Sometimes all you need is a good book and a cup of tea to start the day off right. Other times it's life that throws a story at you and you can't help but catch it and run with all the crazy twists and turns life throws your way.
An Awkward First Encounter
Katheryn Bell has lived a very busy life. She's mostly been focused on her job and career which leaves her not much time for a social life. Once Katheryn finished her college degree her country was seeing itself through a pandemic which didn't allow her to get a job in her desired field out of college. Instead of focusing on the negative Kathryn set out to find a job at her local retail clothing store just to make ends meat. Fast forward a couple years and Katheryn landed a job with her degree and moved cross country to a state where she had no friends or family but to pursue a career she was passionate about.
Virginity, what's the big deal about it?
What makes a person a virgin and has that term lost it's meaning through the years? In the early middle ages when there was knights and king and queens a woman's virginity was a prize for a man especially if that man held a royal title. They would often do virginity checks and if the woman didn't bleed on her wedding night after having sex then she was deemed not a virgin and would often be killed. Thinking about what was normal then seems pretty harsh now. Many women don't want to think about having to bleed during their first time but back then women would carry viles of pig or other animal blood just in case they didn't bleed. The middle ages was extreme in how they handled most things including females in general but it is important to note where most of these concepts started.
A horrible roommate and a dating app disaster.
During her Freshman year of college Kassandra found it easy to make some friends and was trying to get along with her roommate who was proving to be difficult already and it has only been over a month. Kassandra could only really blame the college for sticking her with a roommate that she didn't have much if anything in common with but was wanting to stick it out for the year. Her roommate Becca started to hang out with Kassandra's friend Alyssa, which was great for Kassandra so she could start to get to know her roommate better and maybe even add another friend to her ever growing list of people she was meeting on campus. Also making their living situation even better. As the Fall semester started to pick up and Kassandra was trying to stay upon her assignments and get ahead she often didn't spend as much time with her roommate and friend unless she had some free time or went to get some food from the cafeteria.
Period Trackers and why we've become insistent on using them
With the sad and frustrating overturning of Roe v. Wade, many friends and family I have seen are struggling with wanting to keep their period apps but don't want their data sold to the Government. Majority also have no idea how to calculate their cycle so they rely heavily on these apps to tell them when to expect Aunt Flo. In reality I have never known these apps or trusted them much in the first place. From shortly after starting my first period my mother taught me the good old fashioned way on how to track my period and ovulation. I also consulted with my Gyno when I was older and she confirmed the way I was doing it and said "While the apps are nice to have when you don't have the time they also aren't the most accurate". So I'm going to share with you all some tips on how to track your period in some easy steps and it also helps with tracking your ovulation too for all those out there who want to start a family or just simply want to know when they are ovulating.
A Letter to the Sandman
Oh Mr. Sandman please bring me a dream. Let me sleep through the night just one time even if I don't dare to dream at all. So many sleepless nights spent tossing and turning wandering if you will ever show your face so that I may be able to catch some sleep. I wonder how you do it? How are you able to grant so many people sleep while the rest of us are too restless to close our eyes even for a minute? An old wives tale says that when you can't sleep it is due to someone thinking about you. If that's true then do you ever get sleep? Surely you must not because I know when I can't sleep you are the first person that comes to mind that might help me sleep. With just a sprinkle of sand you are able to make the restless rest. Even when our minds are overworking and too excitedly anxious about something coming up in our lives or not being able to get comfortable in our beds. Even when our dreams turn to nightmares and wake us so we can't go back asleep. You are the one that is their and are able to with just a sprinkle of sand make us drift off into slumber. Mr. Sandman you truly are a blessing and a curse. You are a blessing for those nights we simply can crash on our beds and a curse when we are unable to sleep just a wink. How do you decide who gets to sleep and who doesn't? Is there a naughty and nice list for sleepers? Or is it just a cruel game you play with everyone to keep things interesting? If only it were that simple and you were a god that controlled things like that and played cruel games on your believers. But you are not a god, you are someone that we blame when we simply can't sleep. So Mr. Sandman if you truly exist please give this troubled sleeper a dream.
Stigmatization of Masturbation
In the United States many of us can agree that sex education needs to be adapted and be more inclusive. Speaking personally the sex education I received in my school was heavily abstinent influenced. No sex before you are married if you are a female. My class at the time had both Males and Females in the class and at the time I didn't realize until I was older that the topics we covered were mostly related to the male anatomy including ailments such as erectile dysfunction. We never touched on female genital ailments such as Endometriosis. I had no idea what most ailments were for females until I was in my 20's even now I still don't know much. I can sit here all day and talk about changes to the sex education system but that's not what this article is mainly about.
Why Homer Simpson isn't that bad of a father
Homer Simpson, the beloved and sometimes hated cartoon dad. Many recognize him for his lack of intelligence, drinking problem, and hating his neighbor Ned Flanders. What few tend to ignore is his quality of being a father. Here is an unpopular opinion being that Homer Simpson isn't a horrible father to his family like some fans tend to think.
In recent news articles splashed everywhere there is a trend going on about individuals choosing to leave their jobs due to burnout and other instances. We've all been there at some point in our lives when we are working at a job that we can't stand but we stay for the paycheck. Even then that paycheck starts to not be worth it. So what do we do? Should you stay at a job where the pay is not good and what you do at the job becomes monotonous to the point it wears on your mental health? Or do you quit and start looking for another job that will help you finally find purpose in your life?