I didn’t have to go to work yesterday.
I have to be honest that I haven’t felt much inspiration with this blog lately. I’ve been questioning how much I want to throw out to the world, quietly removing posts left and right. If you notice any broken links, definitely let me know through the contact form. I’m not sure what I will do with this blog going forward. I think that the money will be less of a focus. Mostly because I don’t want to adopt the “I don’t want to disappoint my readers” train of thought to influence my spending decisions. I’m naturally a low spender enough as it is. So if you’re here primarily as a financial voyeur, you might not enjoy the blog going forward. And that’s okay. I’ll still write about money when I’m feeling inspired to.
Yesterday was my first day away from work. I didn’t think I was going to write about the last day. Everyone suggested “definitely write about your last day of work, quitting your job, people love that stuff, it generates a lot of traffic.”
I’m finding myself caring less and less about the web traffic. And it’s not really a surprise, considering the nature of my last day of work.
It was a a normal day. It flew under the radar. There was no fanfare. No celebration. And no farewell email. Super exciting blog post, right?
As the outgoing purchasing person, I emailed my log in’s and passwords to the new guy, I gave him the wallet book with the credit card numbers, and I said bye to the people that I happened to walk past on the way out from my office to the car.
I was there one day, and the next day I wasn’t. It’s 8:26 AM on a Thursday and I have yet to put pants on. The company will go on. And so will my own life.
In my life, yesterday, my major accomplishment for the day was scheduling a dental cleaning appointment in Albuquerque, New Mexico for two weeks from now. I also did a load of laundry. I walked across the street for a donut for 2nd breakfast because Corn Flakes weren’t filling enough to make it to lunch time and I had some quarters lying around. Later, I had lunch with my mom. And I recorded a podcast.
Today, my major task for the day is getting a massage.
But back to the podcast. This podcast was originally going to happen a couple weeks ago, but I completely forgot about it. After that, I rescheduled for a couple weeks from now, I thought it might be fun to do it during the road trip, but then I rescheduled for yesterday. I have plenty of free time the next few days, plus I have the microphone and pop filter here.
I was a lot more pleased with this podcast than the first one I recorded at Camp Mustache.
Shortly after I started this blog, I emailed Jessica Moorhouse and was like “Here’s my story, can we do Mo Money?” And she said yes. I think I was hte first person to schedle a podcast like 4 months in advance. Ha.
Of course…I have no idea what the specifics are of what I originally emailed her. Instead, we just turned on the microphone, decided to talk and see what happens. And I think people are going to enjoy it if they get past my introversion. Certainly if I listened to it, I’m sure I could critique it and write a whole post expanding on things, but I’m mostly cool with it from what I can remember of it. There’s a reason I fulfilled my speech class requirement in college with “Intro to Mass Communications” rather than “Public Speaking”. I definitely knew that Jessica would be the right person to chat with for my first (perhaps, only?) planned-in-advance public podcast because we both come from a debt free background.
We talked for a solid 20 to 25 minutes and it was a lot of fun. I have an entire blog post in the queue in the event my Radical Personal Finance podcast suddenly goes up. In the unlikely event that I see an unusual traffic bump I might want to clarify some things. I think the Mo Money podcast can probably stand on it’s own and probably doesn’t need any added context. I’ll certainly throw up a link here when it goes live, though I have no idea when that might be.