I hate editing. I am going to be upfront and honest about that. I hate re-revisiting my work and I hate the long and tedious process of editing. I know it is important, but I hate doing it. I also know that I am in the majority of the writing community. We know that all … Continue reading My writing cycle: write, procrastinate, and edit
Middle Children have a harsh reputation we do not deserve. As middle children we are either ridiculed for our supposed "attention seeking" behavior, or pitied for being less-important than our older and younger siblings. Personally, I find this all ridiculous. I am the 4th of 6 children, meaning that I am a middle child of … Continue reading Middle Child Syndrome, according to a middle child.
I take the half-filled journal from my bedside; The leather cover is warm in my hands. The broken spine falls open on the table, displaying parchment pages the color of sand. My quill tip pen is newly filled after several month of sparing use. It hovers over the empty pages as I await my writing … Continue reading Return to Writing
I am the writer who doesn't write. In college I told myself I didn't have the time, and the excuse seemed valid at the time. Between full time employment, full-time classes, homework, and commutes- I barely had time to breathe. My writing suffered, but I scribbled when I could and dreamed of graduation. I told … Continue reading Adulthood and Passion: when writers stop writing
The flood gates have finally opened, and there's no going back. For decades the privileged elites have willfully ignored the growing cracks in the walls that held-up their ivory tower. Overlapping privileges such as race, education, socio-economic status, gender identity, sexuality and many more, were stacked on one another to build a society that could … Continue reading The Ivory Tower is Crumbling, and We Should Let it Fall.
I have worked in Small Business SEO for for 18 months. For 8 hours a day, 5 days a week I study, analyze, and apply SEO strategy for small businesses around the world. Though I choose not to apply SEO to my blog (see my previous post about why I don't apply SEO to my … Continue reading 5 Small Business SEO Tips That You Can Use in Your Personal Life
We watch the seasons change from our windows, unable to go outside in the sun. We watch the world turn from inside our front door, knowing that the Earth rotates on. From across the street a neighbor shouts their greetings. We both comment on how the weather looks today. The phone rings and it's family … Continue reading Another Shitty Poem About Quarantine
This is either the best, or worst time to be single. With most of the world under some form of lock down, and everyone encouraged to practice social distancing, many of us are spending a lot more time at home. All of us who said "I would love to date, if only I had the … Continue reading Dating In The Time of Covid
I finally had the anxiety attack I had been expecting. With a global pandemic, an economic crisis, and a flood in my apartment, I am surprised I didn't have a breakdown sooner. Those of you who follow my blog know that I have generalized anxiety disorder, which can (an has) triggered my depression, cPTSD, and … Continue reading Progress Isn’t Linear
There's never a good time for your house to flood, but having it happen during a pandemic is in my top 5 for "bad times". Though I was lucky that the water didn't damage any of my personal belongings, it did cause a lot of damage to the floors and drywall. Even worse, the cause … Continue reading Apartment Floods and Quarantine: How I’m coping with my anxiety
I can't stay asleep. I can't tell if it's the dreams, my allergies, or my anxiety that have been causing me to wake in the middle of the night, or if it's a potent combination of all of the above. The truth is, I think we are all having some anxiety about what is happening … Continue reading Insomnia Returns: Rising Tensions and Social Distancing.