After a decade of living in muggy, humid Houston, I can say with great certainty that moving to Colorado at the end of 2020 was one of the best decisions I’d ever made. For the first time, my dogs could roam freely over a cornucopia of grassy landscapes and mountainous terrain. The weather was beautiful, and there’s always something to do.
After unloading most of my belongings and paying a hefty fee to haul the rest across state lines, however, I was broke. …
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Writers, rappers…our craft is essentially the same. Both involve insurmountable vulnerability, rejection, and a willingness to shut out anything that distracts us from our goals. Working a 9 to 5 is hard, but using your talents to try and make something of yourself, by yourself, is far more strenuous.
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Astronaut In The Ocean should be the 2021 anthem for writers everywhere. I put this quote at the top of the list intentionally because it…
A few years ago, I’d never even been to Colorado. For some reason, I was always under the impression that it was a hot, desert type of environment. After making my very first trip up to this magnificent state, I didn’t even want to make the drive back home. With the unbelievable sunsets, green grass, and clean air, it was like walking into an Instagram photo.
When I first started writing on Medium in 2019, I didn’t have a clue as to what I was doing. I didn’t even know what curation was, and I was under the impression that authors on the platform were paid through claps instead of reading time. I certainly wasn’t submitting to publications…and still haven’t. Not even once.
The very first article I’d published was about my experience working in a strip club, and it’s still making more money than 90% of the rest of my stories. However, it never got curated. …
Most of the time, I know when it’s coming. The plunge is pre-dated by a week or so of pure elation, life is perfect. I’m suspiciously happy, and it makes me nervous because I know what’s coming next.
Suddenly, things seem to take a turn for the worst. I’m deactivating all my social media, letting my phone battery die, and pushing myself as far into isolation as possible. At this point, no amount of “practicing gratitude” is going to make a bit of a difference.
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Every woman who has ever tried to cut her own bangs had this exact thought moments before.
But back to cutting my own hair — how hard could this be? Here, I could save money and learn a new skill. Not to mention if I completely messed up my haircut,…
I wish someone had warned me about #2.
No one wants to fail, but when you’re a writer, a new writer, one bad decision can feel detrimental. It doesn’t matter if it’s an unhappy blog reader or an irate client, the smallest hiccup internally registers as a colossal botch.
You become your own worst critic, telling yourself that you know nothing about business and that you’re just not cut out for the job.
The anxiety of a few bad experiences can be so crippling to a novice writer that they’re ready to wave the white flag before they’ve even had…
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t hate children.
I could for sure be someone’s cool auntie and be great at it. When it comes to making my own babies though, that’s an entirely different story. As a child of parents who conceived too early in life, pregnancy and the concept of sex were about as offensive as saying “Voldemort.”
They’d tell me “if you ever get pregnant, you’re out.”
Or, I’d be forced to have an abortion.
I know they meant well. They didn’t want me to struggle the way that they had, and their relationship was often quite turbulent…
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From 2010 to mid-2019, I’d been using the Hubpages platform off and on to generate passive revenue in the form of ad clicks. Not only did I make very little money, I wasn’t able to be as transparent with my writing as I really wanted to be due to the site’s “family friendly” nature.
Upon finding Medium, I was elated.
Not only were earnings based on reading time rather than ad clicks, I could tell the stories I wanted to tell. …
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