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I am a writer, photographer, and graphic artist.
I use my creative gifts to inspire, encourage, and provide a voice for introverts. I created my website and blog artisticmysticsoul.com as a place to share my writing, photography, and artwork.
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I am an INFJ who loves to connect deeply with people and causes. …
This morning I had a DM on Pinterest.
Pinterest! That’s a new approach!
Ladies, you know what I’m talking about.
“Hi beautiful, I hope you are doing well during this pandemic.”
The shit women have to endure online is ridiculous, and it’s on all the major platforms. Yes, even LinkedIn. In some ways, it’s worse on LinkedIn.
I got a connection request on LinkedIn from a man whose profile said that he enjoyed touching and making love.
Umm…people do realize this isn’t a dating site, right?
I guess not, because the next inappropriate connection request included a dick…
You know the drill-wash your hands, wear a mask, and practice social distancing. Be safe. Everything will be better once we get people vaccinated. Except now we’re being told it won’t.
We will still have to wait longer, because of variants, etc. Bottom line? Life will never be normal again. At least, that’s how it feels.
No, I’m not an anti-masker. I believe the disease is very real. I’ve worn a mask for almost a year now, starting back when a certain doctor said that masks didn’t work. Remember that?
Now that same doctor is telling people to continue to…
My last two stories got two reads each. Two.
Does my writing suck that bad? This is ridiculous and Medium is a waste of time. I think that’s just about it for me.
I hoped that things would change, but they have gotten steadily worse. I am frustrated and bitter. I’ve lost my passion for writing.
I’ll leave my profile up on the off chance that things get better. Hey, I can always use a few extra dollars each month. And I do mean a few.
I’m in the process of copying Medium stories over to my blog. I think…
Most of us have had at least one toxic friend.
These people turn up during a crisis and create drama. They don’t ask how we are, because they don’t care. They just need help.
I had a toxic friend reappear in my life this weekend.
I love this person (I’ll call her Sue) like a sister. We grew up together and have known each other our whole lives.
Sue got married after high school and left her abusive home life. She had a rough upbringing. That explains much of her behavior, but it doesn’t excuse it.
At some point, we…
I’m not sure my pastor believes in God anymore. Maybe he never did.
I’ve noticed a disturbing trend at my church. Both of my pastors have been dancing around difficult passages of scripture.
They—don’t do well with miracles. I guess it’s a Lutheran thing.
Sunday’s live-stream message may have been my jumping-off point with this church. I was honestly floored by what my pastor said in his sermon.
The scripture reading was traditional for this time of year. The passage was about the baptism of Jesus.
“At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John…
I thought it would be a cool idea to put together an article featuring my best stories as a quick reference. Some have been curated, and some have not. But I feel these are representative of my best work.
I was so excited to publish my first story on Medium! I was approached by the publisher of the now-defunct publication “The Innovation”. My first story was published, but not curated. I am still very proud of my first attempt.
Out of my 87 stories, only 10 have been curated, or distributed, as they now say. …
This—isn’t working out.
People stopped reading my work back in November. Not sure what happened, but it’s time to try something new.
I have a new Redbubble Store with many different products featuring my photography and graphic design!
I am very excited about this new opportunity and am adding new photos and designs on a regular basis.
I’ve made more in one week than in the typical month on Medium. That’s a big win as far as I’m concerned!
My first story on Medium was published in “The Innovation”.
They gave me a start as a new writer, and I was grateful. Now they are gone.
It would have been nice to have a heads up. No email, no announcement, nothing. Just—gone.
I’m not sure when this happened, but I noticed they weren’t on my publication list when I went to submit a piece I wrote this morning.
I can’t believe they didn’t send out an email informing writers! They were not a small publication, and they had a lot of writers.