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The Treasures I Found in My Mum’s House

In the past year, I’ve visited my parents’ house three times. Each visit included cleaning one of the bedrooms, which gradually had become storage for all the unwanted stuff we all have gathered over the years. Last year I found so many items of clothing that it made me cry just to think how hard I had to work to buy those things, only to …

Why Were Our Grandparents So Good at Saving Money?

After my granny’s death, my mum and her sister took it upon themselves to clear out her closet. To their biggest bewilderment, they found unopened packs of tights and a few never worn long johns that belonged to my grandfather, who passed away long before my granny did. Both items were from the ’80s; my granny never threw out anything.  When I think about her, …

Half Assing Isn’t Going to Get You Anywhere

When I was at the peak of my personal half-assing, I knew I was stuck and couldn’t get out of that circle of self-sabotage, which in everyday life translated to fear of commitment to myself. At the end of 2020, I realised that most of my adult life, I’ve been half-assing. I was doing things with all my convictions and beliefs and always gave my 100%. …