My friends, Rebecca Jo and Audrey, did reintroduction posts on their blogs a month or two ago, so you know what that means – I’m copying them because blogging is 85% copying your friends. 😀 Kidding. Sort of. But in all seriousness, people join us on our blogging journey at different times and let get real: your (or my) About page hasn’t been updated since blog launch. So this is a nice way to catch newish readers up on our life’s story because sometimes we mention something offhand, assuming our readers know, but in reality, everyone be like “Whatcha talking about, Willis” or Tanya in my case.Continue Reading …
Let’s Do This, America!
I feel anxious. Terrified. Nauseated. And also hopeful. Hopeful that good people will rise up and vote to restore sanity today. To stand up against hate and take back America. I remember all too clearly how much election night 2016 hurt. But I also felt great pride in witnessing firsthand a resistance take shape and grow bigger and louder every single day. Hate wins some battles, but I believe with all my heart that love always triumphs in the end.
April Snow Showers … Just Annoy Me
I know what you’re thinking … Tanya, have you lost your mind (again)? Because you’re in LA. By the beach. It doesn’t snow there. And you are right. I mean about the snow in LA thing, not about me being crazy. Ahem. Anyway, it didn’t snow in California but it most definitely snowed in Minnesota during my unexpected trip back home.
Ch-Ch-Changes Coming to A Mindful Migration
Don’t worry — you’re in the right spot. 🙂 I’ve made some tweaks to the look of A Mindful Migration and its focus ongoing. When I launched A Mindful Migration, the plan was for it to be a personal finance blog, specifically focused on mindful spending. But even back then, in my heart of hearts, I knew it wouldn’t last. After all, I made the deliberate choice to not use the word money or debt or budget or any word associated with finance in its name. And frankly, from an SEO perspective, that is a bad choice. I didn’t do it to trick anyone, but simply because I knew money wasn’t really my passion long-term.
Just wanted to drop a quick line to wish Happy Easter to those who celebrate the holiday. May the Easter Bunny leave you a nice basket full of yummy dark chocolate. 🙂 I’ve been working extra hard this week to cram five days of work into four, so I can enjoy a long 3-day weekend. My plan is to relax, read (got a pile of books that I can’t wait to get my mitts on), eat and snuggle with Max. After all, we all need a little down time, right? I thought so.
Celebrating The New Year with a Cold
Yup. It happened. I caught my annual after-Christmas cold. I was sneezing, blowing my nose, achy and a little bit cranky. 🙂 I had hoped the cold fairy would overlook me this year, due to good behavior, but alas, it was not meant to be. It probably didn’t help that I missed my connecting flight to LAX and spent a sleepless (and cold) night at the Las Vegas airport. The good news? My natural cold remedies definitely made a difference.