I recently stopped by a friend's house. She lives about one mile from me, but I had not seen her in a few weeks (other than in passing at church). She also hadn't been responding to my texts, so I was worried.
I brought my son when I stopped by her place because she has twin toddlers who my son absolutely adores.
She was surprised to see me. She had intentionally been avoiding me. I would say she was sheltering me from her life; from her vicious cycle of poverty.
"Rejoice always, pray without ceasing. Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you." 1 Thessalonians 5:17-18
I love that every year, our entire nation gathers together to express thanksgivng and gratitude. Like many of you, I have many blessings, and I am thankful for each of these.
As I write this, I'm logged into my work computer running some customized queries to discern whether you, the customer, (and no we don't call you customers) have purchased enough.
Enough what? Well, enough advertised product. Product that my company advertises. Product that I knowingly price to optimize profits using a combination of past information (your past information), competitive information, and math.
To make matters worse, my company isn't some cute boutique, or even a chain that's trying to stick it to the man. No, I'm a marketer for a mass merchandiser.
Any rant about marketing is in fact the world's most hypocritical rant, and today, you are in for a treat!
I don't own a scale. I've never thought it was healthy for athletes to own scales. It's too easy to obsess over an unimportant number like weight rather than an important number like your time for a 5K or the number of wins this season.
However, I'm no longer an athlete. I'm a 27 year old pregnant woman who managed to pack on 10 lbs in the last four weeks, so I'm going to buy a scale.
I'm in a different season of life, and I need a different strategy to handle it. (Lest you are worried, the strategy is to stop baking treats except on Thanksgiving, and to increase movement on non-workout days. I'll track my weight daily to be sure that I'm keeping weekly weight gain to less than 1lb).
I'm a wife, a mom, an employee, and a personal finance nerd who is devoted to spreadsheeting my way through life.