Tuesday, September 12, 2017

9 to 5; or be your own boss?

I started working in the year 2000. It's  been 17 years now. I have always worked for a company, up and until I started my own thing a few years back. I enjoyed it so very much. In June / July last year, I did a part time admin support, helping a friend in a company that I was with a long time ago. It was just for one month, but that one month of part time led me to have a full time opportunity.

At first I thought my friend was joking when she offered me, but to my bewilderment, she wasn't. It took almost a month to decide if I wanted a full time job again as I was happy doing my thing. Income depended on my hard work and resourcefulness. I had all the flexibility in the world. But then there was something triggered inside of me, I began to have parts. So I knew I needed to know what I really wanted to do. A friend coached (NLP) me, and we came to the conclusion that I wouldn't mind the stability to clear our debts. So I decided to take up the offer, but made it clear, that I'd work a min of 1 year, max 2 years. That's the plan.

It's been 11 months now and counting. I have another 13 months to go. Are we out of debt? Not yet. Probably in a few more months. Will we ever be out of debt, I doubt it. There will always be something to purchase, some emergency, something or the other. So I have to stop focusing on out of debt. 

Am I happy since I've known both worlds? Yes and No. I enjoy the stability and having to work only from Mon to Fri, but at the same time, I miss my freedom terribly. Since I have decided to take the plunge, I might as well last it out for another 16 months eh? In the mean time, The Mr has advised to start coming up with ideas and toying around with a few until I know for sure I want to make that switch again. 


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The Toilet Seat - Up or Down

So I decided to make a comeback with a very interesting topic. The toilet seat. What's with women in having the toilet seat down? I am a woman, and I prefer the toilet seat up. To me it gives me the satisfaction of when I walk into the bathroom, it's looks neat. Imagine a book left open as compared to a closed book. Which would be more soothing to the eye?

I've seen couples argue on this topic. Yes, argue. What's the big deal? If it's up, just lower the seat down.  If it's down, then good for you. I know someone who prefers to do her business with the toilet seat up. So really, what's the big fuss here?

So is this an issue of having good toilet etiquette or is it just mere preference?

Or could it be hygiene? I just did some research on the world wide web, and some sites have mentioned that it's not about the seat up or down, it's the lid. 

If we are talking about hygiene, then I guess the toilet seat and lid has to be down, not just the toilet seat eh? The reason is simple, when flushing with the toilet lid up can cause germs from the toilet to spread into the air.

So what is your take on it?