The Dragon Beside Me: Honoring the Woman Who Soars
In the Extended time of the Mythical beast 2024, as Global Ladies' Day drew nearer, I wound up considering the surprising lady who has motivated me — a winged serpent by her own doing, savage, versatile, and perpetually rousing. She is Sophia, and her story is one of win over difficulty, of solidarity despite challenges, and of unfaltering assurance to have an effect on the planet.
My Nostalgic Story
As I drive four hours straight I am extremely tired, though I am full of excitement for the next chapter to being. Putting Cleveland behind me, praying for safety and familiarity is important to me. I think like the pilgrims hoping when coming to a new land hoping for new beginnings. This isn't a new land for me it's familiarity something I know.
What Really Matters To Me
Introduction I have not had a creative Vocal Top Story since mid-December, there was one promoted by the wonderful creators in Vocal * Voices in Minor (ViM), but that was from a prompt by them and then shared in a Vocal "Raise Your Voice" otherwise it would not have been a Top Story. The story with the share is here and I am thankful and grateful for it, my second public share on a Vocal thing.
My Top Stories
Not too long ago, I took a few weeks off from writing. I felt like I had no inspiration. I would stare at the blank screen or page and nothing. So, instead of trying to force it, I took some time off from writing.
From Adversity to Triumph
In the quiet town of Henryville, nestled within the heart of Indiana, a remarkable tale unfolded in the year 1895. It was there, amidst the rustic charm of the countryside, that a young boy, aged merely six, faced the first harsh blow of life - the passing of his beloved father. Left with the heavy burden of responsibility, his mother, in an act of sheer necessity, took up toiling in the nearby tomato cannery, leaving the boy to shoulder the duties of both cook and caretaker for his siblings.
The Road So Far
Hello, hello! Welcome to my writing journey on Vocal in 2024. This is a peek at the road so far with a hint of what is next to come.
Ephemeral Echoes: A Love Story Beyond Time
In the quaint village of Serenity Hills nestled amidst rolling meadows and whispering forests, there existed a love story that transcended the boundaries of time and space. It was a tale woven with threads of passion, sacrifice, and an inevitable sorrow that left echoes in the hearts of those who dared to witness its beauty.
Money Spent Wisely On Gifts
Eight years ago I started a Poem a Day in February (PaDiF) on Facebook. I saw that others were doing this. Now, I can't tell you who, but someone was doing it!
In the dimly lit classroom, where the soft strains of soulful music filled the air, a group of young minds eagerly awaited their teacher's instructions. "I want you to look for the words, reveal, pretend, and love in your readers tonight," the teacher's voice rang out, setting the tone for the evening's task. The children responded with an affectionate chorus of "Aww!" as they anticipated the challenge ahead.
THE REAL REASONS NO ONE READS YOUR WRITING
I would like to discuss a recent project that I took on. I won't go into detail about the project itself, but rather, I want to discuss why I decided to write a personal project. Specifically, I want to discuss why I'm writing a book that no one will ever read, though that is a bit of an exaggeration because my brother wants to read it, and a few friends might, but it's something that I'll never publish.
If you are struggling with self-confidence read this,
If you are struggling with self-confidence read this, Acceptance is the key to being confident in your abilities. I recently participated in a marketing case study competition Case-O-Mania organized by IIM Lucknow. I am elated to share that I was selected as the Top 7 finalists amongst 770+ participants and presented my case in front of the esteemed panel of Pepper Content. It was indeed a great learning experience and the feedback provided by the jury helped me grow my horizons on the practices of the content marketing ballgame. I hold immense pride in being a part of these events as they help me grow as a person and foster more confidence in my abilities. But someone wisely said a journey of a thousand miles begins with a simple step. Here is an insight into my journey-
Check Mate Vocal!
Check Mate! I have learned two things recently: First, no one likes anyone outside the social norms. Second, no company or business likes people who share their thoughts on such matters.