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Does Gen Z Lack Empathy or Is This Just Bad Writing?

A few thoughts on Netflix’s latest limited series, ‘Boo, Bitch’. Since finishing the fourth season of ‘Stranger Things’ and ‘Virgin River’ not coming back for another week and a half, I was left with mainly my books for entertainment. This isn’t a complaint, but sometimes after a hard week, you just want to veg out …

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When Will Working in Childcare Finally Become a Thankful Job?

Your daycare teachers are drowning. Recently, I went back to working in childcare. I worked hard to earn my degree, in hopes I would finally be able to leave the childcare industry. Working with children is a tireless, underappreciated, underpaid, and thankless job. Despite my burnout over working with children, specifically infants, over the past …

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Why The Marsh Girl Will Always Have a Place in my Heart – No Spoilers Book Review

A no spoilers book review of “Where The Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens. With the movie version now out in the world, I decided a quick reread before the movie hit theaters was in order. I first read this book back in January of 2020 and enjoyed the story. I think a small part of …

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When Cringey Fan Fiction becomes a Published Novel — 3 Things I liked + Disliked

A no spoilers book review of “The Love Hypothesis” by Ali Hazelwood. First and foremost, I feel it is important to point out to those of us who might not know, that “The Love Hypothesis” was originally written as fan fiction about Kylo Ren and Rey (reylo) from Star Wars. I’ve noticed a lot of …

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3 Routines and Systems I Plan to Incorporate Into my life + Ways to Maintain Them

Plus some takeaways to establish or improve your own routines and systems. A routine is defined as “a sequence of actions regularly followed; a fixed program.” I’ll admit, I spent a lot of time mentally planning out things I needed and wanted to do. Then unsurprisingly nothing would change. I realized I needed a routine.  …

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My 5 Favorite Tips for New Writers – As a New Writer!

Of all the groups on the internet, newbies are the most targeted demographic. They tend to need the most guidance, especially when it’s coming from an expert or someone who knows their stuff. So I thought about all of the writing advice I have personally received, stumbled across, or read and figured I’d share my …

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