A Dot In The Knife: Packing, Airports, and My First 24 hours in Yellowknife

Six hours before my flight, I was still packing. And I had to do it on the floor of a parking garage.

On top of everything that had happened that day, one of the zippers in a new suitcase had broken and I had to transfer everything to a new one that night.

When you suddenly realize you are running out of money

It creeps in slowly. Stress about what you can and can’t afford, the “daily deals” emails you automatically delete, the tendency to never leave the house because then you won’t be at risk of accidentally spending something while wandering through a grocery store.