As most of you know reading is one of the ways I relax. I’m not much into watching television so, after a long day, while the husband relaxes watching whatever shows he enjoys watching I am usually sitting or laying down next to him reading on my iPad. These are some of the bits of the things which caught my interest.
After a Summer full of activities and sometimes spending more money than most of us budgeted for the fall is a great time to revisit our spreadsheets, or Mint or whatever method you use to make sure you are going to have enough to enjoy the holidays. Mint published a great list of Money Moves for Fall.
Are you guilty of pointing fingers? Do you sometimes get annoyed at how some people seem to have it so easy and seem to be struggling to get ahead? Well, I know I am guilty of that, sometimes. We’re all human and sometimes we can’t help but be a bit jealous or envious of those who seem to have it all. This week I read a great article in brainpickings.org. Sometimes what looks like privilege to us is actually the product of many years of struggle. Take a moment to read this article and then take some time to actually assess if you agree. Some Thoughts on “Privilege.”
Every morning and every evening when I’m commuting from New Jersey into New York for work I wonder if other people go through the same annoyance as I do. For instance, last night, the subway was so crowded I couldn’t find a place to hold on to. I’m short, so I can’t reach the top railing — you know the one that hangs above you head — so I need to rely on the poles. Well, unless I morphed into Gumbywoman I was not going to be able to hold on. I tried to balance myself without holding on which makes for an interesting commute. Good thing I was not wearing heels. This morning I found some pictures Proof that Rush House is Kinda Terrible Everywhere which made me feel much better. Misery does love company, after all.
While we’re on the subject of pictures….. What’s this about? I do’t even know what to say to that. Is it really necessary to post a notice like this? What are we coming to?
You all know I really enjoy being a paralegal. Maybe I’ve always been lucky and I have never been treated disrespectfully because I’m a paralegal. Sure, I have been disrespected. However, not because of my chosen profession but because some people are just jerks. They can’t help that and honestly not something I can change. It’s their problem and I can only feel sorry for them. When I saw this article in Legal Cheek, I thought it best to write something here in case some of you are thinking about becoming paralegals. It’s funny and some of them are probably going to wind up in my Pinterest but it’s not what the profession is about. Remember you do have a choice in everything you do.