I completely agree. I may have an exceptionally good landlord but my landlord has not raised my rent in 5 years and has done all repairs within a week of needing them (usually less)--including replacing our entire air conditioning unit.

I've owned two homes before and the last time was a horrible gamble. We paid $90,000 over 9 years and still sold it for 30% less than we paid. (We paid $125K for the house in a small town in Michigan.) We actually lost a considerable amount of money compared to renting. And like you, we hated having to spend all our free time on fixing up our house.

I invest my money in the stock market and ETFs now instead of spending that money on housing.


I always wanted to be a Mac user but I couldn’t really afford it for a number of years. I loved the sleek design, the intuitive interface, and the company’s commitment to LGBT and neurodiverse employees.

Apple: think different. Wasn’t that one of their slogans long ago? I bought into…


YES! I agree with all of what you said, including the depression part. But to be honest, why wouldn't someone who's truly awake to what's going on in the world feel some depression? The fact that they fight against it in hopes of making a better future for themselves in spite of being depressed is so admirable.

And yes, they are so literate and well-informed. They know more about politics and history (at least the ones I know) than I could have ever taught them myself and that they certainly didn't learn in school. Their passion inspires me when I feel like giving up.


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If there was ever anyone who really needed to be a part of hustle culture, it’s me. My husband’s going to die of cancer in the next few years, instead of getting our “happily ever after,” where we peacefully live out our lives together into old age.

My grandparents got…


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No, we can’t just “agree to disagree” on this issue.

I’ve always been the kind of person who feels that we should all live and let live. I don’t care if you’re a Democrat or a Republican. I don’t care if you’re a diehard atheist or a devoted Christian. You…


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This won’t be bleak, I promise. Reading something with the word “cancer” in the title might make you think otherwise.

My life is so dramatically different now than it was before my husband’s diagnosis with stage IV colon cancer 2.5 years ago. We definitely did not see his diagnosis coming…


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I go back and forth with myself every day about whether or not what happened to me “counts” as abuse. I had a roof over my head, we never got the utilities shut off, and we always had food to eat. My parents didn’t fight often. I was disciplined by…


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A lot of people told me when I had three young kids that I would really be in for it when they were all teenagers. …


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When I got pregnant with my first child, I didn’t know what I was doing, just like most people. I just assumed I would raise my kid the same way I had been raised. Fortunately, I found an online group of parents when my oldest was younger than two. …


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If you’ve read any of my recent articles, you already know that I’m in favor of supporting kids in achieving the milestones of adulthood at their own pace. …

Holly Case

Holly Case is a writer and aspiring therapist living in Texas. I’m obsessed with making the world a kinder place. https://ko-fi.com/hollycase76264

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