Browsing Category : Life

On Being Flexible and Stoic


The great twentieth century philosopher Mike Tyson once said “Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face.” The story behind that quote is fantastic. He was being interviewed about an upcoming fight, and the reporters where asking how he was going to handle all these plans that had been publicized by his opponent. His response was perfect,…

The Incredible Power of Community


Today we have a super special guest post.  He writes for a little blog that you might have heard of, 1500 Days. If you haven’t, you really should check it out sometime. Mr. 1500 has finally come through with his payment from our bet, oh… something like 18 months ago! Regardless, he came through, so if he ever owes you, take solace that you’ll get what you’re owed. As for the timeliness, that…

Always Be Interviewing: Guest Post on Fiery Millennial


This week we had the distinct honor of guest posting on Fiery Millennial. Gwen has been a great friend and asked me to put into writing some of the discussions we’ve had around job hunting, specifically interviewing. Like most things it’s a skill, and needs to be practiced constantly. So head on over to Fiery Millennial and check it out:

Guest Post Physician On Fire: Working Worldwide with the Wows- Financial Independence and Volunteering


Hey there waffle tribe, today’s post is an “in case you missed it” post. Last week I had the amazing opportunity to guest post over at Physician On Fire’s site. And let me tell you, it was an absolute honor. Physician On Fire was one of the first FIRE blogs that I started reading and I immediately became hooked. Even…

Stepping It Up


This year I’m stepping it up. Pushing myself to the next level. Moving on up in the world. Rising to the challenge… I think you get the picture. The December Minimalist Challenge In December, Mrs.1500 and I completed the Minimalism Challenge in which we purged over 496 items in total from our house. It was awesome! Technically, the challenge is…

Wandering with the Wows: Volunteering in Cambodia- Part 1


Whenever I mention any of my volunteer work, it never fails that I always get asked one question.   How do you find placements or organizations to volunteer with? And I usually initially respond with “Do your research!” There are a lot of spammy volunteer organizations out there, so you definitely want to pick one that is reliable and trusted”,…

2018: A Year in Review


We have a tradition here in the Kingdom Of Waffles. We have this journal (See Above) that lives in our holiday decoration box, and every year, at the turn of the year, each of us write a new entry. First we read our entries from the previous year, then we write our new entries independently, only to be read 365…

Maintaining the Up Keep


So, here I sit.  Writing this post, on my birthday, I just got done having a fight with my lovely wife about where our life is going, and what our next steps are. What the fuck is wrong with me?  It’s my birthday, and I’m fighting with my wife over where our life is going?! How did I get here?…

Well That Wasn’t What I Was Expecting


Ahh travel… We have a saying in this house. No one remembers when things go exactly as to plan. I mean seriously, who likes a travel story  that goes like this: We showed up and breezed through security.  Then we boarded a flight that was completely uneventful and comfortable.  Then we got to our destination, and the hotel was exactly…