Tagged: giving back


No money? Here’s 8 ways to give back for free.

The easy and convenient thing about money is that it absolves us from making connections. We can pay, and leave. There is no obligation hanging over our heads, no sense that something is out of balance: it’s all sorted out. Without money, on the other hand, gaining something can be a burden instead of a gift. That’s the upside of...


The worst job I ever had

Life choices have led to me having more jobs in 20 years than many people have in a lifetime. This has good points and bad, but generally the variety and constant delivery of new faces and new challenges has suited me well. However, one job stands out as one of the worst experiences of my life. This was the second...


All my own work? Not likely – it’s time to say thanks

Since I started on my long, drawn-out mission to go it alone,I’ve been trying to do exactly that: do everything alone. Admittedly, spending money hasn’t been an option for most of this time, but I had this weird idea in my head that I was somehow cheating if I asked for help. Which I did anyway – of course. I...