my heart hurts

**This isn't your typical post. I just can't right now. I understand if you decide to not read this post.** My heart hurts. I’ve been in a pretty hard funk since Tuesday when I found out about the murder of George Floyd by police officers. This came on the heels of a woman calling the … Continue reading my heart hurts

our adoption story (part 4): waiting to be chosen

This is the fourth installment in our adoption story series. Check out parts one, two, and three.  Once our home study was approved in October 2018, we entered the domestic infant adoption pool with 50 other waiting families. Some families had been waiting for upwards of five years and others, like us, were brand new to the pool. The average … Continue reading our adoption story (part 4): waiting to be chosen

journey to fi: april 2020 spending report

Mr. Smith and I have a dream of achieving financial independence (FI). We've been on this path for quite some time. Most months, I report the percentages that we spent in each category, our savings rate for the month, and our progress towards our FI number.   You might wonder why I'm reporting percentages and not the actual numbers. … Continue reading journey to fi: april 2020 spending report