I want to be honest. 2021 is my Year of Honesty. Here’s where I screwed up.
I joined Medium about 5 years ago and never wrote anything, just imagining that I one day would. It wasn’t until last year that I decided to return during the summer of the pandemic. I wrote a total of 8 articles and only about 3 of them I actually liked. But after a month, I didn’t return when I had other writing obligations. Unfulfilling school assignments and failed job applications took away my confidence and creative mojo.
I bet each bit all sounds familiar…
Alberto! You deserve more followers and eyes on your posts. They always make me feel ways; from clever titles filled with intrigue to unsuspecting hooks that catch me either right in my heart or my soul.
I think I become a little bit better of a human being each day after reading something from your pen. I highly recommend you to anyone.
“When you aim for nothing, you hit nothing.”
And apparently, when you do aim for something, you’re likely to strike a giant supernatural lizard in the throat and help save the day.
Here’s the thing. I can sign up for 100 martial arts classes and commit my soul to become just like Shang-Chi — but the bar will always feel terrifyingly high. To be like Katy (Awkwafina’s character) however, seems much more attainable and therefore, more heroic in my eyes.
Katy, Shang-Chi’s best friend, is smart and charming. She is Berkeley-educated, level-headed and has a whip-sharp sense of…
For the past month, I have been dealing with an emotional rollercoaster of a relationship with one of my relatives. Every day, new emotions swirl within me, challenging my notions of respect and independence. I am never fully rested or at peace, but the one constant that has kept me grounded has been, shockingly, this new feeling of hatred.
Often when I thought of hatred, it meant that someone had tapped into some dark, immeasurable reservoir of bitterness. Something sinister to avoid, that many should not even fathom. Even today, the idea of “hating” someone is still problematic to most…
In Adorable Home, you buy everything with L-O-V-E.
I’m even not kidding. Money doesn’t exist in this game. I can only depend on my cooking skills and whether my cat will hate me today or tomorrow. Why is that compelling?
For the past two months, I’ve been slowly growing addicted to playing Adorable Home, a mobile game developed by HyperBeard, the largest publisher in Mexico. It started out as a suggestion to a dear friend of mine who had been overworked and feeling burnt out.
“I’ve heard this game is great for relaxing,” I told her. …
Everyday millions of us have ideas, goals or dreams that we race to share with others. Before we know it, half the people in our lives know what our business is. And with social media in this digital age, sharing our plans is easier than ever — sometimes required, most times expected.
I’m also extremely guilty of this. Lately, however, I’ve realized the benefits in quietly keeping my dreams to myself. Here’s five reasons why it would be good for you too.
I have a little secret to share.
Like most of us, when I was little, summer felt like freedom to me. The two-month period with no school, fun all day, and sleepless nights filled me with such imagination and possibility. The end of something longstanding and exhausting felt like we were rewarded.
When we were kids, we felt that we had earned the right to smile, relax and dream for every new day we got during the summer break. …
With April now behind us, I’m sad to think that the challenge I had made for myself has now come to an end. At the beginning of the month, I had announced that I’d be returning to Medium full-force in order to revive my love for writing.
It was definitely a hard process some days, but very exciting and fulfilling on most. …
Tomorrow is my birthday and as I enter the final year of my twenties, I wanted to write a piece that would be cathartic for both of us.
Birthdays are hard enough when you’re looking back on your past self compared to where you currently are, and they’ve been especially tougher these days since we’re all stuck indoors.
But as I reflect on the past year, I realize that in all the bad that the past twelve months have brought me, a lot of good was also hidden within. …
Hi friend. Today’s story is a sombre one. While I’m still finishing up the next one with a more lighthearted tone, here is a guessing game that I want you to play if you’ve got the time. It involves my current life and what you think is gonna happen next. Ready? Here it goes:
Yesterday, my friends needed me to answer a question, and I texted the regular group chat back that I wasn’t feeling mentally up to it so I would respond the next day.
Then I spent the entire day: