Taking advantage… of everything

Taking advantage, living on less, exhausting resources
Living well on less often means taking advantage of situations to the best of your ability.  I don’t mean being greedy or doing illegal things, but I do mean taking and using what’s available to you each and every time.   Getting free food For example, the office where I work is adminstered by a property management company.  Every day or so, the secretary will put out cookies and sometimes...

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Doing what you love for less

Doing what you love, wine classes, wine courses, studying wine, drinking wine
By now, you’ve heard about my passion for wine. I recently took the first step to formalizing this hobby by completing the Level 1 WSET course. Today, I’d like to talk more about how I can afford to pursue this passion without compromising my finances.   Following your passions In 2005, I spent three months working and living in Paris. This was my first real introduction to wine. It was...

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Posted in: Career and Work, Philosophy

Creating a new normal

new normal, passive aggressive
I’m big on doing “the little things right” – pulling the shower curtain closed so it can dry properly, closing lids of containers after I use them, turning off the lights when I’m not in a room… and more!  My mind is often organized as one giant checklist that I like to periodically refer to.  That’s the way I am.  I am forever thinking about the little details.  But not everyone...

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Posted in: Life Hacks, Philosophy

Getting rid of the backup rug

the backup rug, carpet, rug
Up until 2 weeks ago, I had a rug propped up against a corner in my living room.  I bought it 2 years ago when I lived in an apartment with hardwood floors.  I ended up vacating that apartment rather unexpectedly due to a fire, and aside from a brief appearance in my condo, I haven’t used the rug since then. I kept it for a while because I liked the colours.  It had taken a long time for the...

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