Why I Moved to D.C.

Photo by Casey Horner via Unsplash.com When I told people I was moving to Washington D.C., they tended to give me some version of the same reaction: "That's expensive!" And they were right. My rent has increased almost $400/month, and I'm anticipating a lot small cost of living increases (gas, groceries, eating out) that will definitely [...]

Waiting Through the Chaos: Having Patience When You Have No Control | LIFE UPDATE

Photo by Hédi Benyounes via Unsplash.com In my head, my life has been completely nuts lately. In reality, things are actually pretty calm and slow. The reason I feel like life is crazy is because there are so many changes on the horizon, and I'm constantly ruminating on how to tackle them, logistically, mentally, and financially. [...]

Did I Stay Dry in January?

Photo by Wu Yi via Unsplash.com As the month ends, I'm on my usual routine: editing my next month's budget, looking over my bills, and paying rent. This month, there's a new item on my list: reflecting on my experience with #DryJanuary. How I did, how being sober affected me (and my budget), and whether [...]