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Link love (Powered by plane food and house hunting)

The thing that stands out to me most about being back home is not the rain, the familiar accents, or the cars.

It’s the air.

About an hour before we landed, I started sneezing like mad, and have barely stopped since. A day later, it’s pretty obvious that it’s a lot more effort for me simply to breathe here than anywhere else we’ve been in the past six months. (It’s almost summer here, and while our summers are very mild by global standards, it’s definitely not super cold.) My chest feels constricted and in a quiet room, I’m THAT person huffing and sniffling nonstop. Might be time to seek out a doctor.

Continuing on in a slightly depressing vein, we’ve also come home to the news of the death of a guy I went to school with, and this Roastbusters stuff, which is already making headlines round the world.

But happily, there are lots of good things I’ve read recently too! Here’s my picks for this week.

Here’s Cordelia on 15 surefire ways to guarantee a dead end life

Jen Dziura on whether you should lean in to what you love, and Funny About Money on the perils of following your bliss

Figuring Money Out on 20 daily habits of the wealthy

An intriguing discussion on career sponsorship vs mentorship at Publishing Trendsetter

Ashley on reconciling our present selves with our former selves

Afford Anything on how to escape the ordinary, step by step

Get Rich Slowly on learning to bargain

Save Spend Splurge has put together a nice list of wardrobe essentials (male AND female)

Donna reminds us that time is something we can’t do over

Caroline joins me in hating the traveller vs tourist argument

Sydney shares five of her favourite inspirational travel destinations

Michelle ponders the American dream

Finally, APW on what feminism means and why feminism matters. For me, this used to mean shunning pink, and dresses, and pop music, and cooking. Now I’ve come to realise it’s really about doing whatever the hell I want; I can wear lipstick but shun heels, like Mariah Carey AND Metallica, and realise that sucking in the kitchen isn’t actually cute or something to be proud of.

Happy weekends!

7 thoughts on “Link love (Powered by plane food and house hunting)

  • Reply Donna Freedman November 9, 2013 at 08:58

    Thanks for the shout-out, and allow me to offer as many “Gesundheits!” as you need. Maybe some generic Zyrtec is in order?

  • Reply save. spend. splurge. November 9, 2013 at 09:01

    Thank you kindly 😀

  • Reply Michelle November 9, 2013 at 14:09

    I can’t believe that it has been 6 months already!!

  • Reply Funny about Money November 9, 2013 at 14:27

    🙂 Thanks for the link love!! And glad to hear you made it back to NZ in one piece…if in one allergic piece. Hope a doc’ can come up with something to make you feel better soon.

  • Reply Untemplater November 10, 2013 at 07:59

    Glad to hear you made it back safe! Yikes sorry about your allergies. I’m always the same way when I come back home to SF for some reason – I can’t stop sneezing. Fortunately my symptoms dissipate after a few days but you should try and go see a doc if you don’t get better soon. It was very cool meeting you when you came through. It’s so awesome you got to see so many places this year!

  • Reply Betsy @ ConsumerFu November 10, 2013 at 14:52

    Excellent list. I’m heading over to read APW’s post on feminism. Welcome home. I’m there with you on the allergies. I moved out to a rural area in North Carolina and it helped the headaches that we thought were from allergies. It turns out, they were from the very poor air quality around Charlotte.

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