Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Today’s black History Fact/Katherine Johnson

The late Katherine Johnson 
Born: Aug 26,1918
Died: Feb 24, 2020

A Mathematician that worked forth NACA that later became NASA.

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Hello Everyone

I haven’t been blogging much lately.Being that I haven’t been feeling well.

Lately I’ve noticed some changes needed to be made. 
So, I decided to share this with you all.

Please enjoy your day!

Monday, February 17, 2020

11 Years ago Today in History Black History /President Obama

On Presidents’ Day from the desk of our Forever President Barack Obama .

Click on the link below to learn more


Black History Fact/Sojourner Truth

                                      Sojourner Truth

Click the link for more information on one of the pioneers for woman’s civil rights.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Surviving Multiple Sclerosis with Mzlittlejohn/Trying to find work

So, being that I’m out of work, sick, not making any money, in the mix of waiting for a disability determination, I'm attempting to find some type of part time work. Especially because I can only try to do it part time. And I don't have much experience.
I've worked as a Certified Nurse Aide, School Bus Driver, and I only have maybe a year's worth of college experience under my belt. So, I'm attempting to try something different.
This particular type of work is called voiceover. After signing up for it, I realized that just my laptop isn't going to be enough to do so. So, I contacted my dad to get him to get me a microphone. I mean I’d have done it myself, but with Amazon Prime it comes faster. Sorry, I'm broke, so no, I couldn't afford that subscription. He in return told me no.
Anyway he told me to use my phone. I'm literally laughing about that. Because I’m thinking this type of work requires a PC. Not any type of mobile phone would help that. So I thought I'd look into it.
In doing so, I noticed that the recordings only come out as mp4. Yet, the site requires mp3. And of course, the Apple Store offers apps to help with that. And they were free to download; but after uploading the mp4, trying to convert it to mp3, it would require a payment.
Again, how the heck was I going to do that—and I'm broke. I am currently shaking my head (I'd put the abbreviation, but I don't want to have any issues publishing on here).
So with the last few dollars I did have, I invested in myself. Hopefully it'll work out in my favor.
Although you know my issue didn't stop there. After me acquiring the microphone, recording my first demos (yes demos I couldn't just do one), uploading them, I couldn't directly apply for the jobs (great right?). I now have to hope and pray I get responses without being able to apply directly.
I am not trying to pay nobody $499 to try and apply for jobs that probably aren't even guaranteed. Money is already an issue for me. Maybe I should say us, being that it’s not just me this affects. I’m praying that this works out. Eventually they could probably start doing the same to gain some extra money. Money that they could possibly be put into a savings account for the future.
I hope if this experience teaches them anything thing, it’ll teach them to plan better for later. Always plan ahead. I wouldn’t wish this on anyone, especially someone that has kids that are still in school. My youngest, as well as my young adults, have rocked with me through a lot. I appreciate them for still being by my side throughout all of this!
Anyway this is a funny first experience, and I hope you all get a good laugh out of this like I did. I hope that if this particular demo doesn't work that the ones in the future do.
I refuse to allow this payment issue to stop me from at least trying to gain work. I’m really interested in seeing where this will go. It’s something different. And I don’t think it can be too hard to do
What do you think? Would you ever try it? I mean I’m nowhere near being an actor. I just feel like it’s something that won’t take much time. And could probably be a lucrative opportunity.
Thanks for reading my story/stories, please share, and or donate as well if you like.
Have a great day, everyone!

These last few blogs

 The latest blog posts are my very first blogs. From a site called Vocal Media. Being that I don’t like how their payment  system works I’m posting them on here instead. If you’d like to make a donation in anyway my cashapp as well as my PayPal are listed on the top of the website.

Thank you,

I almost got discouraged

I didn’t think anyone would listen/read what I had to say. Yet, for some reason I kept going. Especially not after realizing most people could really care less.
This morning I got a direct message. From a person I’ve known most of my life. Asking me what it was. Of course, I acted as though it didn't mean much to me. I simply stated it was just an article. I didn’t even go into detail on what it was about. Although I was hoping he'd at least take the time to read it.
A few minutes later he responds; he commends me on telling my story. And that most people wouldn’t even have done that. And that he sees where I’m going with it.
When he sent me the message I started crying in front of one of my family members, who I’m sure was looking at me like I was crazy? But she sat, and let me explain to her why.
So, I told her. And as I was telling her, she explained that she got chills. And she almost started crying. I then allowed her to read the article . And she really did start crying. I guess she understood what I’d been going through a little better.
The thing that actually grinds my gears about this is, I’m sure I won’t get that many views from my friends and family, I say this because I noticed they’re much quicker to embrace complete strangers than someone they actually know. Or the most popular individuals. Which I never set out to be. I mean I starting having kids at a young age.And that pushed me to want to try and be the best mom I could be with whatever it was life allowed me to utilize to do so.
I’ve finally gotten to a point were I no longer care about their opinions. I mean those same family/friends have turned their backs on me when I needed them to be in my corner the most. I can say not all, but there’s quite a lot of them. Yet, When I was doing good, and could lend a helping hand I did so, and could care less of how anyone viewed me. Because that's just the type of person I am.
Although I’d like to express to those of them that did help when they could, whether it was monetary, a place to lay my head, or just a listening ear, I appreciate you, everything you’ve done for me, as well as my kids!
That is what pushed me to write about my experiences.
And he may not know it; but I’m sure he will if he reads this article, but he’s just given me the courage I needed to keep going.
I also started doing videos about my struggles. And I haven’t been putting my all into them. And that just gave me the push I needed to keep going with those as well. Writing allows me to get it out a little better than I can in the videos. I may not do them every time I do an article, but I will try to do them just as much as I write my articles.
Hopefully it’ll give me the strength to continue my book. A book that I convinced my dad to purchase me a new PC for. Once I started going through everything I was going through, I stopped typing. I still have the portion that I wrote. Me starting my articles is pushing me back to it.
Wait, could that be considered writers block? I’m not too sure. But I do know after I type this article I’ll be getting back to It.
Anyway, my YouTube channel (Mz.Littlejohn) is available for viewing. These articles will keep coming. And hopefully my book will be coming soon.
No, it will not be about my life. It’ll be an urban fiction book. Maybe after things get better, I’ll write one about my life.
On a better note, just hang in here with me. Continue to read my articles, and watch my videos, so we can gather more content together. Have a blessed day all!