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 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…

Day 19: One of the Most Important Success Habits…

30 Day Writing Challenge Reading. Some of the most influential people in the world claim to read a book a week or if you’re Warren Buffet, 500 pages of financial documents. In case it isn’t obvious, reading is one of the easiest- and most affordable ways of learning. You can walk into your local library right now and pick up a book on literally anything. … Continue reading Day 19: One of the Most Important Success Habits…

Day 18: A Short Story

30 Day Writing Challenge After years of living elsewhere, she walks the streets of her hometown in amazement. Where there was once concert, there are now patches of green. She use to drive 20 minutes and a few towns over to get to the dog park, now there’s one around the corner. She sees the developments and the bike lanes – is this gentrification? Then … Continue reading Day 18: A Short Story

Day 14: Tangled Part 2

30 Day Writing Challenge Coral steps into the short man’s apartment in amazement. His walls are floor to ceiling bookshelves full of everything from books, magazines, trinkets, globes, action figures, on and on. As you move through the living room into the dining room and towards the kitchen, you realize each room has a different theme, starting with a rosy love themed living room to … Continue reading Day 14: Tangled Part 2