For the past 3 years and counting, I’ve been a full-time employee with a professional non-profit theatre company as an arts educator/administrator by day, and a part-time beer-slinger (bar manager) by night. It took me a lot of time to get here – including changing my major, taking an extra 1.5 years to graduate, and then taking a post-grad program. Had I only listened to little me, who wanted to be a teacher, a writer and an actress ‘when I grow up’, maybe I would have landed here sooner?
Since my day job covers the teaching and the acting aspirations, I use this blog to fill the writing void. Originally set up to track my second “101 Things in 1001 Days” project (hence the “101”), I write about whatever is relevant in my life. At the moment, personal finance seems to be at the top of that list. Thanks to a massive student loan and an underpaying day job, I work part time as well (like most of us in the non-profit world), which is preventing me from living the life I want and from accomplishing many of my goals. I hope that by getting my finances in order, I can get my life in order, and really start being “me”.
I aspire to follow many minimalist ideas, to be debt free, volunteer more, and to be one of those crazy people that run at 6am. Other fun facts about me include: I almost always win a few bucks on scratch tickets, I like to listen to songs on repeat, I have an autographed picture of David Cook in my living room, and I’ve adopted two polar bears through the WWF.
While I hope my writing is informative and useful (and entertaining?), I am by no means an expert at anything.
[My old blog/first 101 Things Project can be found here, however, it will no longer be updated.]