want to tell the world about all of our successes!

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