Writer, blogger and artist. Inspirations for writing are Markus Zusak and Tyler Knott Gregson. Follow me on Instagram! @a.natural.endeavor or at anaturalendeavor.com
How my angst-filled teendom shaped my taste in music.
I was a teenager between the years 2007 and 2013, and or the PRIME of teenage Disney channel stars breaking out into the music genre, and punk rock bands with female lead singers with multi-colored hair.
Red my blood, green my soul.
My skin won't tell you my whole story, my eyes are too blue to show. The fierce red blood that flows in my veins, the proud heritage of long ago.
Every Second I Hold my Breath
I never thought I could fear the water. To be touched by it, to taste it, to be engulfed by it. My whole life has been in water.
Promise me we will always have each other.
Both of us have been through the wringer. My sister Mei and I were adopted by our Grandmother when I was two, and she was five. We went to the same Catholic school in the middle of Chicago, lived in an apartment where we shared a 10 ft by 10 ft bedroom till we moved out at the ages of seventeen and twenty. That was right after our Grandmother passed away.
There are Mushrooms in my Coffee and I'm okay with it
I drink mushrooms for breakfast. Every. Single. Day. This is the only coffee I crave, and the BEST cup I've tasted in a really long time. I am hooked.
Thrifting a Collection of Classics
I have always loved reading. Surprisingly, for a twenty-six-year-old woman, some of my favorite books to read are old, old classics. I've heard Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, a lot of Jane Austen, Wuthering Heights, many Sherlock Holmes books, the Picture of Dorian Gray (and everything else listed below), and this year will be working my way through the Illiad and the Oddesy.
How iCarly prepared Millennial Influencers for real life
If you were born between the years of 1981 and 1996, then you are a Millennial. There is also a good chance you grew up watching iCarly. And while you may not have known it at the time, it was preparing you to not only become an influencer or entrepreneur, but for all the trouble one really does go through in everyday life.
How I accidentally became a Serial Entrepreneur
Becoming an entrepreneur was never my intention. I just remember wanting out. Well-paying, money-making jobs never did it for me, and the jobs I had liked didn't pay enough to stay long-term. The one I currently had when I decided enough was too much was sucking the life out of me every time I walked in the building. There seemed to be no end in sight.