2018: Year of Rapid Change, Writer's Life

The Art of Existing

Sun rays barely peeked over the horizon when I awakened to a new day. A steady breeze rustled the leaves of the tree by the bedroom window. Nary a cloud in sight in the foreground of a blue sky. I closed my eyes, taking in the quiet and stillness of the morning for a moment… Continue reading The Art of Existing

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Hello Darkness, My Old Friend

I woke up in a cold sweat on a warm night. My eyes scanned the room for any perceived threat, my breathing labored. There was only the fan blowing humid air around the bedroom.   ‘Why? I thought I dealt with that side of me,’ my thoughts flitted around my mind. ‘I’m not that kind… Continue reading Hello Darkness, My Old Friend

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Channeling Your Inner Spontaneity

It was a Friday morning when my partner and I decided to shake up our routine. “Let’s go to Boston this weekend.” A single, definitive statement that spurred us into action. The repetitive day-to-day was getting to us. We were irritable, pessimistic, and stressed out. Much of it stemmed from our respective job statuses: him… Continue reading Channeling Your Inner Spontaneity

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Reforming Patience and Self-Love

I’m hard on myself, I must admit. I had to learn new concepts quickly. I needed to build my personal relationships with the utmost care and effort. My professional career moves must be strategic and beneficial.   I know this approach isn’t the best for me, but I persist to use it.   So, why… Continue reading Reforming Patience and Self-Love

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Taking it Easy: A Week Being Sick

My productivity was at a low point this past week. Sure, I got my minimums in (submitting job applications and online coursework), but the things I wanted to do this week are still on my To-Do List. Why? Because I was (and still am) sick. Amidst family visits and going out with friends, I ended… Continue reading Taking it Easy: A Week Being Sick

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When Your Brain Becomes the Unexpected Villain in Your Job Search

It was Tuesday morning and I already had three rejections from jobs that I applied to in the previous week.  The other fifteen, twenty, sixty jobs (I had honestly lost count) I had applied to over the past five months of job hunting had either rejected me or given me radio silence. I had been… Continue reading When Your Brain Becomes the Unexpected Villain in Your Job Search

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On Slow Days and Boredom

Your days became reduced to simply collecting your paycheck. You had little to no daily tasks to complete. You showed up to meetings just to break the monotony. (Of course, you told your coworkers that it was because you found -insert relevant subject to job here- interesting and wanted to learn more about it.)