A good friend of mine once told me “creatives can never be truly happy in an office environment.” Having recently started a new job, I was quick to disagree. I feel happy and creative where I am. My writing skills are being used and improved. on top of that, they have invested in me, paying for me to attend classes for InDesign and other software. Creative work is digital as much as otherwise these days. The painter and his canvas is just as creative as the graphic artist with Photoshop. Perhaps we are coming upon a new world where creatives can not only be happy in an office, but thrive. Continue reading The Fate of Creatives in an Office Environment
Holidays are terrifying in terms of food. I once read that the average American gains five pounds every year. Now, I know it is natural to gain a little weight in the winter. I know I shouldn’t be a Grinch. However, keeping that weight and becoming overweight should not be normal.
I’ve written about being a gamer and nerd from a female perspective before, but ever since #GamerGate, I’ve been a little afraid to approach the subject. As luck would have it, I wrote down the idea to write on the mythology of female games in my planner before the fiasco of #GamerGate and that planner rules my life. So, here I am, a lone female gamer on the internet. Can life get any more terrifying? Continue reading The Mythology of Female Gamers
“We don’t like what we don’t understand and in fact is scares us, and this monster is mysterious at least.” These song lyrics from a 1992 Disney movie (bonus points if you can name the title) detail a trait of the human race. We fear what we don’t understand. For some reason, that fear turns to hate quite easily. This has been the way of the world for some time, but I think it must be changing. How could it not be with the pace of technology these days? Given our acceptance of so much which we don’t understand, certainly hate will soon be a thing of the past. Continue reading Will We Fear What We Don’t Understand in the Future?
I have rediscovered my abs! Even though I only worked out once this week, I could feel it in my lower abs for day. I spent a large part of my life with my pelvis tipped forward. I’m not sure if this is what caused my lower back issues or if it was the other way around. Thanks to my Chiropractor, everything is in its right place. However, my abs spent their first 20 years stretched out and underused (my upper legs compensated). I’m really proud of my strong legs, but it takes forever to find my abs again. Continue reading Stream of Consciousness 035