Hello fellow interweb explorers! I am Ada Zuba. I binge the Netflix shows and just recently Disney plus has been my happy place. I am a creative person with a big love for Disney movies. I hope to one day write and publish a fantasy novel.
This Year on Vocal
I came across this vocal challenge and I’m honestly stumped. Sure, I thought about my New Year’s resolution a lot and as always my goal is to eat healthier, drink more water, care about my body more possibly because I’ve been sick all of 2024 so far. As I write this from the comfort of my bed I have not really thought of Vocal Media and what goals I want to achieve here…I’ve earned too story in October of 2023 and I felt so proud to be writing about something most women feel to be true. Sure, it would be nice to be noticed again but I don’t think I am the best writer and it’s hard competing against writers that give more effort than I do. I write because I love it, I love sharing my perspectives and passions with strangers. I think to improve as a writer I want to spend more time editing, I hate that part of writing. The checking of commas, periods, semi colons, seeing if my sentences make sense. I hate the whole process it’s so gruelling and it makes me want to pull my hair out, even with that though I know I can be better by doing myself that favour and checking my work before submitting. However, before writing more often or checking my grammar I think I need to read more. I will be honest I do not read other creator’s stories…does that make me a terrible vocal founder? Umm…maybe? Lately, I have been reading the challenge winners though and I feel I have gotten better with reading more works of creators in the vocal community and in turn it will turn me into a better writer. I know, I know I can hear the vocal community yelling at me for not being more involved and I think that’s where I need to start is by reading other posts and maybe write a comment or two. The problem is that when I read something with too much detail I get super unfocused. I don’t want to read “The Lord of the Rings and the Two Towers” I want to read something that happens, something that is compelling and can draw me in right into the action of the story. I read fantasy and science fiction novels and series. I can’t read a fiction novel that is about absolutely nothing that’s not entertaining to me. I don’t know if it’s maybe that while doing my English degree I had to read so many classics such as “The Potrait of a Lady” and “The Sun Also Rises” and I can’t even fathom the idea of picking up another classic. It almost causes me to have PTSD to think about the books I had to read. They’re all just so boring and nothing ever happens in these novels. I did care for anything I read in school. I’d rather pick apart books like “Fourth wing” and see how the author creates a world where Dragons and humans need to bond. I’ve published my own book that sheds light into my customer service experience and all the things I’ve encountered. I don’t know what I was expecting from that, but I knew no one would buy it. I’ve made 10 sales in the last year. Self publishing is affordable but it’s hard to get a cut from it. Anyways, back to the goals I want to achieve with vocal media. I think I’d like to be more recognizable by earning more top stories this year. I could achieve that by winning a challenge as well and I think I need to edit more and maybe write more on topics that people find controversial, but that can be difficult as people will not agree with my conservative mindset. Then, I would be getting more hate and I think it’s better to keep my opinions about certain topics to myself. Yet, the reason why I don’t get people to notice me is because I avoid risk. There’s always a risk associated with speaking your voice. In this year of 2024 I need to learn how to check my grammar more often, I need to take risks and hopefully I will win a challenge in the 2024 year and read more community posts. These goals I’ve set up for myself can happen I just need to get out of my shell a little more. Here’s to more writing!
It Wasn’t Me
This was months in the making. I had it all planned out. My team and I were going to take out the boss man Mitchel Cummings or as his buddies call him “Big Mitch” or “The Mitch” or “Mitch mighty”. Either way he was a douche bag, I had fallen head over heels for him because he knew what ladies wanted to hear, he seemed so genuine. The red flag should’ve been that he was married to a gorgeous blonde, who was so nice to me and every interaction we had she was genuine. I hated the fact that I was making out in his office with him almost every day. He said those words “I’m gonna divorce her and marry you”. I should have known better, of course he would never leave her. He would buy me flowers and if course the office talked and I was the slut. He didn’t say anything to defend me that was another red flag. Tonight was going to be the night that Mitchel Cummings dies. I’ve killed before so I knew I was not going to back down. I was about ten years old my dad was hitting my mom so I grabbed the gun and bang, he was dead. The party would be starting soon and he asked me to come over earlier for a booty call as I predicted and little did he know it was the last booty call he would get. I told him no since he’s not divorced. You would think I’d take the opportunity to kill him then, but it would be too obvious that it was me. So a large party it was. Most of the guests have already arrived to his mansion, the mansion where I’ve had an affair with him many countless times. His wife still had no idea that we’ve been screwing; she was blonde for a reason.
