Past the halfway mark: On keeping in line with 2020 goals

Six months of 2020 have been and gone, and what a set of months they were. So far this year there’s been coronavirus, lockdowns, and political and social unrest (some because of issues stemming from ongoing racial injustice, and some because people have been anxious for life to get back to normal). It’s been a … Continue reading Past the halfway mark: On keeping in line with 2020 goals

Uninspired: On experiencing a bout of writer’s block

Writing can be incredibly frustrating. Although, technically, what I mean is that not being able to write can be incredibly frustrating. I doubt that’s a revelation to anyone who’s ever written anything – hell, even getting the right words down onto a birthday card can be a struggle – but sometimes even the obvious warrants … Continue reading Uninspired: On experiencing a bout of writer’s block

Three down and nine to go – An update on my 2020 so far

It’s only just reached the end of March, but it’s already evident that 2020 is a start to the decade that will go down in history – though not for positive reasons. I’m sure many of us were hopeful for the year ahead when it began, and it’s a shame that things already aren’t going … Continue reading Three down and nine to go – An update on my 2020 so far

On trying to stay committed to learning the guitar

Do you ever feel...stuck? (To everyone who now has Katy Perry’s Firework in their head, you’re welcome.) When I say stuck, I mean that feeling when you keep trying at something or you keep practicing something, but you just don’t seem to make any progress. I’ve been experiencing that in an aspect of my life … Continue reading On trying to stay committed to learning the guitar

On budgeting: One month down (and many more to go)

One of my New Year’s resolutions was to manage my finances better. I started my journey towards that goal by reading The Meaningful Money Handbook, which I cannot recommend enough. The next step I took was budgeting my money and starting to build some savings. With the help of the handbook and author Pete Matthew’s … Continue reading On budgeting: One month down (and many more to go)

The Meaningful Money Handbook – Book Review

The Meaningful Money Handbook by Pete Matthew Available on Goodreads My rating: 5/5 Important: Please keep in mind that though I rate this book highly, I do so not for the observed effectiveness of its methods (as I’m writing this prior to undertaking the majority of the tasks it advises) but for the knowledge it … Continue reading The Meaningful Money Handbook – Book Review