Oh, the irony.
When I was 16, I wanted to stay up late, have plans every Friday and Saturday night, drink booze. Now the mere thought of all of these three things exhausts me. Ten years on, here I am on a Friday night wanting nothing more than to read a few chapters of my book and be tucked in by 10pm. (I haven’t been sleeping well at all, so I desperately need to catch up this weekend!)
How things change with age.
This week’s links
This almost brought a tear to my eye: How Cho Chang does money (Personal finance fanfic – awesomer than it sounds)
When self-worth and happiness are at odds with each other, by the Broke and Beautiful Life
Neurotic Workaholic on the things that make her feel both old and young
Over at Jezebel: A conversation about friendly catcalling with my husband
Nerd’s Eye View offers a sharp take on the (un)economics of travel writing (the comments are also informed and spot on about the industry as a whole)
How to make your boss adore you, via Ask a Manager
Tales from the Auckland housing market – specifically, the auction room
Where do our earliest memories go? This makes me feel a lot better about my lack of childhood memories (I must have pretty bad childhood amnesia)
Michelle at Shop My Closet Project is over your economic pessimism
Digital decluttering with Blonde on a Budget
Budget and the Beach asks: When life is so uncertain, why do we wait?
Manda at Musical Poem ponders what it means to be mediocre
And at A Practical Wedding, some musings on what it means to ‘settle’ (What is the optimum level of happy?!)
Finally, I can’t believe I’m linking to Business Insider, but … here are 7 things people pretend to like – enjoy!