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Showing posts from May, 2013

When too much is too much

We’ve all done it. Bought a coffee for $1.50 and sat for endless hours in a coffee shop nursing it. This seems to be a growing trend. With the rise of independent workers there has come a similar increase in the use of the coffee house as an office – otherwise affectionately referred to as the “coffice”.
This is an attractive option for the freelancer who can choose a new coffice as often as they like, and at far less expense than what would be paid to rent office space.

Reading the Signs Early

Sometimes when our relationship with a significant other is faltering, we hold on in hopes that it will get better with more time, more effort, more patience. While this can certainly be the case when two people want it to work, other times there are clear warning signals that they're "just not that into you" and you’re probably best to move on sooner than later.
Here are some telltale signs that there is probably no long term future together and you should probably pack it in...

The Weight of Words

Moving is a great time to take stock of how much stuff we have; the legacy we carry with us in boxes of all sizes, emerging from corners and cupboards until they mount beyond what you ever imagined you owned.
I've always been proud of the fact that I don’t hold onto much.Every time I rid myself of clothes I don’t wear I pat myself on the back feeling not only lighter, but generous too. Ha.
Until I moved.

Selfless for a City

Last week I watched BURN, a documentary about the Detroit firefighters who put their life on the line daily in the interest of keeping their city from completely burning down. Having been to Detroit last Fall, I witnessed the immediacy of the problem poverty stricken residents face seeing arson as their only way out.It is not hidden. Arsoned homes and board ups line street after street, often beside well maintained homes living on a prayer.

Skateboards, Ice Cream and Hoolahoops

These are some of the things I have seen in recent days.More than the sun, I consider these a sure sign of Spring.
There is something so special about those first days of warm weather. The feeling of the sun on your skin. The sound of the birds settling into their song. Gardens in bloom...

On the Move

So I moved last week. I had been looking for a new place since the Fall so when I finally found a place I could see myself living, not only was my agent relieved, but I was really ready to turn the page on this new chapter of my life. 

Don’t get me wrong. I loved my place and being a short 10-minute walk to work was pretty sweet. But as with most things in life, with time I aspired to more. After all, it had been five years since my last move. So with a pretty specific wish list, area(s) and budget in mind, I set on the task of finding my new home.