Delay Gratification: Lesson From Buying a Gucci Handbag

We live in an instant gratification society, and it’s ruining our value system. After making a purchase, I would enjoy the item thoroughly for a week or so and then become either dissatisfied or bored with it and consider what I should buy next. This was the case for small and large purchases. I approachedContinue reading “Delay Gratification: Lesson From Buying a Gucci Handbag”

Dave Ramsey’s Baby Steps

Dave Ramsey’s name popped up on several YouTube channels I follow, then I noticed it at the library, and not a week later a friend made reference to him during an unexpected visit. I don’t believe in coincidence, but rather see these synchronicities like bread crumbs leading me someplace I should go. For that reason,Continue reading “Dave Ramsey’s Baby Steps”

You’re the Villain When You Force Your Rules on Others

Somebody who used to be close with my family thinks I’m a villain. Ok, maybe not that I’m an outright villain, but definitely that I’m a bad guy. For the time that we were close, I gave advice and friendship by encouraging her personal development. My typical advice was along the lines of, be respectfulContinue reading “You’re the Villain When You Force Your Rules on Others”

My Decision to be a Working Mom & How I Cope With It

A friend and I met for coffee during her first week at work after being on maternity leave for two months.  Before the baby came, she thought she’d be eager to return to work, but she soon realized that was not the case.  Instead, she was distressed.  She yearned to be home with her baby, even thoughContinue reading “My Decision to be a Working Mom & How I Cope With It”