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College Senior in Media Communications. True Crime Fan (but that’s not all I write about).

Creative burnout is real and I’m still experiencing it.

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The lack of content from me lately is not just a coincidence. This past month, I have truly felt like my brain has been broken. The writing bug has gone nowhere near me. My creativity has completely run dry and nothing is inspiring me to write anything.

My Medium drafts are filled with bits and pieces of paragraphs that I’ve failed to spread out to a bigger article. My brain feels like a computer hard drive that’s too full and leaves your computer’s performance to slowly die.

My writing routine every day for the last two months has gone something…

It has brought up some broken childhood dreams.

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The past few months, I’ve been going through an interesting transition, to say the least. At the beginning of this seemingly endless pandemic, my mom approached my older brother and me and told us since we were all in quarantine, we might as well be productive.

So, we got a dumpster and purged the shit out of our house.

We got rid of everything around our house we've been telling each other for years we’ve been wanting to get rid of. Anything that couldn’t be donated was dramatically thrown off our back porch into the giant rusty pit we rented…

From the perspective of the annoyed roommate.

It’s safe to say my roommate situation hasn’t been great this year. The chaos of leaving and returning to college all through a pandemic is already intense enough, but the universe has decided to graciously give me the wonderful gift that is shitty roommates.

Yes, bad roommates. We’ve all had one at one point or another, and if you never have, either you’re incredibly lucky or no one has told you the truth yet.

I was assigned random roommates at the beginning of my third year in university. Upon moving into my college apartment, things seem to be cordial and…

A poem about heartbreak

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Wide awake and nauseous,

I don’t even want to be here.

The scratchy beard and warmth of another I once craved

no longer had value

because it wasn’t you.

write a letter and burn it,

throw away his shirts,

talk to other people,

none of it fucking works

because you can’t manipulate the universe.

Instead, I spend hours

pushing it to the back of my mind

with wine and weed.

It’s a lazy attempt of walking away from a flame no one fully put out.

It’s a parasite that eats my soul alive.

I still adore you,

there’s nothing under…

Here’s why I’m continuing to publish on my own schedule.

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I’m sure you’ve read about whether or not you should write and publish every day on Medium with a million individual spins on it. More specifically, you’ve probably come across dozens of articles about the benefits that come with publishing an original story every single day.

However, I don’t see many articles arguing against publishing daily, ultimately it seems to be encouraged if you’re capable of doing so.

In fact, it seems as if there’s always someone talking about how it boosts your creativity, speeds up your freelance career, makes you a better writer, blah blah blah.

I don’t disagree…

They’ve been there for us when they may not have even known.

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Do you consistently listen to the same podcast every week because you like the hosts?

Do you check your YouTube subscription box daily in hopes of seeing a new video pop up from your favorite YouTuber?

Is there an influencer you follow on every social media platform?

Chances are if you have a smart device and an internet connection, you may consistently support content from the same people, and develop a kind of admiration for them over time.

Content creators are everywhere on the internet, each with their own communities and audiences personal to them. Technically, I’m a content creator…

You can do these today

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For several years now, I’ve been doing everything I can to achieve the closest possible thing I can to have peace of mind. I wouldn’t say I’m 100% there yet, but I’m most certainly comfortable with myself and the presence I give off to people.

And it’s great, I feel so much more free and happier.

While I’m not entirely sure why I’m just now acknowledging the changes I’ve actively made in my life. …

The amount of times I watched this happen on TV is unsettling.

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Growing up, I spent lots of time outside or with neighborhood friends, so I was hardly ever in my house. But when I was inside, the two networks I switched between watching the most were Nickelodeon and Disney Channel.

These networks had some of the most iconic and witty shows of the 2000s and early 2010s. Some of my favorites included Drake and Josh, Good Luck Charlie, Victorious, and Hannah Montana. All of these shows were funny, entertaining, and the teenagers in them I thought lived the most exciting lives (especially Hannah Montana and Tori Vega).

These shows painted the…

You’re with the wrong person if they’re doing any of these.

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We’ve all heard the expression “love is blind” and it doesn’t ring more true than in our first serious relationships.

I met my first boyfriend through a dating app during my freshman year of college. His family happened to be longtime neighbors of my late grandparents, so we immediately connected with having deep-rooted childhood memories in the same town.

Feelings quickly took off and a few months later I was introducing him as my boyfriend. But sooner rather than later, while I thought he was a perfect match, he was actually the opposite. Since it was my first relationship and…

How they’re reaching news levels of greediness through micro-transactions.

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It goes without saying one of Electronic Arts’ most popular franchises is The Sims. Since it made its debut on store shelves in 2000, the franchise is now known to be the most popular simulation game even through over t of being in an ever-changing gaming landscape.

Despite its widespread cult following from long-time fans, the fourth edition of the game, The Sims 4, has never been received as well as its predecessors. …

Nicole Kenney

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