The phone already rang three times today, two of the calls happening within a span of twenty-five minutes. Each one was of the utmost importance, all of them possibly changing the route of Luka’s life. Regardless of whichever one she chose, they all would be nothing but beneficial.
And now, a fourth call was ringing right in front of her.
Luka had applied to so many internships and jobs that she couldn’t keep up with which company or person she was talking to. She had to quickly go through her list of job listings with every call just to make sure she remembered.
Her phone rang three times now. She had to answer to see what kind of offer she could possibly get. Tapping the green button on the bottom of her screen, she answered, “Hello?”
The eleventh month of the calendar has come to a close, leaving only December left…
I really thought about making a dramatic openings, but I gave up really quickly. How are you lovely people doing this month?
Thanksgiving just passed a couple of days ago. I hope y’all had your fill of good food, got your drink on, and just had a wonderful time being surrounded by friends and loved ones. I know I personally did; I’m still trying to go through the rest of the leftovers from that night. Ever had homemade seafood stuffing? It’s the bomb! Give me enough of it and I’ll probably pass out into a food-coma for at least a week. But that’s enough about me being a glutton.
First and foremost, I would like to apologize for the lack of content throughout this month. I also apologize for not doing a Monthly Note for October—it was intentional. At the end of October, I officially went back to my day job at the wine store, and let me tell you, all of that downtime from my surgery recovery has made my body weak. I’m trying to get my usual strength back to lift those boxes at my job, so just working my usual five eight-hour shifts has exhausted me beyond belief. And when I get tired, I just like to turn my brain off and zone out playing video games. And because of that, I haven’t been writing as much as I usually do.
And I’m deeply sorry for not giving you guys new things to read. I’m trying to figure out what I want to write next, and I won’t leave you guys in the dark for much longer.
Now, onto the next topic: possible work opportunities.
Within the last month, I’ve been bombarded with job interviews, calls, and offers from various writing internships and companies. As of right now, I’m currently taking on two new writing internships to help boost my portfolio and sharpen my skills. I figured that I should do at least one more internship in order to help improve my resume, but after the sudden chain of offers, I feel like I must be doing something right. Nonetheless, I will still carve out time in order to bring you guys some of that good stuff.
And now, onto the grand finale: new content.
I’ll be honest with you guys. I had a couple of ideas that I didn’t want to write because I felt like some of you would be offended or would see me in a new light. I was afraid to making you guys feel uncomfortable reading my works. But then, I got to thinking.
Isn’t writing all about expressing what’s going on in one’s head? Isn’t writing used to help explain what kind of thoughts and emotions a person is keeping locked away within their own mind? Don’t people write because it helps them vent? And I’ve come to realize something, or better yet, helped better understand myself.
I know months ago I said I wasn’t going to filter what kind of stuff I would write. And subconsciously, I did filter my thoughts. But by doing that, it prevented me from getting some thoughts and story ideas out for you guys to read. But in reality, not everybody will like what I will write. And that’s just a natural part of life: not everybody is going to like you.
So, as a fair warning, be prepared to read the deepest parts of my creativity. If you read something and you didn’t like it, feel free to comment and tell me. If you love it, tell me! And if you’re just neutral, then keep doing what you’re doing.
… Did you like that? Brought a little bit of mystery into my writing. Tried to change it up. Well, regardless if it worked, I would like to end this note on that. I’m currently sorting out which stories I would like to work on first and which ones should be turned into larger projects. As always, if you guys have any questions, concerns, or just want to contact me, feel free to message me on Twitter or email me.
Enjoy the rest of your day!