I didn’t take a single picture on my phone this week, other than of the final steps of my decluttering process, so no beautiful BC shots today, I’m afraid. Truthfully, the weather changed quite drastically this week, as it often does on the “wet coast”. Don’t tell anyone, but I loved every minute of it. Despite the fact that I’m a summer baby, I much prefer the fall. Give me crisp air, warm sweaters, a little rain and weekends under a blanket with a book any day.
Of course, I’m grateful the clouds parted for a few hours last night, before I drove downtown to my first planned meet-up with some Vancouver readers. Walking into it, I had no idea what to expect – but the night went better than I could’ve hoped. Imagine sitting in a circle with a bunch of like-minded individuals / strangers, talking about what you learned about money growing up, how much debt you once had, what your financial goals are, how you scrimp and save, and so on. It was just like the conversations we have here but offline… and I LOVED it!
I know I said it a few times last night, but thank you again to everyone who came to yesterday’s meet-up. Thank you for helping us create an open and safe place to talk about a subject that is normally so taboo. Thank you for having the courage to share your stories and your numbers, and offer advice to one another.
<— This is what I loved most about last night. I learned so much from all of you, and am so grateful you took the time out of your day to join in the discussion. <3
The low of my week was being stuck at the hospital for close to 6 hours, waiting to get that freaking bone scan on Monday morning. I’m so glad that’s over! Although, waiting for the results is no fun either.
The high of my week was, without a doubt, last night’s meet-up.
A blog post I loved was The Elegant Art of Not Giving a Shit. I often feel like David’s posts are published exactly when I need to read them; that says a lot about his ability to write about what happens in our everyday life. And his chart is now the background on my desktop.
The best money I spent was $0 on the free coffee Tangerine made me last night. (Wait, does that even count?) It was just a cup from a French press, which is what I make at home, but it still felt like a treat to have someone make it for me. (This is what happens when you’re not allowed to get takeout coffee! lol)
My plans this weekend include having brunch with Krystal tomorrow, doing the Grouse Grind with a friend from college on Sunday (on my summer bucket list!) and getting some writing done.
How was your week, friends? What are you up to this weekend?