All posts tagged: Inspiration

How to be a Marginally Successful Freelance Writer

Whilst we all know freelance writers exist, becoming one sounds almost impossible. Surely being paid to work from home, never having to get out of your pajamas and effectively being able to stay in bed all day is too good to be true? Note: This article refers to non-fiction writing and is for people who want to be professional journalists, bloggers etc. Fiction writing is probably similar and some of these tips will still apply, but if fiction is your thing you will have a slightly different process. This also refers quite exclusively to online writing, journalism, blogging etc. My office The bad news Becoming an online freelance writer is easier than you think, but if you’re expecting immediate riches (or any substantial money at all for the first few months) then you’ll be disappointed. Unless you are very, very lucky you won’t instantly become a respected writer for a well-known website. Don’t expect regular wages When you do start getting paid (and you will if you keep at it) it won’t be a substantial …

What to Pack for a 3-Day Getaway

Have you ever wondered what to pack for a three-day vacation, only to realise that you have over-packed your bags despite planning early and ahead of time? Yeah, that happens to me quite frequently. Also, I don’t travel often so mistakes are inevitable. For every five websites I visited, each would tell me the necessary clothing I should bring on my three-day vacation, from swimsuits to evening gowns. But they rarely ever touch on what are the activities and/or hobby items that you can pack when you’re away for only a handful of days.

I Like My Chocolate Milk Shaken, Not Stirred, and in a Glass Half Full!

Originally posted on This, That and the Other Thang:
This morning as I was walking into work, in a rush like always, I biffed it on the sidewalk. Like, hands flailing, all the four letter words spewing, coffee mug in the air biff action. I wish I could say it was because I was side-stepping a massive sink hole, or maybe that an Adam Sandler look-a-like came out of nowhere with a stick ala Big Daddy and sent me falling face forward, but no. It was all on me. See I have this thing where I sometimes fail to pick up my feet when walking. It’s a real problem, guys. After brushing myself off, and taking a quick glance to make sure that no one and their mother’s sister’s cat saw me and my wicked air time, I noticed that my pants were now covered in my Mocha Latte. Not only was my left leg now drenched in coffee, my life-line of caffeine was now down to mere sips. Ugh. The Mondayest Tuesday ever. I could’ve…

Suffering Builds Perserverence and Character

Originally posted on Experiences, Thoughts, and Inspiration:
?In the past month, life has had many ups and downs! With the end of the semester as a first year masters student in student affairs quickly approaching there are a lot of assignments and projects to complete. Not to mention a building to run and administrative tasks for my assistantship, and then there is the balance of trying to be a friend, daughter, granddaughter, cousin, niece, and godmother.? Then as if things weren’t crazy enough I had decisions to make about summer as well as my future in student affairs. There were many nights where at the end of the day I felt defeated like I wasn’t going to overcome the slump of the stress and that nothing I did or tried was going to be right! It was in these times that I reached out for help, prayer and assistance from those that I could trust. It was these people that I am greatful for! They have provided me with an ear to listen, have encouraged…

Relax and Enjoy Life

Originally posted on Flavors of Fashion & Beauty in Boston:
Sanrdo ‘TrueLove’ sweatshirt, Nasty Gal skirt, Sandro booties, Furla ‘Yoyo’ cosmetic case & ‘Lady’ tassel charm. Athleisure has reached great new heights, allowing comfy clothes to become unlikely staples of sophisticated street style. Isn’t it great? From sweatpants with heels to graphic sweatshirts with skirts, there are endless ways to look chic but relaxed, and actually feel relaxed, too. I’ve barely taken off this adorable Sandro sweatshirt since I snagged it last month, and it looks just as cool with mom jeans and combat boots as it does dressed up with this flouncy skirt. The views expressed on this blog do not necessarily reflect the views of the SMCP company management. Photos by Miranda Mu

29 in 29: Life Lessons and Self-Discovery

The questioning, the learning, the mistakes, the discovery and frustrations—It has been a wild ride so far, guys! But many, many life lessons later, I can wholeheartedly say I have never felt more comfortable being who I am today.I wake up excited to get my breakfast on! Well, that, and to experience what each day has to offer: to continue to learn something new, to be inspired, and to experience the awe that this amazing life has to give. I recently turned the big 2-9. I know! I’m still trying to wrap my brain around that one. So in celebration of my last year in my 20’s, here are 29 Life Lessons that I’ve learned thus far: 1. Learn to be comfortable with the uncomfortable. Risks are where magic sparks, y’all. 2. Laugh. Play. Be … Love, love, love! 3. Be patient with yourself. All the quirks, the uncertainties, the aspects that make you different; they’ll come together, support you, and may even become your biggest asset. 4. No matter how many times you may …

I wish I was My Ex Boyfriend… Sometimes.

Originally posted on Untrammeled:
“Like a lot of girls I was pretty feisty, I was a tomboy I climbed the trees and I wrestled. And then suddenly, you were supposed to have boyfriends and you had to be a certain way, you had to be popular, and you had to be thin. And you had to be what they wanted you to be. That became a very difficult time in my life. Partly I was suffering from the loss of that wonderful strong brave girl I had been. I was morning the loss of her. And so I slept a lot and didn’t know what to do with myself, I was floundering.”             -Jane Fonda ? ? ? Okay. I’m doing it. I’ve been editing and re-editing my page for close to two hours now all to avoid writing this. ? Part of writing this is making me feel like an asshole. Like what part of me could be so ecstatic that the person who I thought was going to be the love of my…