It’s been one heck of an autumn.
As the lovely matriarch of the elevenses crew touched on in our introduction to the topic of ‘Budget’, Natalie and I have made our big move over to Brighton, UK at the beginning of September. It’s been a big adjustment but I have to say that overall I’m really enjoying my time in the land of bangers and mash.
Besides the usual budget pains that come from moving, I’ve been finding myself running into a different kind of budget constraint: energy.
Sure, regular ole physical energy is for sure is used up more quickly over here with the realities of not having a car but still living halfway up a big hill (and up 3 flights of stairs to our flat) and needing to walk to get groceries, meet friends, and enjoy the seaside – but I found that to be a fairly straightforward thing to get used to. Where I really ran into that energy budget constraint is in the sheer amount of work-related opportunity that is making itself available to me, and the actual amount of efficient, focussed work hours I can possibly squeeze out of my head.
Suffice it to say that they don’t exactly match up.
It’s been one heck of an autumn. As the lovely matriarch of the elevenses crew touched on in our introduction to the top...