As I try to be more
responsible in my adulting, I find myself coming up with, or simply employing
things I have heard, into my saving routine. This one here is one I’ve previously used to
ramp myself up to something nonessential that I may find myself wanting to
throw cash at a ways down the road. This
is not a quick-and-fast savings scheme.
That said, don’t expect to necessarily get rich off of this. I call it The Money Diet. I know that sounds like a
silly-ass name, but it is simply what I came up with to call it when I first
tried it about 3 years ago. It is really a simple thing to do in theory, once you work yourself
up to it psychologically. That last part
though… When you leave your house
in the morning, things you should expect to have to spend money on should be
paid for with cash. When you are going
to make this purchase, you basically plan not to pay exact change – especially for
your first expenditure of the day – and know that you will be breaking a bill…
“Voice” As I learned – or, more accurately,
willed myself – to write, I used to hear/read things about “voice” in writing.
As I look back over my old writing, I think I understand more clearly what was
meant by "voice." [Phlip note: I HATE some of my
old work] What I have observed over the past year
or so, though, I have watched my work evolve.
What started as a 150-300 word blurb on my FaceBook wall has grown to an
every-Thursday event that both of you VERY much look forward to.
The growth has come with some evolution in my presentation and not just with
the addition of a leading picture to each of the posts. I had to learn to structure them physically
to help each reader make their own adventure of it. What does that even mean?
It means that I use indentation to start certain paragraphs, and not in
others. The indentation is to begin a
new though, the lack of it means I have not finished that last idea yet but
need the separation that simply putting a period wouldn’t proper…