I dunno about you guys, but my 2016 has been weird. Plenty of good things have happened, but so too have plenty of not-so-good things. Here is a quick summary of my 2016 so far, listed in no particular order:
Three months ago I wrote about how my husband impulsively decided to quit his job. Thankfully, everything worked out really well in the end, and I landed a casual job that pays me good money to do what I love — writing and creating graphics — while also allowing me to finish in time to pick up my son from school. But, perhaps it worked out a little too well, because Disconcur has gone and done it again; he finishes up at his current job on Monday and will instead focus on building a career out of streaming and content creation. Eek!
Twenty year old Neri was a glass-half-full kind of person. No matter the problem, I could convince myself that it wasn’t the end of the universe, that things could be so much worse, and that there is always a silver lining to even the hardest of issues. But, now that I am rapidly approaching 30, I have noticed that I have lost that spark and I’m just plain old negative about everything.
Katelyn is just over nine months old now, and I am just not feeling things. Sleep deprivation is at an all time high, the household budget an all time low, and my ability to conjure up energy has all but vanished.
There’s no two ways about it, I’m in a rut, and I’m not so sure just how to get out of it. Dance parties and cloud watching may work for some people, but this one is going to take more than a bit of fun to shake, I think!
Read on to see the signs that scream, “You’re In A Stay-At-Home Rut!”
I just got back from my 24 week ante-natal appointment and I was honestly surprised to see that I’ve not gained 10 kilos, haven’t developed Gestational Diabetes and my blood pressure is, if anything, a little on the low side. Thank goodness my placenta is so awesome, because I am doing a terrible job of doing things differently in my second pregnancy. Which is a shame, because I started out with the best of intentions.
Since I have talked about future-proofing finances in the past, I thought I’d share this super depressing infographic that landed in my inbox this morning. It’s about a phenomenon that Suncorp are calling the “Grudge Workforce” — AKA people who didn’t take their superannuation seriously and now have to work into their seventies because it’s either that or starve.
Considering most of the family on my mothers side never even made it to 70, the idea of us having to work up until that age because we didn’t think about boring stuff like super horrifies me. I fully intend to spend my retirement on a beach drinking infinite champagne (Or playing Titan. Think it will be released by then?) and I can’t do that I’m dead, can I?
Check out the totally depressing infographic on the “Grudge Workforce” (and how to avoid it!) after the jump: