I'm from Neptune. No, not the farthest planet from the sun, but from Neptune, New Jersey. I'm a writer, poet, blogger, and an Oxford comma enthusiast. I go by @SleeplessAuthor on Twitter and @SleeplessAuthoress on Instagram.
How to Navigate Being the New Person
It’s not uncommon to change jobs. It’s generally one of the most effective ways to find your ideal work environment and to advance your career.
Here’s What Happened After 2 Years of Intermittent Fasting
“I can’t skip breakfast,” I’d say regularly in the office kitchen. “Me neither!” co-worker de jour, also getting their breakfast out of the fridge, would agree.
It’s Okay to Explore in Your Career
"Find out what you like doing best, and get someone to pay you for doing it." — Katharine Whitehorn When you’re in college, it’s pretty common to change your major, especially in your first year or two. Almost 1/3 of all first-time college students change their major at least once within three years, according to a report from the US Education Department’s National Center for Education Statistics.
What Failure Taught Me About Patience
“Success is most often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable.” — Coco Chanel A lot of things have been said about failure and patience. "Change doesn’t happen overnight," "Rome was built in a day," and so on — are you sick to death of these platitudes when you’re running at a sprint to achieve your goals?
How to Fight Writer's Block with Science
“Don’t waste time waiting for inspiration. Begin, and inspiration will find you.” ― H. Jackson Brown Jr. For us writers, there’s often an expectation that since we always have something to do. I can’t call it a stereotype because it’s largely true. If your other priorities in life are temporarily settled like a rare particularly low tide, there’s always some kind of writing that you could be doing.
The 3 Types of People Living Near the Beach
Beaches are all different — there are quiet, residential beaches, then there are boisterous boardwalks. But what about the locals? Coastal areas can vary wildly in geography and level of development. You’ll have pleasant, sleepy beaches in primarily residential beach towns, then you’ll have boisterous boardwalks with rides and funnel cake.
What’s it Like Reading 5 Books a Month?
After I graduated with my BA in Literature, I committed a literary travesty that lasted for several years. I barely read anything. Life was keeping me busy, but still, I’m always looking for different ways to read more. It’s completely possible to have a busy life and still read a lot, but I just wasn’t allocating my time that way.
How I'm Reaching My Health Goals This Year
In 2018, I was at my personal rock bottom. I wasn't completely happy with the job I was working, the city I was living in. I was living in a tiny studio apartment with paper-thin walls. I tried to apply to graduate programs for the second time but failed. My target universities rejected me and my safety schools didn't offer enough aid for me to say yes.