Keeping Inspiration Alive

April 2018 is a big month for aspiring writers, poets, and other creatives.  Currently, I am participating in Camp NaNoWriMo by writing a short story collection.  Most blog posts this month will be focused on my experiences with completing this project.   Nothing is more harrowing to an aspiring creative when the ideas stop coming … Continue reading Keeping Inspiration Alive

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

Stumbling Giraffes

I stumbled. I had gotten used to the consistent improvements in my mental and emotional health.  I was writing regularly.  Work was hardly a worry.  I was being more social and trying new things. Then the insomnia freight train hit me. I couldn’t sleep more than four hours a night.  Everything was irritating and the … Continue reading Stumbling Giraffes

On Rekindling Passion

High school teaches us that our passions only matter when we can make money from them. University teaches us that our passions don’t matter because we can’t make money from them. Your life’s passion must be business-related, science, technology, engineering, or mathematics.  You have to do well in courses, take on as many internships as … Continue reading On Rekindling Passion

Lost, Searching, and Broke

Millennials are stereotyped into being spoiled brats who backpack anywhere and everywhere when they need to “rediscover” themselves.  They travel to distant lands and blog about philosophical things as they reflect on their lives up until that point.  They are the ones with the “selfies” and ‘#blessed’ on their photo with them standing on Machu … Continue reading Lost, Searching, and Broke