I started becoming active in the blogging community when I was about twelve or thirteen-years-old. I don’t exactly remember when it happened, but I’ve been at this on and off for as long as I can remember having access to the online world. I think we can all agree, or at least come to a consensus, that internet as a medium has changed. We’re part of the generation that realized how valuable it is to be able to share information across different channels and, for the most part, we’ve taken great advantage of that. In recent years, there’s been a shift within the blogging community and the internet as a whole. It’s such a vast creative outlet and source of information that it’s also become a rat race to get as much exposure as possible. We’re exposed to viral stories and, quite honestly, the mundane parts of life that didn’t matter for us to share back then can now become headline news. Every now and then I wonder about how much of myself I’m willing …
The Season’s Changing It’s pretty close to feeling like spring around here. I’m liking it a lot, although, I don’t think we had that much of a winter. Anchorage is really starting to feel like a true Pacific Northwest town, with bits of snow here and there but nothing that lasts. In recent years, the snow has been less dense and a lot more wet and slushy. Winter as I knew it is only a distant memory from my childhood — it’s sad. Not even the mountains are completely covered.
A little while back, I tweeted a screenshot of my Level “spendables” page. Right away, I received replies asking me what app I was using and how it was working out. Although Level is the most functional and user-friendly app I’ve ever used to track my spending, it’s only a little part of how I keep from going over-budget. Some of my methods are a bit archaic and old-fashioned, while others are habits I’ve developed over the years.
I can’t go a day without snacking. If you’re like me and love snacks, it can be hard to keep yourself from indulging. I used to eat something sweet at about 2:30pm everyday at work, just to get myself back up and alert. Nowadays, I’m trying to build better habits. I’m actually eating more than I used to, but filling my appetite with anything besides what’s in the vending machine. When I need a pick-me-up, I usually try to get my hands on these snacks!