What It's Like To Be
From postal worker to film producer, what is it like to do what you do?
5 Things Restaurant Servers Should Do
I've been a restaurant server for many years. Sure, I've tried other things and worked other jobs—I even went and earned myself a university degree in English Literature, because I figured it would add credibility to my writing and editing.
The Hard Road of the Creative
Creative people are inspiring to be around. I worked in corporate offices for 19 years as I dabbled in playing music and performing comedy in my free time.
The Joy and Pain of Novel Writing
I look up from my computer it is 1100. I have been here since 0900, shuffling through papers, researching this point or that, and I have precisely a paragraph written. I go and pour more coffee, then I am back staring at the screen blankly. The life of a writer.
The True Meaning of Care
The Beginning As someone suffering from Autism, I have had to support myself since I was 18 years old because of my mother’s death at age 49. Job opportunities have been difficult to come by because of my disability.
That One Time I Tried Exotic Dancing
I would like to preface this story with a little announcement. THIS PROFESSION NEEDS MORE RESPECT. For a while after my experience as a dancer, I thought that if I ever told my parents about it I would apologize but I came to realize very early that there is nothing to apologize for.
What I Wish I Knew About Writing When I Started
I’ve been writing a novel for over a year now. I know, I know. That’s way too slow. In my defense, it’s my first novel. I’ve made a lot of mistakes and learned a lot on the way. I went from floundering to having a clear path to the finish line in less than a month and I’m a week away from finishing my first draft. Here’s a few things I wish I’d known when I began writing.
I worked as a telephone psychic & tarot reader
In 2015 I moved back to America after a decade of living abroad, off and on. When I was abroad one of the biggest selling points on my resume was simply that I was a native speaker of English. In America that obviously didn’t count for much. I needed to figure out a new line of work and I stumbled around for a year trying to figure out what I could do. While I was looking for new work, I also had it in my head that it would be great if I could figure out how to get money without all that messy “labor” business. It was from this standpoint that I gave being a telephone psychic a try.
Interesting Data Science Trends that Would Never Change
When I talk to my data scientist friends, we discuss a wide array of subjects in Data Science. We read them like how “outsiders” would discuss genres of literature or music. For us, each category in Data Science is a genre -- albeit a very complex one to distinguish from each other. But, you can start doing this too. A data science certification course is just the thing you need, of course, with 1000 hours of coding and testing practice along with your romantic ordeal with failure with AI ML models and related techniques.
Rise Of The Armpit Man
If you’re a woman who works retail, you probably know the armpit man. He may go by another name at your job, like the foot man, the panty man, or something else entirely. It doesn’t matter what you call him, because each type of this man functions the same. He’s a creepy man that calls the (mostly female-driven) business you work at and asks you questions that make you uncomfortable. These questions are usually about you personally. Examples of these questions are ‘Do you shave your armpits?’ or ‘Do your feet sweat when you try on shoes?’. He always starts out the conversation normally enough, pretending to ask about the company’s stock or services offered, but it doesn’t take long before he reveals his true nature and the real reason behind his phone call.
Stripper and Entrepreneur Makes More Than $15K/Month Only From YouTube
While Christina Villegas is eating fried cheese pickles in her youtube video How I “Glew Up”, she looks like a sweet and smart young woman.
Being An Actress
I remember the moment I decided I wanted to be an actress. I was walking across the parking lot of my high school after an undoubtedly stellar performance as Portia in an all-girl production of The Merchant of Venice when my father turned to me and said, "Do you think you might want to do this for a living?" At the time I remembered feeling a little insulted. My grades were excellent. Didn't my father think I could be a lawyer or a veterinarian or a psychologist? It wasn't that I didn't love to act, but everyone I knew who wanted to be an actress was either egotistical or unstable. Not that one was mutually exclusive of the other. What did this say about me? No one in my family acted, although my Grandmother often hinted of an unsubstantiated family connection to Hermoine Gingold. Occasionally my parents would take us to see a play or listen to a concert, but only to help make us well-rounded individuals. When someone would go on about the Sound of Music my father would roll his eyes and say, “How can I take a nun singing on hilltops seriously?” And I found myself admitting that he had a point.
My Most Shared Writing Advice from 2020
I didn’t set out to write about writing. But I find myself writing about writing because the content resonates with a large audience. The Write Path, the publication in which this article is published, reached 1000 followers a few months ago, which still surprises me because I don’t promote it, much.