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When I first started with Serendipity, one of the things I was most excited about was getting back to my long lost love of the written word. I used to love writing; I loved writing poems, stories, nightly in my journal. There was something about it: Sometimes, I could only express what I was really feeling through writing it down.

During a recent Inforum Affinity Group activity, I learned that even though I'm an adult and have been living on my own—and paying my own bills—for years, sometimes I need to tackle financial lessons like a little girl. At the end of the month, even if your dollars may not be many, the details that go into plotting and carrying out monetary success are. So, get your duckies in a row! 

As kids, we loved the prospect of a snow day. I can still remember the thrill of getting to fall back to sleep on a blustery morning, then spending the entire day doing anything but going to school. But now, with a daughter of my own, snow days aren't so exciting. Instead of relaxing, snow days are anxiety-ridden as I try to figure out how to provide care for my child while I'm at the office. 

As a recent college graduate, I am finding that keeping up with paying the bills and affording gas and food is a lot to handle on a small budget income. But it is nothing like those I know who have student loans to pay off as well. 

In January 2012, I wrote a blog about selecting ONE word as a theme for the upcoming year. Sixty percent of people don’t follow through on their New Year’s resolutions anyway, so why not try something new, right?

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