This May has been an interesting month to say the least. First off, as you may have noticed, and as I mentioned in my post about making a few changes to my blog, I’ve cut down from posting everyday to only 3 days a week. It puts less pressure on myself, I’ve got more free time to explore some other areas in my life, and I’ve also got more time to read other great blogs! So, instead of doing a weekly round-up of my favourite blog posts, I thought I’d just do it at the end of every month (or the start of the next month, depending what day it falls on). The following are posts I’ve read and got an instant reaction out of, read more than once, or just f***ing loved reading:
On authenticity of blogging by Musings of Abstract Aucklander
I love Eemusings’s bluntness, honesty, and her passion for blogging. As a fellow blogger, I love reading blog posts about other bloggers blogging (try saying that three times fast). I’m also curious to see what other bloggers’ experiences and outlooks are, because even though we are all just typing away on our own computers, in our individual homes, leading our very different lives, it’s interesting to see how we are all connected in this weird personal finance blogosphere.
First off, the video BrokeTO includes at the bottom of her post is hilarious, and completely true. Secondly, I love the list she shares about what she used to do in her apartment alone, such as tell her cat about her day and have solo dance parties, both of which I have also done.
My Minimalist Tendencies by My Alternate Life
Jordann has some great arguments for why living with less is actually a good thing. I completely agree with living somewhat minimally. I moved three times in about a year, and having minimal furniture, clothes and other stuff made moving way less of a hassle than it could have been. I also agree that living with less stuff just makes life a little easier to handle. When I have too much stuff, I sometimes feel overwhelmed, as if I’m living in a hoarder’s house and one day I’ll be found dead buried beneath a mountain of shoes, newspapers, and beanie babies.
First Job Out of School by Frugal Portland
Besides me being completely enamored by Portland (there’s so many more craft beers I didn’t get to try!), Frugal Portland basically described my first year out of college in this post. I was a total keener in school, and when I finally finished and was thrust into the real world, it felt as if I was standing in a cozy, familiar coffee shop, then pushed into the freezing cold without a jacket on. I definitely panicked and considered going back to school (even Law School, but I couldn’t even get through the first 3 questions of the practice LSAT).
The Race to the Alter by Fabulously Frugirl
Even though I’m engaged, I’ve always considered myself single at heart. What I mean is I’ve never been that “relationship girl”, possibly because I was “single Jessica” for years before meeting my BF. And when I was single, I loved it. I loved being completely independent, especially when I would see how some of my girlfriends would change completely based on who they were dating, or would whine constantly about they are frustrated with their current friends with benefits situation, but would never leave the guy for fear of being alone. In Frugirl’s post, she talks about her new perspective on marriage and how she doesn’t see the need to race to the alter just because that’s what may be expected of her being almost 30. Hear, hear! Take your time girl! My BF and I waited just under 5 years to get engaged, and I’m so glad we took that time to really get to know each other, talk about all those important issues, and see if after 5 years we could still stand each other. So far, so good!
I’m an independent lady after all, and that’s why I loved reading this post. I think taking the time to be single is important to becoming the woman you are meant to be. I was single for a while before I met my BF, and honestly, I have always said, and still say, I would rather be single than be with a guy who doesn’t treat me right. I just don’t get those girls who stay with a guy for fear of being alone. Being alone is f***ing awesome, and you are better than that girl! I love that Fabulously Frugirl isn’t rushing to the alter with her BF and taking the scenic route, that’s what I did, and personally, I’m glad we waiting 5 years before we got engaged.
There are a ton more blog posts I’ve also really enjoyed reading this May, but I don’t want this to become the longest blog post in history so I’ll just leave it at these five. Cheers to all you awesome bloggers out there, and keep on bloggin’!
What’s your favourite blog post you’ve read this May?
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