Is there anything better than a rose? Yes, of course there is… lot’s of roses. All these photos were taken right in the backyard where I live. I can’t take credit for their cultivation though. That is my landlady’s doing.
Currently, I live in a house with three women. We’re sorta like the Golden Girls, I suppose, except we’re not as old and collectively our heritages are extremely more diverse. I’m sure we’re not nearly as much fun either but I’m really enjoying it anyway.
You may or may not have noticed that I’ve been taking some time off from this blog. The reasons are twofold. First, I’ve been writing a lot on Medium and guess what, I’ve actually been making money. In fact I’m already making more money on Medium than I’m making with this blog! Remarkable and I’m kicking myself for not taking Medium more seriously before now.
Second, I’ve been contemplating different directions I can go with this blog. Mental health is no longer in the shadows as it once was when I first started to blog about it in 2018. The transformation I’ve begun to see in the just the last year alone has been amazing. Simone Biles, Meghan Markle, Naomi Osaka and many others are stepping up and saying enough is enough. It’s ok to address it. Let other people deal with their own hang-ups. If COVID had no other benefit, I think it has helped people open up and talk about it like never before.
There’s still plenty of work to be done though and I’m not going to abandon the topic altogether but I would like to change my central focus. Still brainstorming on that. Until then I will definitely continue to work on establishing myself on the Medium platform. The miniscule membership fee truly pays off!
Hope everyone is doing well and having a not-so-moody Monday.