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The Shirt I'll Never Wear
If you're a Netflix junky like me, you'll casually go to the section that previews new movies and shows to add them to your "Watch Later" list. One show that I was excited to watch was Worn Stories; it's a limited series that focuses on our emotional attachment to specific items of clothes. From sweaters, hats, ties, and even jockstraps, people talk about why that item means and the emotional impact. It amazed me how much we idolize the things that we have. We've all become hoarders in our own right, which is why most American's want bigger and better to fit everything inside. Some of the items we possess bring nostalgia.
I Cry about the mistreatment of my kindness I Cry about the manipulation of my thoughts I Cry about the thoughtlessness of me being human
Bladder Having A Mind Of Its Own
Teenage years are the most difficult, confusing time of our lives. I call these years "scrape your knees" years because you will fall more than you stand. This time is crucial in learning how to navigate becoming a young adult. We've all drove our parents to insanity, and we've all had made bone head decisions. At the age of 16, I've made the dumbest split-second decision; it was also the day I realized that my bladder had a mind of its own. Looking back on my teenage year's anxiety has always been present in my life. I've never written or read the word anxiety, so my day-to-day experience seemed normal if I had gotten the proper treatment, maybe I wouldn't have suffered from anxiety as an adult. I played things "safe" I always looked both ways before I crossed the street, I was never disrespectful in front of my parents, and I always thought about my consequences of every action that I take.
5 Marvel Women Who Don't Get Enough Attention
Before the pandemic hit, San Diego was the leading city of all things Comic-Con; fans near and far would flood Downtown San Diego to showcase their devotion to all thing's comics. From people dressing up as their superheroes to A-List celebrities starting their press runs on the next blockbuster Marvel film, it's a world I didn't understand and found somewhat intimidating. The closest thing I've seen to a comic were the ones in the newspaper.
The Number One Hollywood Trick We All See
No matter what movie you press play on, there is one thing that these movies have in common, which is a wet ground on a sunny day, during a high chase scene or a fight scene amongst your favorite superheroes' everyone notices but skips that part when being engulfed in a scene. One morning I decided to watch a movie instead of watching my local news station or watching Martin on BET for the one-millionth time. I can always rely on Netflix to set the mood while I write.
What I've Learned As A Part-Time Freelance Writer…So Far
While attending vocational school to become a Medical Administrative Assistant with a Medical Billing background, I thought I would stay in the medical field forever. I had my life mapped out as a twenty-eight-year-old woman. I knew what medical offices I wanted to work for and even planned on going back to school to continue my education. Life isn't predictable; we can prepare for it, but it also doesn't turn out how we expected. After seeing Robin Roberts sit behind the ESPN desk every night to give college basketball high lights in the mid-90s, I wanted to work for ESPN. Seeing Jamelle Hill's byline in ESPN Magazine, I wanted to write for ESPN; instead, I enjoyed writing CD reviews for my high school newspaper.
February was good to me. At Vocal, the powers that be approached me for a Black History Month feature and asked me for a story for the FYI community. During my strong start, I got blocked from a famous Vocal Facebook Group, so I created Vocal Creators Saloon; today, the group has grown to 148 members in two weeks. My heart is genuinely full on how many current/new members are willing to take a risk on a new group. With over twenty member requests a day and a flood of direct messages, I felt slightly overwhelmed. Soon after, I realized that the group was consuming my day-to-day responsibilities.
Ahh, San Diego has great weather, palm trees, tasty Mexican cuisine, and baby mammoths and mastodons. You read that right, I've lived in San Diego, CA, all of my life, and I've never heard of a baby mammoth discovered until 2009; while I was watching the news, the Colombian baby remains mammoth were found in Downtown San Diego. The 8-foot tusk, skull, and bones were found at a construction site. During that time, they were building the Thomas Jefferson School of Law; as the construction workers were digging, they saw skulls and bones. They reached out to the San Diego Natural History Museum immediately. I watched this news clip in awe because I didn't expect the remains of an extinct animal to exist still. The first mammoth was discovered in January 1987 at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park located in Borrego Springs.