The one where I run after a food truck

Yes, that actually happened. Like a puppy, I’ve chased after many things in my day. Mailmen, UPS deliveries and now…a food truck. Why? More like, why not, when I tell you more. I love food. LOVE IT. And yes, I am trying to lose weight right now (holding strong!) but when I heard that there was a mac and cheese […]

Chicago: Six years later

Six years ago today, I moved to Chicago. Well, technically, six years ago today I started working in Chicago but had only been in the city about 48 hours before then but I don’t actually count that. Coincidentally, just before I moved here, Milwaukee was nailed by 11 inches of snow so this feels right. I’ve written several times about […]

In a weight rut

Several weeks ago, I was really excited to announce that my weight loss journey hit a nice milestone, 11-12 pounds down! But, now I think I’m in a rut, specifically a diet rut. I’m still committed to my long-term weight loss goal, but lately, I’ve been struggling with food again. Losing weight short-term is a challenge but not as much […]

How to survive a Midwest winter

Whenever I hear someone say it’s their first Chicago or midwest winter, I smile. They usually have a confused and scared look on their face and it’s so adorable, I want to hug them. Because (depending where they’re coming from) they should be afraid. No sh*t. The east coast may have 32 inches of snow but Midwest winters are nothing […]

Leadership-The Start

Let’s talk about leadership and being job optional. Leadership is what you need in a group situation, right? How to influence and guide people to get things done. Leaders are people that are respected and admired. Those that attract people and inspire them. But right now, it’s just me with the goal to get out of my job. I don’t […]

Early Retirement- what does it mean?

What does it mean to retire early? Is there a ‘right’ retirement age? The truth is that we’ve all been brainwashed. Let’s be brutally honest here. Retirement is an artificial milestone produced by the industrial age notion of a ‘job’ where you work for an employer for 45 years in return for money when you retire. That world doesn’t exist […]