I’m currently paying $53.07 per month for private health insurance with NIB and I’ve decided that it’s finally time to stop. This is a sensitive subject for most because if you don’t take out PHI then you’re slugged extra taxes.Read more
For as long as I can remember I’ve stressed about money. We grew up relatively poor compared to those around us. Mum raised my sister & I alone from very early on, so it wasn’t any surprise that she spent her money carefully and was tight on the purse strings whenever we wanted the latest and greatest thing our friend had.
But looking back, we never felt poor. Mum knew how to manage her finances, she knew what needed to be done.Read more
My doctor recommended this to me after I reached out about some health concerns. They weren’t anything critical, just embarrassing and one more thing to deal with. I won’t lie, it took me quite a long time to finish. I downloaded it on Audible where it clocks in at 17 hrs and 16 minutes! But I like & trust my doctor, so I just took my time with it.Read more
In my line of work, supporting end users & their computers for large companies, it’s par for the course that computers are purchased, used, and upgraded well before the end of their useful lifespan.
Here’s my view on the subject.Read more
I’m about half way through Brooke McAlary’s book Slow: Live Life Simply and it’s really hit me hard.
I’ve been trying to go down the slow path for just over a year now, but not seriously. It was all too hard, because I didn’t have the time to really focus and stick to it without being distracted by something else.Read more
I wasn’t in the mood for yoga this morning, so I skipped it and went out hiking instead.Read more
I’ve been struggling for a while (a mid-life crisis, perhaps?) to work out exactly what it is that I’m passionate about in the IT field, since it’s where I’ve spent pretty much all of my working career.
So, where do I go from here?Read more
“R U OK?” Day. That one day in September where a campaign asks you to ask you friends & loved ones, “Are you OK?”. This is an important question, and I believe it’s one of the hardest things you can ask, or be asked.
The thing is, we ask this question to our colleagues every day of the week. So, why is this different?Read more