ESTABLISH FINANCIAL INDEPENDENCE, REGARDLESS OF YOUR LOVE STATUS

As many of you know, “I Lost My Dream Life 12 Days Before Christmas.” And as horrific as getting dumped can feel (I’m still dealing with all of the emotions), there have also been a handful of logistical nightmares to tend to. Because we co-habitated, and now I am suddenly living on my own. And through all of this undoing and parting ways, I have been SO thankful that I have had enough money saved to deal with all the shit that has come up. And I just want to encourage everyone, ESPECIALLY females, to establish some financial independence, regardless of your relationship status. It has made all the difference in the world. And it makes this whole horrendous process, just slightly less stressful. Continue reading ESTABLISH FINANCIAL INDEPENDENCE, REGARDLESS OF YOUR LOVE STATUS

A PHILOSOPHER’S REFRESHING VIEW ON THE NATURE OF LOVE

My father just experienced a recent and devastating loss. His closest friend of 32 years just passed away from Covid-19 complications. They had to say good-bye over the phone. And just as my father has been processing his own grief, I have also been processing mine. As many of you know, “I Lost My Dream Life 12 Days Before Christmas,” and have been writing article after article, keeping you all in the loop of my emotional healing journey. And since both he and I are grieving in our own ways, he sent me this fascinating article about the nature of love and loss, from the perspective of the great Stoic philosopher, Epictetus. Continue reading A PHILOSOPHER’S REFRESHING VIEW ON THE NATURE OF LOVE