Tag: life lessons

5 Tips for Beginner Freelance Writers

So in my quest for finding work in LA, I began to look into freelance writing and ghostwriting. Writing has always been a passion of mine, and though I love fiction writing, any writing feels “right” to me. Like many accountants love balancing checkbooks,…

Why I Got Married On Halloween: 1st Year Anniversary!

When I tell people that our anniversary date is on October 31, people kind of cock their heads at me and give me a strange look. “Why in the world would you want to do that?” they seem to ask. What they don’t realize…

Second Month In LA: Brutally Honest Thoughts

So it’s mid October. I’ve been working as an intern, getting paid 200 a month for doing work most graphic designers would get paid 200 a day for. I took this job because I believed in the company. It was exactly what I wanted…

Scary Stories In LA (No. 1): What’s It Really Like to Live In Los Angeles?

Noises In the Night We often sleep with our windows open to save money, and the noises of the city can actually be a nice white noise machine. Loud noises have become a familiar and almost comforting way for me to fall asleep. Except…

Do You Have the Right to Follow Your Dreams: Contemplating You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero

I recently finished the book, You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness by Jen Sincero, in which she motivates people to overcome the mindset of “can’t” to manifest the greatness of “I did.” As someone who desperately has been trying to…

How Traveling Helped Me Heal

When I was in college, they offered a program to go to a variety of different countries around the world during what would have been Spring Break. The problem? You still had to pay for it yourself. I somehow had to get an extra…

Response To: “Four Sexist Themes From the Wheel of Time”

If you’ve never heard of The Wheel of Time, you better prepare yourself. It’s regarded as one of the foundational fantasy series, written by Robert Jordan and later Brandon Sanderson (after Jordan’s death). There are fourteen books and a prequel, and most of them…

23 Things to Know Before You’re Twenty-three

Wow, can I believe I’m twenty-three? Not really. And no, I don’t feel any older. But I DO feel like there’s been a lot to learn in my life. There’s so many things I wish I could have taught my younger self. Words of…