Self-identified Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) trying to carve out a joyful corner in an increasingly bleak world. I have one daughter, a French Bulldog named Chanel who farts a lot. I'm an Aries.
The cabin in the woods had been abandoned for years, but one night, a candle burned in the window. It was Cyrus, the youngest of the group, who noticed it first. “Look, Mommy,” he said to Melissa, pointing through the gap in the woods to the cabin in the distance. Melissa turned white as a ghost as she saw the faint distant light, and her heart raced as she pondered what this could mean.
Joseph Laroche had always loved math, and he was always good at it. He was patient and steady and didn’t give up easily on solving a problem. He was a quiet and studious boy. Growing up in Haiti, his mother told him from the time he was young that he was going to study hard and get a good education, and when he was old enough, he would go abroad and study in France. Joseph’s uncle, Cincinnatus Leconte, was the president of Haiti, so Joseph’s parents had always held him to a high standard, and reminded him that he would always have to carry himself in a way that represented his family well. Joseph’s parents sent him abroad to study in France when he was 15 years old. They wanted him to get the best education possible and thought he would be more successful in France than in Haiti, so off he went at 15, leaving his home and family behind.
Vocal vs. Medium: Which Platform is Better for new Writers?
I started writing for both Vocal and Medium in February 2022. I wanted to start writing online and wasn’t sure where to start, so after a bit of research, I found Medium and Vocal, two of the biggest online writing platforms.
Women in Television are Getting Messier, and that's a Good Thing
I love a good antihero. If the success of shows like "Breaking Bad" is any indication, I'm not alone. We love to cheer on a flawed character. We find ourselves rooting for characters like Walter White, whose actions progress from illegal to downright immoral and evil, at times. We can empathize with a villain's backstory, and understand how they became who they are.
Timothee Roberts occupied an empty home, but a cluttered mind. The lighthouse stood alone, surrounded only by the sounds of waves crashing against the rocky shore, and the hiss of the tea kettle that warmed Timothee’s body once a day at the precise time that a single beam of light shone through the smallest window at the top of the wall. The tea never seemed to last more than even a sip. He finished it in one gulp, but even the one swallow was enough to put his mind at ease and silence the constant chaos within him. Being alone wasn’t something Timothee had chosen, but it was something he had grown used to.
A Love Letter to the “Overly Sensitive”
Dear Sensitive Kid, I know you feel out of place a lot. You look around and wonder how everyone else seems to get it, and know what to do, but you don't. Your teacher says the class can have extra recess time if they finish the worksheet, and all the other kids cheer, but you panic inside. Recess is overwhelming for you, because everyone talks, and plays, and screams, but you don't have anyone to talk to, and you don't know what to, and you feel painfully aware. So you sit and play in the sand, until you discover books.
Former ‘Bachelorette’ Contestant Joe Coleman Responds to Sexual Assault Allegations in Instagram Comments — then Deletes them
Joe Coleman, 28, made it to the final three contestants on Michelle Young's season of the Bachelorette. Source: https://www.monstersandcritics.com/tv/reality-tv/joe-coleman-reveals-he-wasnt-on-michelle-youngs-season-of-the-bachelorette-by-chance/
5 Ways Foreigners can help People in Ukraine Right Now
With all the information coming out over the past several days about the Russian invasion of Ukraine, it can feel overwhelming and powerless as a foreigner who wants to do something to help Ukraine, but doesn’t know where to start. Here are some ways people around the world can stand with Ukraine and help from afar.