How to manage Office politics: tips for introverts!

I’ve been a boss, and I’ve been a worker, for about 28 years.I think I can safely say I have some experience…I am also a class A introvert and have been an introvert all my life- naturally, including all my working life, yet have succeeded nonetheless to maintain my position and even climb up the …

My frugal farewell party at work

I think you already know I am an introvert. What does a frugal introvert have to do with parties? well nothing, but I had a feeling that retiring early after so many years without mentioning would be a bad idea -as it would not give me any sense of closure, and might let people at …

Preparing for early retirement: last month at work

So,  early retirement is getting closer and closer. If nothing changes- my due date is at the end of this (short) month- February 28. Being a walking irony that I am, the minute I wrote a mail to everyone at work announcing my retirement and inviting them to a modest toast on the 28th, someone …

Early retirement Jitters-dealing with my ego.

Early retirement has been my goal (and my dream) for a very long time now. I was “welcomed to the machine” as pink floyd say when I was 20, (during my university years) -that is if you don’t count temp jobs as a teenager.  That is a frightening number -30 years of labor. *Working from …

Why (and how) I stopped wearing any makeup-and a frugal tip!

I celebrated my 50th birthday at a vipassana course. read here why and how: The birthday presents I gave myself-part 1. Quite naturally , so to speak, I wore no make up during the 10 day course, and this was a big deal for me, I must admit. Up untill then, I wore make up every …

The second birthday present I gave myself. (part 2)

I gave myself a second grand present- for the first time (after leaving home at 20 to go to university) , I  now have my own room. to read, to search the web, to think, whatever-this is my little corner. One of my grown-up kids has left to travel abroad, and I am a bit …

Why I want to retire early-and my plan to achieve it

I am not a medical/health/emotional/financial /nutrition or any other kind of expert as far as it concerns the contents of this blog,  therefore anything written on the blog is not to be taken as any kind of advice, and should you choose to rely on anything  I write on this blog- you are doing it …

5 reasons why being an introvert is actually beneficial -and a useful tip

First of all, what is an introvert? my definition: a person who prefers spending time at home, quietly doing what he/she likes to do-than going out and meeting people. I can tell you I never get bored being by myself, but I get bored easily around people, I avoid parties,  eating out, going to office …

Being frugal : Learning to do my own nails

Being frugal, I try my best to minimize my outsourcing. This means: I clean the house (IRobot-love u!), do my own facials, tend to my garden, cook and bake, and do my mani-pedi, and more. For years I  only put clear nail polish, telling myself “I  look european” but actually trying to avoid the extra …

go salads

 baked chickpeas-  Click the link above. because the picture below is the lovely result of following yet another great recipe from the ” minimalist baker” food blog i follow-and i love. great simple vegan recipes. try them out! If you remember my fondness for constant indulgence specially when it concerns food- then you won’t be …