Year of the sheep/goat

  My coworker gave me yuan for Chinese new year. She said it’s to add to my foreign money collection.  She’s really sweet. This also once again proves other countries have prettier money than America. Anyways, I hope anyone who is celebrating new year is having a great one!




I wonder how many people have failed at their resolutions so far? I also wonder how many have made the same one as the past years. Where’s the fun in making a resolution if it’s only going to stress you out. I’m a chubby girl and I can go with the quintessential lose weight because this year is different routine or go with something I actually look forward to.

I know it’s February but I’m still going to share with you all what mine are. I only made two resolutions for this year. The first is to actually finish the 52 week money challenge. The challenge is saving money each week according to what number of the week it is so $1 on week 1, $2 on week 2, $3 on week 3, and so on. Then at the end of the year you have $1,378 to treat yo’ self!

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The second is to do something fun every month. I figured having something to look forward to each month will not only be fun but also help with my depression. Last month I saw Beauty and the Beast the musical and this month I met Keith Pollard who is a comic book artist and he drew me one of my favorite heroes but that’s a story for another day.



If you have resolutions, how are they going?

Foreign money

  Working at an office of a well known university I come in contact with people from all over the world. A student came by to put money on his id card. We only accept cash or check in our office. So he gives me cash and was about to hand me cash from his country as well, I told him we can’t accept that and he jokingly says I know. I add the money to his id card and I hand it back to him. He then hands me money from his country of Guatemala and says “I want you to have a little piece of my country”, smiles, and tells me to have a good day. So far this is one of the most random yet awesome things that’s happened at work.
I showed my manfriend it and he then gives me a piece of money from the Ukraine.

So now I have something from the Ukraine and Guatemala without even traveling there! A girl from work who is from China said that she might bring me a piece of Chinese money for Chinese new year and that I can start a collection. I love learning more about other cultures but I haven’t encountered any other forms of currency until recently. It makes me wonder why are other currencies so much prettier than American currency.