Issue #2

Welcome to another monthly curation of my most popular and unpopular stories on Medium. Along with a curated reading list, I’ll also share a short reflection on November too. If you would like to follow this series, please follow me at (Jennifer S.)!

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November 2020:

I can’t believe I’m saying this but I think I experienced my first bad month on Medium. I’ve only been on this platform for 2 months and I didn’t think this day would come so soon. …

If you’re claiming you’re a good communicator with no evidence to back it up, it’s simply a claim.

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Photo by Joao Cruz on Unsplash

About two years ago, I had a class assignment where I had to create a resume and a cover letter. It was an easy assignment because I had everything on my laptop, and I was ready to submit it. Mind you, I was internship hunting at the time, so it wasn’t difficult to find a resume and a cover letter from my laptop.

When the day came where I had to submit my assignment, I felt confident and excited because I genuinely thought I was going to blow my professor away.

In actuality…

A few weeks go by, and I get my resume back from my professor. The look on his face told me enough that I had screwed up, and he was anything but impressed with my resume. As I flipped the paper over, shocked filled my eyes when I saw red marks, comments, and a short statement on why I needed to edit my resume again. …

Fashion Series #1: “Fashion fade, style is eternal”

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Photo by Aleksandra Rupar on Unsplash

Welcome to the first chapter of the fashion series. I’ve always had an interest in fashion history. So, I felt inspired to start my journey in the fashion industry by learning about the huge fashion houses. If you’re interested in this series, please follow along for the next updates!

I recently stumbled upon this image of Rosé from BLACKPINK on Twitter. If you follow her career closely, you’ll know that she’s one of the ambassadors for YSL. Before I became interested in learning about this brand, I remember seeing their high heels with the YSL logo as the literal heels. …

Poetry #6

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Image via Mark Tegethoff at Unsplash

The secrets of the dark sky
only knows what’s on my mind
It is only through time
that I share why
I’m running
on this very thin and fine line

The secrets of the sun
is where I go for refuge
when I feel like I have to run
Every so often, I’m stunned by how hot and warm the sun grows.
I become everything under their light
but I never froze…

The secrets of the moon
will always find me
when they’re eager to seek
an information out of me
Especially when I’m weak
Only they know the truth and have the keys
to my roots. …

Poetry #5

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Photo by Sasha Freemind on Unsplash

She ran out of the classroom

As anger poured out of her.

She looked up at the ceiling

Tears running down her face,

She swore the ceiling looked out of place.

One friend tapped her shoulder…

Happiness filled inside of her,

A single teardrop of joy,

As this friend was the only one

…who checked up on her.

The next day,

there wasn’t much to say

as all of them turned their backs on her

Cackling, giggling, and rolling their eyes

She let out a sigh,

Sat alone and said

Someday they’ll pay…

But not today,

There’s much work that needs to be done

Before you can run away

from this pain…

Keep going, keep working,

You have a lot to gain

I promise…

someday you’ll smile again”

to the lonely girl who’s no longer lonely

© 2020 Jennifer S. All Rights Reserved

Poetry #4

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Photo by Jane Carmona on Unsplash

“you hurt me”

she said as they walked past her in line

smiling from side-to-side

“you should have defended me”

she whispered in her head

as she put the green cap on

“I will never forgive you”

she thought as she watched her ‘friends’

walk in front of her

I am finally free.”

she sighed as she sat on the brown chair

listening to the valedictorian

“this is the end”

she threw the cap in the air

as she said goodbye to those

she used to care

— to the people who hurt her in high school

© 2020 Jennifer S. All Rights Reserved

Just like our phones, if it doesn’t get charged it won’t work, it won’t function well, and it’ll definitely heat up.

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Photo by Jude Beck on Unsplash

Before the pandemic, I had a totally different plan:

  1. Gain work experiences
  2. Go to grad school (under a program that I had a minimal understanding of)
  3. Try to get a full-time job at some company that had half of what I wanted to do with my life.

Of course, I didn’t want to admit it to myself that I was pursuing a dream that I could possibly hate. However, I was so wrapped up in getting a master degree that I allowed every irrational thought to consumed me.

Now we’re 7–8 months into the pandemic and my life has changed significantly. I quit a job that clearly wasn’t my style from the start. I focused on my passion (writing) and I’m building a new career for myself in this industry. As for grad school, it’s still in the picture but it’s not a priority anymore. …

The concept is pretty easy because you wouldn’t lean towards someone that you hate

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Photo by Filipe Almeida on Unsplash

Attraction is great.

Something about attraction is sexy and exciting.

The thought of being attracted to some is beautiful but the thought of being attracted in someone’s eyes is even more exciting.

However, what are some signs that can help determine attraction? How are we so sure that someone is attracted to us? Is it possible that someone is just being nice or they’re naturally a flirt?

Today, we’re diving into 3 common signs you’ll see if someone is attracted to you. Surprisingly, the signs are more straightforward than most people make it out to be.

1. Eye Contact

According to a study, when oxytocin levels increased along with mutual eye gaze, it provides a sense of well-being (via Psychology Today). …

Poetry #3

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Image via JOHN TOWNER at Unsplash

Time stopped

As we walked to the edge

Met face-to-face

Ignoring the line

That used to define

Our friendship

A sudden decline

Emotions up and over our minds

Now it’s time,

to say goodbye

We look passed the shadow

The mist, the light, and storm

Slowly, we closed the door

to a friendship that used to be strong

© 2020 Jennifer S. All Rights Reserved

Fleet…Tweets…Get it?

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Photo by Brett Jordan on Unsplash

It’s been roughly 24 hours since Twitter launched “Fleet.” Fleet is basically the equivalent of Snapchat and Instagram Stories. It’s basic, easy to use, and definitely a unique addition to Twitter.

I mean, did anyone see it coming that Twitter was going to add their own version of stories? Some say yes, others say no. I’m quite surprised but I’m not shocked that Twitter would eventually jump on the bandwagon.

However, can it stand the test of time and impress its users? Let’s dive into the pros and cons of Fleet.

The Pros:

  • It’s a great way to share your tweets because sometimes your timeline can be cluttered. So, having Fleet can help your followers see recent content that you share on your feed. …

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