8 Ways to Lose Weight for 2024
It’s gonna be 2024 soon and since the pandemic has lifted you want what is best for your body, which means getting back into shape and really working on your goal. You do not necessarily have to join a gym though…80% of what you eat is what makes you lose weight. However, getting started in that salad diet is tricky especially if someone brings donuts into the office. You don’t want to take diet supplements or go on a Jenny Craig diet. There’s more naturopathic ways to help you lose weight simply by maintaining your metabolism and finding that balance. So here’s a list of things to use/do to lose some holiday weight:
Hello everyone, I am someone who likes to try out new things and to keep up with trending hobbies or even earn a little extra cash. I joined TikTok a little over a year ago, I finally understood what everyone was talking about and why they like the app so much. Then, more and more I kept scrolling the more side hustles kept popping up to make extra cash on the side, which I thought was ludicrous/scams until I started trying them out for myself. I know a lot of Gen Z's are trying to get out of a typical work week with these side hustles and they all brag about making 10,000 dollars by just working three hours a day to nothing. As a millenial/zillenials I came from a generation where we can work our butts off and not get a whole lot from it, we all think that working five days a week is too much, but we still show up to work and do the best job where we can, even if our co-workers give 50% at our jobs. I thought "what is the harm in trying a side hustle myself?" especially if it costs me nothing other than a little bit of effort. The first side hustle I tried was selling notebooks off of Amazon, I got a lot of excitement from it and I was able to use my creativity towards making money. Amazon KdP offers you to publish empty notebooks, so onto Canva I went, and it took many tries to get the standards of size correct, once I got that down i kept making more and more copies of different notebooks. I kept checking my sales and I was receiving absolutely nothing, like actually nothing and I don't know if I was advertising it right or I could have done more. But this is what the sales looked like and still do:
Do you hear that? Christmas is around the corner literally and you still do not have all your gifts? Tsk, tsk last minute shoppers. This list has been curated for those whole really enjoy handmade and unique gift ideas, this is also a way for you to support small businesses that sell on amazon. I cannot believe that Christmas is this weekend, I am still adjusting to that. This list has 25 great gifts to buy for someone you love, yourself or a family member. Here's a great list of handmade gifts from personalizing dog tags to gift boxes:
My Amazon House Purchases
Amazon has become my single most used on the App Store. 90% of the time I am not even shopping I am just scrolling through products, but one day my husband stated “I have not used this account so much since we got married”. Okay, confession I have used Amazon quite a bit, but that means I can give my honest opinion. By using these Amazon affiliate links you can purchase these products too.
Gifts under 30$
Hello folks of the internet. This is probably the most random Christmas list that you will come across! That is the point of this particular list because you will probably find something off of this list that you might need or that you might use, or you can find a really great gift for anyone that you know! I have even included a few items for the little ones in your family. Anyways, here is a list of Christmas presents under 30$ with affiliate links attached.
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Christmas is usually the time of giving and receiving. You spend time with family, you sing Christmas carols, you make cookies that fills the house with the smell of gingerbread, you buy presents for everyone in your family or whatever your tradition may be, you celebrate the traditions that you have done every year. I am going to share a tradition that I myself have always done, which is buying myself a present. When I was little, I remember looking around my room and I would pick an item and I would wrap it as best as I could, and I would put my present underneath the tree and that was always the present I looked forward to the most. However, I never grew out of my own tradition. Every year I buy myself something that I would not normally buy. So, here is a list of items that I would get myself and who knows maybe this year you can treat yourself as well to some of these suggestions or even buy a gift for someone similar to me:
Gift Ideas for Men
Christmas is around the corner and you might be a little unprepared for Christmas, but that is perfectly fine because I have your back. Men are very different from one another, but there is a bottom line, they are easy to shop for. Anyways here is a list of ideas for most types of men in your life:
A Perfect Christmas List
Hurry! Hurry! You need to get your gifts if you have not already! Malls and Stores are becoming more and more dead as online stores such as Amazon continues to grow. It’s where you can get gifts for a great price and you receive it from the comfort of your home. Don’t bother getting into your car and trying to find parking and the waiting in line when you can do all that within fifteen minutes! So here’s a list of things to buy for your loved ones to show you care:
What to Get Her for Christmas
It is that time of year again: where immediate panic sets in because you still do not have a present for her. Don’t worry I have you covered! All you need is an Amazon prime account or just an Amazon account. The nice thing about Amazon is that they tell you if your gift will arrive before Christmas and you don’t have to spend hours upon hours in the dreadful busy malls! Online shopping is truly the best way to do it especially if you hate shopping. I do need to disclose that I do get commission from Amazon if you click on the links.