When I first decided to do freelance writing full time, I could only see the positive aspects of it. After writing for several months full time, I saw how difficult this career choice really was. There is more to freelance writing than what meets the eye, but overall it is a great career choice. Here I describe the pros and cons of freelance writing. Pros Flexibility This is probably … [Read more...] about The Pros and Cons of Freelance Writing
Happy Monday to all, and I hope everyone has a greatly blessed week. I started my morning off by waking up 20 minutes late, but I still made it to work early. Yesterday was a good day . We had a family day just as I had planned. We went to see "Kung Fu Panda 2" and it was hilarious. I didn’t believe that "Kung Fu Panda" could be topped, but by golly they did it. We made it to the movie theater … [Read more...] about Lady Lennia Courtney on Time Management
New York City is a place where many have their own preconceived notions before visiting, and of course there comes the occasional myth. This can sometimes deter many from moving here to accomplish their dreams. When I first came to New York to live there, I had many preconceived notions, and was astounded by the actual truth of many of them. Here, I describe some of those myths and shed light … [Read more...] about The Reality Behind New York Myths
Lady Lennia Courtney Martin on Relieving Stress! Today was a rather stressful day, but I am so glad I know of ways to relieve stress, especially at work. For my headache I drank a Coke; caffeine helps relieve headaches. Not to mention an ice cold Coke is just a stress reliever altogether. At my job we have a walking trail and picnic tables with umbrellas to block the sun. When I felt I was … [Read more...] about Lady Lennia Courtney Martin on Relieving Stress!
In my previous article, I started listing off some Facebook no-nos. Listed below are more things that are annoying on Facebook that should end as soon as possible: Conversations on Your Status Statuses are meant to make a comment and move on. A comment or two after is fine, but when people are having small talk in a status, it's pretty annoying. Send a message, or use the chat function. Everyone … [Read more...] about Facebook Etiquette Part 2: How Not to Annoy and Offend Others
Lady Lennia Sha'da: Take a Leap of Faith and Don’t Look Back The best advice that I can give anyone entering post-graduation life regardless of their degree level is to believe in the decisions that you make. Don’t live with regrets. Regrets become weight and could very possibly turn into fear that keeps you from making more difficult decisions in your future. I will shed a little bit … [Read more...] about Lady Lennia Sha’da: No Regrets!
Lady Lennia Sha'da: Maintaining a Polished and Professional Look IMAGE IS KEY! Upon graduating, it is important to maintain a polished image regardless of the field that you are going into. I work in corporate fitness, and while that position may not seem to require as much of a polished look as, say, a news anchor, it is still important to maintain a professional and put together image. I … [Read more...] about Lady Lennia Sha’da: Maintaining a Polished and Professional Look
Lady Lennia Sha'da Wafer: Who are you? "The way I do anything is the way I do everything!" This is a quote that I know many of us have used and/or heard for a while now, and I am finally understanding its true meaning. By nature I am confident, caring, polite, respectful, and just nice. I smile at people and have a flirtatious personality; not flirtatious with a sexual motive, just very … [Read more...] about Lady Lennia Sha’da: ‘BE YOU!’
All through high school, I was told that reaching your goals is all about "who you know and what you know." Because I was raised on the working-hard-to-get-what-you-deserve concept, I never really understood the "who you know" aspect. It was not until I started my job hunt that I finally realized how true this really was. If you can't find someone in the field to get you in, sometimes it doesn't … [Read more...] about Millinial Mindset: Everyone You Meet is a Job Opportunity Waiting to Happen
You've heard it all before, but I really don't think most women understand how important your resume and interview are when finding a job. Your main goal is to wow the employer and show him or her a person who goes above and beyond with their work. Here are a few tips to remember: Your Resume Should Be Powerful (and Easy to Read) Use action words instead of just listing things you did at a … [Read more...] about How to Sell Yourself in your Resume and Interview
The GRE is a standardized test that must be taken before entering graduate school. It is used by many universities use to determine if applicants are ready for grad school by testing their critical thinking skills as well as their math, English, and writing capabilities. While the idea of a test determining whether you will attend your dream school is nerve racking, this does not mean you are … [Read more...] about Taking–and Acing–the GRE