Not Every Flower Blooms

Erin’s mom woke up early to make her and her brother, Bobby, pancakes before school. It was a big day. Erin and Bobby were taking their SATs today— well re-taking, Erin was retaking her SATs and Bobby was taking them for the first time. She’d already taken them junior year but wasn’t satisfied with her score. She’d actually scored pretty well, but that score wasn’t … Continue reading Not Every Flower Blooms

Day 29: The Art of Mindfulness

Healthy Habits 101 30 Day Writing Challenge There seems to be widespread misconceptions and misinformation about mindfulness. The term itself is a Western concept inspired by the ancient Eastern practices of Buddhism, but taking on a slightly new meaning. According to Virginia Hoffernan’s witty, if not cynical, piece in the New York Times Magazine, it came to be as a rough translation of the Buddhist … Continue reading Day 29: The Art of Mindfulness

Day 28: Frugal ≠ Cheap

Saving Habits 101 30 Day Writing Challenge Yesterday I went out with a friend and we were having a conversation about money. She kept referring to herself as cheap and I kept correcting her and saying she was frugal, not cheap. It is easy to conflate the two but they are not one in the same. While being cheap can be a hinderance on your … Continue reading Day 28: Frugal ≠ Cheap

Day 27: Cash is King

Saving Habits 101 30 Day Writing Challenge More countries around the world are embracing the concept of borrowing money, especially as national economies become intertwined with one another. For example, it used to be well off families sent their children abroad to get degrees, but now you do not need to have the money upfront because there are international private loan companies that will loan … Continue reading Day 27: Cash is King

Day 26: Skeletons Part 3

30 Day Writing Challenge Read Part 1 & Part 2 Skeletons Jorge makes it home just in time today, but when he walks in he doesn’t find Valentina. The kids aren’t home either—this is strange, he thinks. He walks cautiously into the living space towards the kitchen as if someone is going to jump out at him. No one is there. No one is home. … Continue reading Day 26: Skeletons Part 3

Day 25: Skeletons Part 2

30 Day Writing Challenge Read Part 1: Jorge George George drove up McArthur Blvd at lighting speed. He had to get home before breakfast or he would never hear the end of it. His wife Melissa talked his ear off yesterday, complaining about him working too much and his lack of respect for family time. Melissa was usually more laid back, but ever since having … Continue reading Day 25: Skeletons Part 2

Day 24: Skeletons

30 Day Writing Challenge Jorge Jorge drives down McArthur Blvd at lightning speed. He has to get home before dinner time or he will never hear the end of it. His wife Valentina talked his ear off last night, complaining about his late nights “at the office” and his lack of respect for family time. Valentina is a stickler for rules. She’s the glue that … Continue reading Day 24: Skeletons

Day 21: Don’t Give Up.

Some #MondayMotivation to get your week going. 30 Day Writing Challenge When I was younger I had so much fire in me. I was the youngest of 5 and somewhat of a golden child. My parents, my teachers, my friends— they all thought I would be something in life. I was known as the “smart one” in my circle of friends. I soaked that shit … Continue reading Day 21: Don’t Give Up.

Day 20: The Truth about Side Hustles…

How to really make money from a side hustle. 30 Day Writing Challenge The Infamous Side Hustle. I just watched an 18 minute Youtube video on side hustles. It is one of countless Youtube videos and blog posts that I’ve seen or read detailing the many side hustles at your disposal. What many of these videos and posts don’t tell you, is just how hard … Continue reading Day 20: The Truth about Side Hustles…