in life

Working from (insert coffee shop here)

One of the huge perks about my job is that I get to work from home. It’s the reason Tommy and I have been able to move around as we please these last few years. However, there are both advantages and disadvantages to the lifestyle.

Advantages:

  • Dress Code = Pajamas
  • Commute = 3 seconds from bed to desk (slight traffic as puppies are running around)
  • Morning Prep time = ranges from 2 – 15 minutes depending on if I have a video conference. (at some point we should talk about the enormous injustice of women having to wear makeup to look presentable)
  • Disturbances are minimal – ever need to just GET SHIT DONE without people walking by and talking to you every 5 minutes?
  • Office = Anywhere with internet!!! This is the real inspiration for the post because I like to sit in beautiful coffee shops. At the bottom of the post are a few of my favorites in Austin, TX.

Continue reading

in travel

The Perfect Playa has Bicicletas

The Quest continues at Rosewood Mayakoba in the Mayan Riviera. I have a few characteristics to add to the ideal of the perfect beach. It has bicycles. The carefree simplicity of riding a bicycle calls back to a bygone age. Riding a bike is presumably the alternative to walking when you want to get somewhere faster. The irony about biking while on holiday is that by definition, you don’t need to be anywhere. And you definitely don’t need to be anywhere faster.  Which makes the riding of the bike completely and totally without motivation. Which is why it is my next characteristic for the perfect beach resort.
Continue reading

Related posts
in travel
A Remote Location
May 19, 2018
in travel
Tulum: A Tale of Two Vacations
August 16, 2016
in food, travel
Tulum’s Hartwood: a sumptous jungle escape
August 2, 2016
Related posts
in travel
The Perfect Playa has Bicicletas
June 2, 2018
in travel
Tulum: A Tale of Two Vacations
August 16, 2016
in finance

Happiness Part Two: It’s Not What You Have

In the first post in the series, I started talking about budgeting and the impact it had on my life. In this post I’m going to talk about debt. As Daniel Kahneman says, “money does not buy you…happiness, but lack of money certainly buys you misery”. My grandmother always warned me against debt. For as long as I can remember, she spoke of it with the disdain you would expect when discussing murder or arson or high fructose corn syrup. So early in my adult life, I refused to get a credit card. I paid for everything with a debit card, straight from my bank account. That worked for awhile. But then there were bigger purchases to make. A car, tuition, a wedding, finally a house. And nobody pays for those things in cash right? Everyone has student loans. Everyone has a car payment. Everyone has a little bit of credit card debt.

And that’s how it got out of hand.
Continue reading

in finance, home, life

Happiness Part One: It’s Not Where You Live

In the last two years I have gone from my 3200 sqft dream home, to a 1600 sqft townhome, to a 700 sqft single bedroom apartment. The original point of this post was to show our new shoebox apartment and what I’ve done to make it feel cozy and comfortable. But as I start writing, I realize that there is a more important topic here that trumps interior design.
Continue reading

Related posts
in home
The Kitchen
April 17, 2016
in finance
Did I Get Scammed By The Mattress Industry?
March 20, 2016
in home
Carrara Marble Stain Test
March 1, 2016
Close