93% of communication is non-verbal. Here is the other 7%.
I Think I'm Outgrowing My Friends
Picture this: you're out with two of your friends that you've known back in college for nearly a decade. The three of you are in your mid-twenties. You're eating at a restaurant. They offer delectable brown bread and butter for free that comes before appetizers and/or your main meal. The three of you are going out to celebrate one of your friend's recent success of picking up a "big boy job" after working two years in retail. You're all in high spirits, ready to enjoy a 1000-plus-calorie meal. It's good vibes all around.
In Unison: Chapter 1
The crickets and katydids were abnormally quiet tonight compared to previous days. Usually, after a long day of training the village's kids, I make my way out to this forest clearing on a hill far enough from the village to collect my thoughts. Tonight was one of those nights, and while I usually prefer to have the clearing for myself, I made an exception to have company. Especially for this one.
$20,000 Later: Life After Winnings
I was about five months into working in the fitness industry until I lost my job due to Covid-19. It was a minimum-wage job, and I was exploring my interests in the field. Basically, one coach got a bunch of members infected, and it was all downhill from there.