Talking on the phone is literally the worst. Sometimes it has to be done, but when I wanted to reduce my phone bill, I didn’t speak to anyone in person or over the phone. Most of my experience was with the virtual chat on the Verizon website. I found that asking for help usually led … More How I Reduced My Phone Bill By Half
Talking about money is uncomfortable. Money is a taboo subject, but also, a personal endeavor that one is just supposed to figure out on their own, which I find to be counterproductive. I want to talk about money because at the very least I can figure out a path for financial security that works for … More Credit Card Ban: 6-Month Check-In
Celebrating four years on February 10! These past couple years have seen a lot of change on my little blog. At the end of 2016 I tried to write my frustrations about the political climate, but I felt inadequate in the face of ignorance. The election made me realize how much I care about politics, … More Belated Blog Birthday | Four Year Blog Anniversary!
Guys, in case you haven’t noticed, there have been some changes to my blog! New URL! I am retiring the hahanella.com URL in place of heather-allen.com. It’s more streamlined and professional. I’ve actually been holding on to the heather-allen.com URL for a while and I was planning on starting a separate website. It was only … More Blog Updates!
This blog has been running longer than any relationship I’ve ever been in, so I’m pretty damn proud of that. I could wax poetic about commitments and writing and all that jazz, but I am not sure what I could say that wouldn’t sound pretentious. Instead, here are some of my favorite posts from the … More Two Year Blog Anniversary!
See the fireworks Carbtastic, Nerdtastic, Fantastic created by blogging on WordPress.com. Check out their 2015 annual report. Source: See the #fireworks I created by blogging on #WordPressDotCom. My 2015 annual report.
I’m starting a new series on my blog called HeyLookAtThis! which will feature a lot of things I find amusing or interesting on the internet. It might be links, it might be an image from Pinterest, a book, a person, I’m not limiting myself. I just want people to know about it. 1. I’m going … More HeyLookAtThis!
I was just thinking about my career trajectory recently and then traveled down memory lane to my other career aspirations that never came to fruition. I currently work in publishing, but while I was in graduate school I would think to myself that if publishing didn’t work out I’d become a nurse because they always … More What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?
Many thanks to Natascha, My So-Called YA Life, for nominating me! Also, check out the post we did on Around the World in 80 Books! 1. What was the first and last book you read? First book? Dr. Suess maybe, last book was The Color Purple. 2. Why do you read the books you read? I … More LIEBSTER AWARD!
My blog is one-year-old today! I actually committed to something! This has never happened before with any hobby I have attempted (scrap-booking, blogging in the high school, electric guitar…). It’s weird and exhilarating. Having this blog takes my mind off work and gives me a platform to express myself. When I first started this blog I … More Happy First Birthday!