I want to see if I have a career in writing and put it to the test
Rum cake Nostalgia
Picture this: Laying on the beautiful and warm sand in the Bahamas, the water is bright blue, staying at the Atlantis Resort and having a delicious rum cake on the beach. Well most of everything is true but me eating rum cake didn’t happen because I was 10 when my family went to the Bahamas and of course I could not have rum cake, but the smell was amazing! It was sweet, warm and made my mom laugh, which I did not know why until years later was her being drunk off a slice of cake.
Little Girl Please Go to Sleep
This is a “story” that my father and mother would tell me when I did not want to sleep. Like many children I tried to stall the best way possible to avoid my nap time with many excuses; “One more story please!”, “May I get a glass of water?” “I have to go to the bathroom!” So my dad told me this story and hopefully, some readers will enjoy it! It is called “Little Girl, Please Go to Sleep!” The title is straightforward. It is about a little girl who just could not go to sleep. Sp, she goes on a quest with a peculiar creature. Here is the story…
Math Geek Party of 1!
I had always been fascinated with math. Unfortunately, my obsession with math made me an outcast with my peers. I was literally the only one who would raise their hand to answer the question. So much so, that my math teacher would ask for others. Well, I did not think much of this until I told my math teacher he had made a mistake in the math. When I corrected him, he was embarrassed and upset. Then I heard the comments:
Cut-throat; Mouth Fed
Gas Mask? Check. Knife? Check. Tape? Check. Teddy Bear? Check. Alright. Now, her backpack is set for school. Back when I was in 3rd grade, my backpack had lunch, books, and pencils. Her backpack has a doomsday kit and an “How to Survive Pamphlet”. She looked at me with dim, yet puzzled eyes.
If you were to look at my Instagram, most of the pictures that I take are the recipes that I have made. I have cooked numerous cuisines and desserts that have made people’s mouths water or ask “How did I do this?” While my page is public, I DO NOT tell people my recipe’s and I rarely tell where I got the recipe(s). It does not mean that I will not tell people that I will not share with them. However, if you are interested in getting the recipe, I will gladly tell you and even share what I did, but there are conditions:
Pick up the Pieces
Don’t throw away that used construction paper! Instead, make art out of it! I cannot tell you the many times that I have seen my niece and nephew literally cut up construction paper and throw away pieces that they can use for other projects. Instead, get those scissors out and cut out some pieces to make art! Here are some of the many ways that you can use the remaining pieces of construction paper:
Arts & Creativity
Being an aunt to Gen Z kids is fun but challenging. I am a millennial and a 90s baby, meanwhile my niece and nephew are both under the age of 10 and yet they know more about social media, video games and technology than their parents, grandparents and even me! My niece is five years old and she can turn off a computer and work Microsoft teams better than me. My nephew tells me how to work a smart TV and he is nine. The two of them would either be focused on their video games, favorite Youtube channel(s) or wanting to take part in my Instagram account. I felt that it was hard to entertain them or find something that the three of us can do. That was until Covid hit 2020. My niece and nephew were bored so much that not even their video games or other technology/social media activities were able to keep them entertained. Within the first month of the pandemic, I had to find something to help keep them interested while babysitting them. It was a test, but I was able to help them have fun and bring out the creativity from within.
A little Monster is Born
When I was in high school, the biggest stars were Beyonce and Taylor Swift. Like high school, the girls were like Beyonce and Taylor Swift. The “Beyonce” girls were the ones who were beautiful and obsessed with; the Taylor Swift girls were the cute and popular girls you wanted to be friends with. Then there were girls like me: the weird, loner girls who felt out of place and did not fit in. However, I found a girl who I felt like I connected with and who “got” me. I am talking about Mother Monster, Lady Gaga.