Kudos to you Nicole for being honest. There is what we need to do and then what we decide to do.... I hope you pursue that 0% credit card and get debt free after one year! That is the greatest gift you can ever give yourself. Also, "needing" to go on a $2,500 cruise is a mindset that could use some shifting. But, do what you gotta do and work your ass off. You'll be delighted in 12 months.
Sometimes, finding ways to be kind feels too "difficult." This is an easy one. Keep doing it.
How can we help support Giancarlo? Scholarships certainly help, but what about books, etc? Is there any way to get in touch with him?
Awesome!! I just came back to the US after a couple years of living abroad and decided to move to North Carolina because it's beautiful and affordable. Now to just find a job...
This summer I was doing some work with a youth program in the Dominican Republic, and one of the participants, a high school teacher in Brooklyn, noticed one of the kids was wearing gym shorts from his school. A lot of clothes that are sold in the DR come from US donations, which makes sense given their proximity.
I'm always amazed at the hesitation I feel when asking people how much they pay for rent.
@BornSecular Maybe you could get your doctor to write a note for the exercise ball, saying you need it for your health? Pretty ridiculous that employers would not allow such tiny changes to help their employees be more comfortable and healthy (SHOCKING, right?). With the health improvements that standing apparently provides, installing more standing desks/what have you would save them money in the long run in terms of health insurance payments. Plus, you know, HAPPIER people.
What. I. Would. Do.
Welcome, Meghan! You sound lovely. Also, your blog is hilarious.
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