A lot of things on this blog are things to do or how to do things or steps to take. Let me clarify that we are not winning at all of these things. You know what I’m good at? Research. I am fabulous at finding out what research has been done on a topic and putting it into a simple “do this” to “get this” (ie: How to Start a New Habit). Want to know what I’m horrible at? Following my own advice. I have exercised a total of 4 times in the past 30 days. And I just spent $12.00 yesterday at the grocery store to feed my family lunch in the car on the way to see Beluga whales (check out the white lump in the photo below!) instead of spending five minutes at home making my own lunch.
Part of why I started this blog was to create a forum of discussion. I wanted a place to hold myself accountable to both making good financial choices and doing research toward things that would help me live a better life. So, I do the research, and I put up the steps to take on the blog. The whole struggle is the implementation. But I also hoped in posting these prescriptive things that people would chime in as to what worked for them and what they would add to the list or remove (we had a great start to that happening over at the How to Navigate Finances in Marriage post!). It’s the discussion that helps all of us the most. It’s great to compile a list of the shouldas, but I want to hear from people that are actually doing it!
I’m not telling you what to do. Some of my posts are things that have worked for us. On those, chime in! Disagree with what didn’t work for you! Add what did. Others are based entirely on studies. On those, I hope to implement the steps prescribed, but I have no experience doing so. Again, chime in! Tell us if you have a great tip that has helped you. Let’s get the discussion going. And let’s help each other be better!
Meanwhile, I’ll keep learning from studies and life. And you.