Musings

Looking for Opportunity

  Are you taking advantage of the unique opportunities surrounding you?   Are you even looking for them?   Two weeks ago, I took twelve university students on an overseas trip to Chicago. The trip was during Spring Break and is not for academic credit. It is part of a Read more…

By Thriving Erin, ago
Musings

Adjusting Expectations

Choosing Possibility Over Disappointment   My husband and I love to travel. Since we met six years ago we’ve travelled to thirty-one countries together. However, one of the trips we look forward to the most is the ski holiday we take each year. It’s typically our most expensive trip of Read more…

By Thriving Erin, ago
Musings

The YOLO Mantra

  Two months ago I wrote about the danger of the “Once I Have” mindset. This mindset is dangerous because it allows us to justify inaction. We convince ourselves that we haven’t actually given up because it’s not that we’re never going to take action, it’s that we’ll start tomorrow, Read more…

By Thriving Erin, ago
Musings

“I’ve Had It”

We’re now starting the third week of January, how are you doing with the goals you set for the start of the year?   Two weeks ago I wrote about Setting Goals that Stick. We talked about how part of the reason that none us know how to interact with Read more…

By Thriving Erin, ago
Musings

‘Budget’ Isn’t a Bad Word

  Taking control of our finances starts with one thing, but it’s something most people instinctively cringe away from. It’s something I’ve seen many people reject, fearing it will be restricting and limiting. That thing is . . . a budget.   Setting a budget is actually an incredibly empowering Read more…

By Thriving Erin, ago
Musings

The Humility of True Gratitude

  One of the great things about being married to someone from a different country is that you increase the number of holidays you celebrate in the year. Last month we celebrated Canadian Thanksgiving and this week we’re travelling to the U.S. to celebrate American Thanksgiving with my husband’s family. Read more…

By Thriving Erin, ago