Strides: Update 4, part 2

Saving is a waiting game, but I can still be active in budgeting, learning and looking ahead. LEARNING About EXISTING “Love in action is a harsh and dreadful thing compared to love in dreams.” - Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov Photo by Artem Beliaikin on Pexels.com A nice thought: I remember watching The Lord of the... Continue Reading →

Strides: Update 4, part 1

It has been a year. A YEAR, since Strides: Update 3, part 2. 10 MONTHS since Kool-Aid Money, Champlain Taste. How quickly time flies! Given it has been a while, I will summarize my update in three separate posts: 1. Budgeting (6/21), 2. Learning (6/28), and 3. Looking [Ahead] (7/5)*. Saving is a waiting game,... Continue Reading →

Strides: Update 3, part 2

Image: Vecteezy.com In 2017, before the idea of moving to Vermont ever came to mind, I simply wanted to find a way to spend more time in nature. I found it challenging figuring out how (I don’t have a car), where and with whom. At one point, my longing for a life I did not actually have was... Continue Reading →

Strides: Update 3, part 1

Welcome to Strides: Update 3, my latest update on real-life moves towards a home in the country, on a budget, as a Black, American, Millenial, Female. ••• Connecting Over the past several months, I had the privilege of connecting with Professor Emily Bernard and Professor Jonathan Howard, in thinking through the following topics, respectively: the complexity and nuance of black identity... Continue Reading →

New England’s White Open Spaces

Say What? Ehem. This title is 100% intended to catch your attention and to entice you to read on. It is also a near-100%-accurate phrasal snapshot of the demographics of rural New England, which is where one finds the state of Vermont, which is where I am looking to move. New England has been the focus... Continue Reading →

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