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Welcome back to another monthly curation of my popular and unpopular stories on Medium. Along with a short reading list, I also share a reflection on everything that happened in March. If you would like to follow this series, please follow me at (Jen Eve!)

Hello! we’re back with another monthly curated reading list. March felt very slow compared to February.

In some sense, I’m glad this month has finally ended.

At the same time, it was a productive work month! So, let’s give ourselves a round of applause for making it to April!

So, if we remember from last…

Short form of the Week: April 10, 2021

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I have an unlimited amount of definitions behind the word love.

From friendships, childhood crushes, and family relationships, love has so many meanings behind it.

Of course, as I’ve experienced different kinds of relationships, I realize how flexible and powerful love is.

It has a definition but it doesn’t at the same time. I think that makes “love” so difficult because what does love even mean?

So these days, I would define love as unconditional.

There’s no limit to the emotion I can have towards the person that makes me feel good inside and out.

In the future, I might…

Shortform Theme of the Week: Recent Milestone

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In March, I created an experiment for my Medium account. I had a list of goals I wanted to achieve. One of those goals was to publish 50% (or more) of my stories in a publication.

To my surprise, I earned an extra $1.85 to my overall earnings by just submitting to more publications.

I know what some people are thinking: You only increased your earnings by $1.85? That’s it…?

Sure the value is small but it’s $1.85 closer to my goals of being a full-time writer and blogger.

In some sense, it motivates me to reach out to some…

I don’t like to wonder about the ‘what ifs.’ I rather give it a chance. If it works, it works. If it doesn’t, it doesn’t.

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One random morning, a curiosity sparked inside of me about the topic of life.

I thought about the things I wanted to fulfill this year. I had a few goals that I hoped to achieve in a few months or years.

These goals aren’t big but they are exciting to some extent. So, I jotted some goals and aspirations down on my phone.

Randomly, a question popped inside of my head as I was putting my phone down on my desk.

That question was: What are the biggest regrets in life?

As I did my research, I realized these regrets…

Short Form of the Week: April 3, 2021

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The birds chirp in the morning and silence is in the air.

I sit up from the cushion and check my phone.

I take my time to get out of bed. I’ll stretch my body and arms.

I’ll make my way to the kitchen to make an iced coffee.

It’s not a typical morning without music playing in my ears.

Then I’ll scroll through social media to see what’s going on in the world.

These things may seem typical for people to do on a daily basis.

Ever since the world slowly went back to normal, it seems like stress…

One unique tip she gave me was to read my notes out loud like a story.

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One difficult course I took in college was geology.

By the way, I have nothing against the subject. It fulfilled one of my GE requirements and it was an interesting course.

The reason why the course was so difficult was because of the professor.

Before I chose the class, I read some reviews on “Rate My Professor” about this professor. The reviews were promising so, I trusted it enough to give the class a chance.

However, I got the shock of my life when I realized how poorly I did on my first two exams. …

The message she wants to convey to her audience is maybe what we’re chasing after isn’t on the top, rather it’s on the ground.

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Rosé is one of my favorite BLACKPINK members. So, it must not be a surprise that I was excited about her solo debut.

Even though Rosé’s style is a bit girly for my taste I can’t deny that “On The Ground” is a catchy song. I’m sure most of her fans can agree with me as the music video has over 122 million views!

However, what captured my attention the most was the meaning behind “On The Ground.”

As I’ve grown older, I’ve learned to appreciate the lyrics behind a song. …


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