If there’s one thing that my generation and the ones after like, it’s money. And, there’s nothing wrong with that. Having money means stability. It means independence. And it means peace. Having enough money to take care of yourself when things happen is crucial in this day and age. So much so, that many people I know are turning to side hustles to supplement their full-time income. I think that’s great. It’s important to make opportunities for yourself wherever you can.
However, there are a lot of unrealistic expectations that come with side hustles that I want to talk about…
I’m ready for you to come home now
I have so much to say
It’s been 6 months since you’ve been gone
Almost to the day
You’ve missed me traveling, and moving,
And losing my job
Though I’ve told you about it,
In between sobs
I whisper to the air
And hope you’re still around
I tell you everything you’ve missed
And all the lessons I’ve found
At first, it felt like you were on vacation
That you’d be “back in a jif”
But it’s been so long since you left
That I’m starting to wonder if
Will I recognize…
For as long as I can remember, I’ve been fascinated by sideshow attractions. I like to look at what the people before us thought were spectacular. Here are 3 of the ones that have stood out to me over the years.
Frank Lentini was born in Sicily in 1881. He was the fifth of twelve children. He had three legs, each of different lengths, a fourth foot that stuck out of one of his knees, 16 fingers and an extra set of genitals. His condition was the result of a parasitic twin that was attached to his body at the…
As writers, we’re familiar with Medium curation. It’s when your article is added to different topics across the platform so that more people have a chance to see your work (as well as emails, newsletters, the front page, etc). It is an incredible way to connect with others and share your ideas with a wider audience.
When I joined Medium, my very first article was curated. It now has over 7k views. One of my most recent articles was curated, and it has 10 views, mostly external. While I’m not expecting it to get as many views right away, I’ve…
Some of us may have had the experience of living with someone that we don’t like at all times. You know, the ones where you get along mostly, but every so often they say or do something that gets under your skin? Maybe it’s a parent, or a sibling, or a roommate. But what about living with someone who you can’t wait to get away from? Someone who makes your home feel like a battleground every day? In those situations, what do you do?
I’ve been in that situation a few times. If moving out soon is not possible, here…
As someone who’s a bit of a control freak, I like to have the ability to be in charge of as much of a situation as possible. These are steps I’ve learned to make that more possible, so I encounter fewer bumps in the road with everyday tasks.
So many times, I’ve signed up for a trial on a website, only to find I need to call to cancel my trial before I’m billed. Or, fill out an elaborate exit survey in which the cancellation is hidden. In those instances, it would have been good to know how to cancel…
When I was 13, I was walking down the street with a friend. A woman approached us, walking her dog, and asked if we wanted to pet him. I’ve always been an animal lover, so I jumped at the chance. I bent down to pet him, and as I did…he jumped up and bit my face. He got me by the cheek and under the chin, and as a result, I had to go to the hospital and have stitches. I still have the scars today.
After he bit me, I don’t remember much; I just went into shock. I…
I’ve always had a connection to the paranormal. My mom and grandma have as well. Apparitions have always been a part of my life, I’ve seen them in every house I’ve lived in. I’ve heard noises, had things move, and seen them more times than I can remember. The house that this particular instance happened in (where a being took my form) was the most obviously haunted because the house next door to us had a lot of negative energy. I remember being very small and looking up at the window to the house next door and seeing a woman…
I recently got my wisdom teeth out and truthfully, I really didn’t know what to expect. I looked into possible complications and recovery timelines but apart from that, I wasn’t sure what to research or what questions to ask. After getting them out and going through the healing process, here are some of the things that I’ve learned that have helped me. I want to preface these items by saying I am not a dentist, nor a medical professional, these are just the things that I’ve learned through this experience that I want to share with you.
Each office and…
If I were rich, I’d pay down all my debts.
If I were rich, I’d finally be able to take care of myself. Mentally, physically, emotionally.
If I were rich, I would go to the dentist more than once a decade.
If I were rich, I’d build my credit score.
If I were rich, I’d buy a home to call my own.
If I were rich, I’d pursue my passions.
If I were rich, I’d put money into savings.
If I were rich, I’d seek out those less fortunate to help.
If I were rich, I’d help my friends pay…
Poet, Exotic Pet Owner, Aviation Enthusiast. I have loved writing for as long as I can remember.