Aspiring storyteller, and sometimes other things
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Don't Dance so Fast, The Music Won't Last
I've developed an addiction to audiobooks, and I just finished "The 4-hour Workweek" by Tim Ferriss. At the end of the book, contained within a chapter titled "An Email, You Need to Read," is a poem about appreciating life.
Jiffy Cake Strain Review
Jiffy Cake is an Indica hybrid cross between the strains Wedding Cake and Peanut Butter Breath. I usually stray away from the Cake strains. They tend to produce a more cerebral than relaxing high that bothers my anxiety. However, I had heard good things about Peanut Butter Breath, so I picked it up.
- First Place in Workout Playlist Challenge
Your Workout Playlist: Designed by Top Performing Athletes
I stared at my workout clothes, and they stared back at me. Today was my first striking class. I was venturing into the world of athletics for adults. After playing competitively throughout grade and high school, I let basketball dictate my identity. When my coach began to make the game miserable for me, it crushed my spirit and drained my confidence.
5 Must-Have Skin Care Products Under $20
As a teenager, I suffered from cystic acne, and it drove me to try every product under the sun to get rid of it. I've been through the self-care trenches- even once giving myself a chemical burn from a questionable face mask. I've played the game and weeded through the slop. I know the products that work and won't destroy your wallet.
The Ultimate Beginners Guide to Cannabis
In 2017 I didn't even know how to use a lighter. I had tried cannabis in passing at parties, but I knew nothing about the plant. The stoners mentioned words like "cannabinoids," "terpenes," "THC," and "concentrate." I just smiled and nodded. I knew there was a process in deciding how my group of friends got high. Honestly, I was content with just experiencing the high and leaving the other stuff to the professionals.
This Piece of Danish Advice Will Change Your Winters Forever
I live in an area that's habitually gloomy all winter. The cold weather and lack of sun can get to the psyche. Luckily, the Danish have already solved my problem and have been using it for centuries to battle brutal winters in Denmark.
What is the Difference Between Passive and Active Voice?
I remember periodically throughout grade school; a teacher would mention passive voice. I never understood the difference between passive voice and active voice and always seemed to naturally form my sentences passively. Even in my adult life, editors pointed out that I was writing in passive voice. It grew into a scary monster that I didn't understand but couldn't avoid.
- Second Place in Beyond the Vote Challenge
The Forgotten People: A Tale of Two Cities
I arrived in Portland, Oregon, on a warm July morning. I marveled at its beauty and looked in awe at all there was to explore. My fourth story shiny apartment was perfect, and I bubbled with the anticipation of a new start.