Everyone has seen me actively in the Community. Most of what I do in my spare time is on my Summary page.
Right now, I don’t work for a company anymore and have decided to make a name for myself. It is a hazardous move, but one that I needed to do for myself as a person. The last business I worked for was Textbroker.com as a content writer, but when they refuse to give credit to an author for work that they do, I felt cheated and stopped writing for them. Since then, I have worked on setting up my blogs.
Outside of what I have shared on my summary, I am a volunteer for authors to help get their names noticed on the market and help with any proofreading errors. At one time, I was reading for fifteen authors. I was clocking a book every two days. In two months, I had read twenty books and informed that I did not have the skills to make money doing that sort of work, so I became burned out and defeated again. Most of last year, I stopped reading because it was too hard to get back into the swing of things.
I am a volunteer for the app Be My Eyes, where I have helped several low vision to the blind help get minor tasks done or read something to them through a wireless portal, similar to FaceTime or Google Duo. I once helped someone with their grocery shopping, which was a rewarding experience.
I do beta testing for companies as a side gig, and it sometimes pays enough to buy gas, or at the end of the month, some fun treats for my family.
Lastly, I am an advocate for mental health. I help where I can, through donations (no matter how small), to talking about my own experiences. I have a third blog I have not discussed that I have written on for a few years now, and it is where I can have a public and private online journal to discuss topics I struggle with, and I try to help others who do have access to the site. In talking about this, I do not feel I am oversharing as I am very vocal about my health and what I go through. I do not see the point in hiding something that people should be more aware of, as there are not a lot of cures for the disorders people have or problems that they struggle with all the time.
Other than all of that, that is me in a nutshell. I strive to learn every day, as well as be better every day. All that my family and friends expect is for me is to take it one day at a time.