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Starting a project, career, or a business is a big step in life for what I call normal people. To start as a person coming from mental illness, substant abuse, and homelessness is even more challenging. I want to write to get my voice and others heard as a project that may turn into something bigger. I want a career in technology because I enjoy learning about it and having an excuse to have the latest. I also would like to start my own business which will help the homeless with everyday needs and give back to a community that I came from. This is a lot to ask a person who is already middle-aged and just starting to see the potential of life. Here I go anyway.
I want a project that can last forever or just for now and it will be writing. I want to write either professionally or just to have readers that understand where I am coming from. I started this blog a while ago but wasn’t sure if I should keep this name or change it to a more professional one. I want to make it original by giving it its own address. I want to talk about whatever I find interesting or just what my day is like. I may even start a small series where I need followers. I am not sure but this writing may be just the thing I need to put myself where I feel that I can be heard by everyone. I want comments, criticism, and advice from whoever has an opinion. My project could just be this blog or writing a book but whatever it is, it will help me through this tough time.
I want a career in technology because I enjoy using it. This area is vast because it is ever-changing and in almost everyone’s life today. I got offered a training for a certification in this field. I am not sure how far I should go but I at least want some of the toys that will come with the career. I also would like to do some work with people that don’t have experience and bring them up to date, maybe for a minimal price. I think this would help with my project and a small business as well because technology is going to keep progressing and I want to be near the top of that field. A career in technology help desk or something similar might be the perfect job for me and leave me plenty of time for other things.
Here is the biggest thing I want in my life, a small business. I want to make some items to sell to keep a little money in my pocket. I want to use most of the money to help the homeless community. I also want to help my family with something they can do without stressing themselves out. Maybe, I could have a distribution place here (my home), and have one in California (where my family lives). The worst that can happen is that I will only have time for an online store and not for two locations. It is hard to say if any of this will get going. I have the time right now to make some crafts from home to sell but my mental conditions slow me down. This is a dream I want to fulfill.
My mental issues may not allow me to do all the things I want. I can probably write and doing some crafts but a career may be out of my reach. I will not give up on my dreams because there are plenty of people who have dreams and are afraid to pursue them because they are afraid to fail. I found out from one of my weekly groups/classes is that I might have a talent for writing. I know I am good with technology and helping people. I know I can sharpen my crafting skill. Most importantly, will I let myself be discouraged by the obstacles that may hold me down for the rest of my life? The simple answer is no! My mental conditions and other issues are things I will have to work on daily. I will keep my dreams alive.
Please fill free to live comments, advice, or just say what comes to mind. I am always open to learning from anyone, something I have just started learning that could help me in life.
BTW, here is a link to one of the stores I tried to start: http://www.cafepress.com/Chacalitsstuff
I was reading my emails when I saw a link that lead to a Good House Keeping article about childhood stars and where are they now. I then went to the room because I was sleepy. I turned the tv on and the show “Family Ties” was on. Later that evening I saw him in a show called, “The Good Wife”.
I called my mother and told her about the incident. She remembered that the other day I read off names of actors/actresses that were still alive from her era. She asked about Katherine Hepburn and mentioned that her sister played on a show with Jackie Gleason. I said it was called the “Honey Mooners”. A little later I was talking to another person when that show came on. I saw the woman and her name was Audrey but she had a different last name. So I took a picture and sent it to my mom’s phone.
I bought a lotto ticket because I thought I would win. It seems like that wasn’t just good luck, it just was a lot of coincidences in one day. Maybe one day I’ll actually win the lottery randomly that would be awesome.
I plan to take a trip to see my family for the holidays I decided to take the bus and I arrived at this station excited. I decided while waiting for the bus to blog about what was happening with my business. I talked about how much I had been selling and how the homeless benefits from this. I mentioned what my next plan was and asked for comments on it from my followers. I post it then sit back to watch everyone around me.
This place is full of people going places, some for business and some for pleasure. I suddenly realize that I could go anywhere. I decided to write a list of places I would like to go for pleasure. Once the list was written, I realize that there was more to write about. I could tell a story on my blog about when I traveled on my honeymoon. This place was noisy but seem to help with my writing.
When it was time to get on the bus I looked back and thought to myself that I should try to write more often when I have down time. I could be building a story for a book or posting on a blog. Most importantly, writing can free your mind in any place you are located at. This station can be an inspiration to lots of people.
I write because it frees up my mind. I have been writing for quite some time but didn’t really want anyone to read it. I do spend lots of time talking on the phone, but writing is a better way to let you thoughts flow. I spend some lonely nights talking about the things that happen to me but when I write about it I get more words out. I have written on blogs about my experience as a homeless person, but it was the same as now. I realize now I could have made my blog more focused.
I have several blogs. I have a blog about an addiction. I used to have a blog about homelessness but I am no long homeless so I do know how to remedy that yet. I have a blog about my crazy adventures and a separate one for other people’s crazy things. I have this one that I had not decided what to do with it, but now I can use it for my classes. I probably should condense these blogs, but some are on separate sites.
My new tool I use to help me with my writing is this thing I use on my browser that is called Grammarly and it helps me with grammar. There is an email they send out (like newsletter) that gives me a breakdown of how many words I wrote, errors, and vocabulary. It gets me excited to write more the next week.
I want to become a real writer but and an English teacher told me if I don’t write I can’t become a writer, so I started blogging. I like the blogging because it seems so informal. I would love to write my own book someday. Experiencing issues can be troublesome but writing about it can be therapeutic. I found that if I share it with the world it can be inspiring. Now I just get my voice heard and people are welcome to visit.
My name is Myra and I go by Chacalit as well for several years. I have been using the chacalit user name because I love chocolate, but of course, it is also my skin color (milk chocolate). I have two grown daughters that are into so many things and I really want to start interacting with them as much as possible. I went to school for awhile and took an English course that has motivated me to enjoy writing.
I experience all types of things in my life, some things are related to me personally, but other things are just my luck so I want to share them. I have mental and emotional issues that I deal with, but it is quite easy to write about it for others to understand and identify with. I also was homeless for several years and there is plenty to discuss with those issues. I want to share all these issues, some on specific blogs and group some together.
I am also trying to bring in a residual income from my home on a computer. Blogging is important to that journey. Some of the things I do can be related or it can also be just personal, but I can earn income from blogs as well as sharing information on other income resources too. I have so many ideas that I need to learn how to separate it all.
I am currently enrolled in a blogging class and writing class to help me improve my writing. I really want to become a better blogger to get followers. I am on all types of social media, but I am not sure how to do that now I can learn all of this all at one time. Blogging to me is a way to express yourself, share information with people without being a journalist, and maybe earning a little money on the way.