In a Pinterest perfect world this is what my Halloween would look like today..
ML and I would be dressed up like Mary Poppins and Bert.
Or maybe the least believable Amy and Rory.
We would be noshing on some of these treats.
And possibly having a scary cocktail or two..
But instead, I think we will spend our night handing out candy to the little ghouls and goblins, watch The Nightmare Before Christmas, and then go to bed.
What do you have in store for you Halloween?
I feel like I have grown up with Emma Watson, as I’m sure many people my age do. Yes, the Harry Potter series has always held a special place in my heart, and Hermione may be the fictional girl I always wanted to be. But it is Emma Watson’s new position, that makes her this week’s WC.
As a UNWomen Ambassador, she is taking the issue of gender inequality head on. The HeForShe campaign is unique in it’s approach to equality, a “solidarity movement” as they describe it. In Emma’s speech to the United Nations, she notes that while she has been afforded unique opportunities in her life, she has still be the victim of misogyny. When I heard this line, it made me think about my life, and the moments where I was made to feel lesser. I feel like recently the discussion of feminism has been a hot topic, with people like Emma, particularly of the same age, leading the discussion. This is a global issue too, not just one for the Western 20somethings to blog about. (myself obviously included) That is why I think the HeForShe campaign has the right idea, its not about the sexes, its about humanity fighting for their own rights.
Watch Emma’s speech at the UN, and share your own thoughts and feelings.
I bet that got your attention.
ML and I are fantastic people, but we are terrible with money. This is concerning for me on various levels, including the fact that he is an accountant. Oh well.
We have decided that we would like to buy a house in the near future, though living as one big happy family with my mother has been thrilling. If I look at my Facebook feed, it seems like every week there is another happy face holding a set of house keys to their brand new house. I would be lying if I said it didn’t send pangs of jealousy from my heart to my head every time. How do people do it? I look at my situation, clearly the one I know best, and I am at a loss for how my peers are homeowners. I make an above average salary (woohoo!), I have your basic payments (rent, car, selling my first born child to school loans, cell phone), plus I buy the necessities like food and gas. And at the end of the day, I’m left with a little bit to put into savings.
Please other millenials, tell me your secret to saving $25k+ in no time to buy a house?
….And don’t even get me started on what a wedding costs…Good thing I’m not engaged..I guess
As I was very rudely told a few days ago, it is anti-feminist to apologize for things you have no control over. While I don’t necessarily agree with that statement, I will not give you a long sob story about where I have been. Maybe a few pictures, but no sob stories.
I like having my own little corner of the world that lets me vent and make pretty collages. Sometimes I do feel silly about the whole thing, afraid of what people might think. But my interwebs friends, this place is not for them. It is for those who want to share in the many pictures of Charlie, my ramblings about working in the world of nonprofits, and splitting my time between the two places I love most in the world.
Not much has changed in my world, really nothing at all. But stick with me people, things are bound to get exciting one of these days.