It was a summer evening gathered with my girlfriends. Dusk was setting and the beautiful day was leading into a stunning evening. The crickets began replacing the sound of birds chirping.
As we were gathered around a bonfire one of my girlfriends asked a question for the group.
Was there a time where you experienced sexism?
What a question, I thought.
She went on to say that she thought we had moved in the right direction and she really couldn’t think of anything that stood out in her mind as a recent sexist experience so she wondered if we felt…
Medium has given me a lot to celebrate over the last year
It’s my birthday! I always get in a reflective mood whenever I complete another journey around the sun.
Last year I reflected on lessons I had learned over the course of my three decades on earth.
A lot can happen over our lifetime. A lot can happen over the course of a year even. So this year I’ll take a trip back through the last 12 months because so much has happened with my writing journey, especially through Medium.
A year ago we were scared and confused about…
Tips if applied, will help set you apart from others on Medium
I’ve been writing on this platform long enough to start to notice a few things. Some of which bugs me. Some things have prompted me to take a different approach with my content creation on the platform.
I had published an article last month about surgeries I have had and how those scars tell my story of survival.
When I went to the publication’s main homepage, there was a story right next to mine with the SAME story image. …
It’s an end of an era as Shameless concludes
Showtimes’ Shameless has officially concluded after 11 glorious seasons.
When it came to watching the show, I was late to the game. There were probably over seven seasons I needed to catch up on when I first started.
I remember it like it was yesterday. It was the fall of 2016, and I had just found out I was pregnant with my first child. I needed a good show to binge (to help keep my mind off of the discomforts of pregnancy). …
A simple reflection, if applied, could open up your life’s passion
Responsibilities. They can hold us back from so much, especially when it comes to pursuing our passions.
Mortgages, rent, utilities, food, families, these responsibilities are essential and important in our lives. Still, sometimes we use these responsibilities are excuses to prevent ourselves from seeking out what we want out of life.
Yes, we need jobs with guaranteed income to support these responsibilities, but what if we start viewing these responsibilities as the catalyst to pursue our passions?
My family is my inspiration and my responsibility. I want to provide…
A personality test can offer you a chance to find life’s purpose
If we’re lucky, we’ll live a long life. And during that span of time, it’s very likely that we will feel lost with our life’s purpose. We’ll question what we should do and what path we should take to live a fulfilled life.
I was a communications major in college, and I took many psychology courses throughout my college career. Psychology is essential for a successful marketer in communications. …
If applied, following these topics should grow your Medium footprint
So you want to be successful on Medium, but you don’t know where to start. I’ve been writing inconsistently on Medium since 2018 and became a paid subscriber in 2019.
I’ve enjoyed the platform, and after consuming massive amounts of content and implementing a few tactics myself, I have discovered three topics that will help lead writers to success on the platform.
We all have a story to share. The truth is the more personal you get with your writing, the better you will do on Medium.
It’s important to…
The key to writing output is to practice time management
Time is a coveted currency. It’s a luxury that we don’t all have. Day-to-day responsibilities can prevent us from devoting time to what we’re most passionate about.
To have success in the avenues we want, we have to be willing to construct the roads to get us there, which means we have to keep practicing and working out a schedule to fit everything in. And it is possible.
We all have responsibilities that we need to be accountable for. …
Coming to the defense of amazing writers like Tom Kuegler
One of my favorite writers on the Medium platform is Tom Kuegler. If you are on this platform and never heard of him, I highly suggest you read his work.
I genuinely enjoy each piece he puts out. He writes about a wide range of topics from life, writing on Medium, and having successful side hustles.
A year ago, when the pandemic began, I decided to focus my free time during quarantine on writing. So I purchased his Medium Mastery course. And I love it! …