• Amazon,  Consumerism,  January

    In which I buy nothing from Amazon for the entire month of January

    Okay so I placed 55 orders with Amazon in 2019 (for physical goods). That’s horrible and embarrassing! No wonder UPS and USPS know the corgis so well. I also bought 44 Kindle books. By my math, that’s 99 purchases. My goal for January: buy nothing from Amazon. Why? I have way too much stuff , it’s bad for the environment, and several hundred other reasons. So far so good and it’s 2:30 PM on January 1st. Yay! FUN FACTS Most costly item – Tuft & Needle King Mattress $750 (also largest) Least costly item – Watch battery $3.29 (also the smallest and the most irresponsible purchase) Digital orders: Favorite book:…

  • "Real life",  Consumerism,  Corgis,  January,  Recycling,  Screen time,  Travel

    2020 New Year’s Resolutions: Writing it down so it will stick

    Historically I haven’t followed through with my New Year’s resolutions. For example, I bought a gym membership one January and went to the gym exactly once (so that was like a $299 work out). LOL. This year, I thought I’d write down my resolutions and then document my progress throughout the year. I went with a “more” or “less” list because I think that’s more do-able on a monthly basis. I’ll write about the first resolution today, the second tomorrow, and so on….Let’s go, Janet! Less consumerism (January: No Amazon purchases) More recycling (January: Sell good, unworn clothing on Poshmark and put any earned money toward carbon offsetting for the…

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    Past posts have been archived

    If you’ve arrived at this site by following a link and find it missing, please note that many dated, past posts have been archived. I started this blog in February of 2007 and wrote on the subject of corporate learning and development. The blog has been mostly inactive for the past few years because my work-related writing is published elsewhere and on Twitter. If you have any inquiries into past posts, please contact me.