Skills to pay the bills

I really admire writers who can weave a great story, and who can make their readers feel some emotion! I’m not one of those types but one day I hope my reader can relate to some of the things I write about. So, I have a goal to practice these rusty skills and am dedicating daily time to writing. Ideally I’d love this practice to lead to being someone who gets PAID to write! Not that I don’t love my current profession and I’m happy that it does involve some writing, but I’m really trying to think of a way where I can rent a beach house on the California Coast, write my memoirs for a future iBook and call that my career. Ha!

Latetly, I’ve been obsessively watching Parenthood on Netflix. It’s so easy to get sucked in since episodes “auto start” once one finishes. I could – and often do – find myself watching hours and hours of Netflix. In the back of my mind I want to say f*ck this blog, shut down WordPress and open up Netflix. But I’m stopping myself from acting like an addict.

Parenthood is a really sweet show about three generations of the Braverman family – their hangups, their accomplishments, their downfalls. I suppose I’m really in to the show because it makes me think that this is how a “real” family acts. Not to say that my family isn’t “real” but the camaraderie and the conversation that the Bravermans have is something I feel I’ve never experienced with my family.

Here’s a clip from one of the episodes I recently watched.

And, here’s an obligatory photo of my cat, Beaches el Gato.

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My writing skills are rushed and sloppy. Perhaps, dear reader, you’re not into my style or my topics. But I hope you’ll at least return for more of Beaches el Gato and other random photos! Now, leave me be as I’m off to watch Parenthood.

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20 random facts you’ve never wanted to know

Tonight I started a Catmoji profile for my cat Beaches el Gato.beaches reads me bedtime stories Why do cats need social networking profiles? Who cares….they’re so cute!

Here’s 20 random facts about me.

  1. I love my cat Beaches more than anything or anyone
  2. Will go into debt to fulfill my need to travel somewhere this year
  3. Self-destructive at times
  4. I feel familial and societal pressure to get married; to the point that i feel brainwashed that it’s something I want….but i don’t think i do
  5. I want that blood-diamond ring tho
  6. Afraid to lose my parents
  7. I should learn Tagalog before my dad dies
  8. Feel closer to my friends than my family
  9. I google old boyfriends, old classmates & co-workers
  10. Afraid to have a child because it might be ugly, awkward or I might resent it
  11. Afraid to grow old alone
  12. I like cooking, especially vegan meals
  13. I’ve become almost everything I dislike about my mother
  14. I over-eat and I’m overweight
  15. I’m tracking my diet and trying to exercise because i can’t even fit into my fat girl clothes right now
  16. Facebook depresses me at times
  17. I force myself to drink water. I hate the way it tastes.
  18. I grew up drinking Tang
  19. Addicted to coffee; i get headaches when I don’t drink it
  20. I’m sensitive to smells