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Confessions of a Shopaholic
For years on end, I would shop for all manner of things with the little money that I had: Earrings, expensive skincare products, sustainable designer clothes, fashionable shoes, $20 meals out on the town. Thousands of dollars worth of makeup that I ended up leaving in a hotel room never to be seen again.
I stumbled upon a YouTube channel this morning that really brightened my day. It was created by an elderly woman in her sixties, but she looked much younger: Her eyes were twinkling, she looked so happy, and she adored her dog. She spoke with the confidence and vigor of a 20-year-old, and, honestly, each one of her videos brought tears to her eyes.
You Might Want to Watch Your Speech!
Writers dread the editing process. Musicians often find it challenging to listen to their old albums because they find them triggering in more ways than one, and artists usually can't stop making "finishes touches" to their paintings mentally, even if they're hanging up in a renowned gallery somewhere. Long story short, it can be difficult to review your own work without becoming overly judgemental!
Is Substance or Style More Important?
Would you rather listen to someone very animated telling a semblance of a story that didn't make all that much sense or someone who narrated a riveting tale while looking at the floor the whole time? This is a heated debate in the public speaking community. On one hand, the audience will probably feel more connected to the person who is confident and knows how to deliver a good speech. On the other hand, it's very challenging to fully engage your audience if your content isn't well-organized and compelling. The caveat is that even the best tale on earth can lull people to sleep if you're as stiff as a board, and you're not making eye contact. At the end of the day, we would say substance is most important, but, quite frankly, one must learn how to combine both in order to deliver a stellar speech.
You're Worthy of Love
I have had a relatively challenging life emotionally: I had a teacher I hated from first grade through seventh grade—the school I attended was setup that way for developmental purposes, and, although most teachers usually left, mine, unfortunately did not.
White Supremacy Is Running Rampant in This Country
The United States of America: The Land of the Free, right? At least that's what most people call it. I call it The Land of the Free for the Rich, Wealthy, White Men because they seem to have their fingers wrapped around so much cash they don't know what to do with it anymore, and they continue to hold many down in the process.
Tips to Improve Your Writing
Writing is a challenging profession: It's nearly as difficult as being an actor, and the income is often unpredictable. It's safe to say that the job is a tedious one, even at the best of times, but I've learned a lot during my two years of writing in exchange for income. I still have a long way to go, but these tips have helped me along my journey as a creative so far.