Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Tired, tired, tired

I have had like 6 enrollment meetings already this week and have four more tomorrow (and an assessment). In other words, busy, busy, busy. Hopefully that will make for a nice mid-March paycheck, but we'll see. Lots of enrollments, but most of them are pretty small, and February seemed like a quiet month. So who knows.

In the meantime, I found another blog about money, which has some motivational tips for keeping one inspired on one's journey toward financial independence. Thought I'd share it, since I am too tired to write anything clever and inspiring of my own :)

Saturday, February 23, 2008


I found my last quote! It's just one small step, really, but it means that the really irritating quote-searching process is at least now over and I can focus on my last 4 entries. Hooray!

Friday, February 22, 2008


So I think I am driving Airbear crazy by updating him on the progress of my portfolio every time I get one tiny aspect of it done. But it's hard not to, because it is stupid and excruciating, and every little step is one step closer to Blessed Freedom (TM).

So I will update all of you instead. Since I am not technologically capable enough to make some sort of fancy graphic thermometer that would visually demonstrate my progress, I will just do it like this:

There are 12 entry essays.
7 are totally done
1 is done but needs a quote [1].
4 still need to be written but do have a quote

So that's actually a lot of progress! I did 4 entries last weekend, but it was a long weekend. So we'll see how many I can get done this weekend, but having almost all of the quotes done takes a lot of the irritation out of it. Imagine having to find a quote to prove why a goal is a good goal when the only reason you're pursuing the goal is because some group of legislative douchebags decided you should. Anyway, all of those are done but one so I can focus on just writing four articles worth of bs, gathering and organizing my little evidence pieces, and finding that last quote. Or paying someone to do it for me.

[1] By the way, if you want to find me a quote about why it is important to "remain current in your teaching subject areas, theories, research, and best practices" that would be awesome. Anything from any kind of book or educational journal article would work. Thank you!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Quick update

So I'm trying to go with that "save all the money and pay off at the end" option, and most of my hard-earned cash is still sitting in my savings account. But I did pay off another $850 of debt in the last 30 days, so yay to that :)

But that's all for now, folks, as I have to get back to trying to work on my stupidporftolio. Ugh. Wish me luck!