And we continue on with quarter two.
I thought about retirement planning. I got a number of comments on a post about the plight of the twenty-somethings. I ran another ten-mile race. (And no, I’m not going to try barefoot running – I pick enough glass out of my running shoes to know that’s a bad plan for me.) I got sick of my local pharmacy and started using an online pharmacy. I went on vacation, which was fun, but probably a bit too much of a splurge in terms of both money and vacation time. I accidentally invested in stocks, but it turned out to be a good thing.
Whether or not to pay for your child’s education is a hot topic. I learned some people were being offered a year off for a third of their salary. I tried out a new waxer, had horrible results, then shared my humiliation on the internet. (And I didn’t even learn from this, since I did it again in October, but I didn’t talk about it the second time.)
Did you know you can actually buy happiness? And then my roommate’s dad got laid off, which was decidedly not happy. I upped my retirement contributions and felt like a grownup. I was criticized for bringing my lunch to work by some strange coworkers. And the summer continued.