Crystal is a dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother who graduated in 2020 with a BA in English at the age of forty-five. She has just enough grey hair to be able to offer sound wisdom on important life matters.
The Pearl Maker
Liam ran across the ocean terrace, a bucket in one hand, a shovel in the other. His mother trotted a few feet behind, her yellow wellingtons slapping the wet sand.
How to Climb Mountain Sized Problems When You Are Overwhelmed
It arrived in a thick envelope; a mountain that seemed impossible to climb: the statement of what I owed after four years of student loans. At the time, my meagre earnings barely covered our living expenses, never mind debt payments.
Debt Free Journey Part II
My husband I were hiding in the bathroom of our home, whispering so that the two salesmen in our kitchen wouldn’t hear us. We had excused ourselves to talk over the possible large purchase.
Debt Free Journey
When I was growing up, talking about money was a taboo subject. Asking someone how much they made was up there with sex, religion, and home life. There were questions you just didn’t ask and things you didn’t tell anyone, not even your best friends.
Finding Employment Post Grad 2020
Having just completed my undergrad at the age of forty-five, I am able to relate to the question that plagues university students: