The ability to self-edit is buried on the other side of rejection

I’ve read articles advising you to stop writing for big publications because it’s a waste of time.

I cannot deny that I felt the same way when I received multiple rejections. My ego was hurt, as if it confirms my fear of being branded as a crappy writer. But I’m…

Gaining credibility on your own is a cool story but it can take forever when you’re starting from scratch

I prefer to read articles from the big pubs.

The articles they put out there are consistently more valuable than the ones that are self-published. Now, this isn’t to say that they are always better than self-published articles. …

These questions will push you to improve even when you don’t feel like it

I’ve reached a point in my life when I can confidently say “I’m happy”.

In fact, this is the happiest I’ve been in my entire life. However, don’t get me wrong. Even when I say “I’m happy”, it doesn’t mean that I no longer experience pain and struggle. …

In response to Coffee Challenge: Why I want to be a better me in 2022

Creating a list of New Year’s Resolutions primes you up to become a better version of yourself in the coming year.

However, the list makes me think I don’t need to get started until the 1st of January. The problem is, by then, I’m not as motivated as I was…

The reading solution I learned from borrowing books from the public library

I love to read…but I’m a slow reader.

Since I realized the value of reading books, I wished I could finish more in a year. It typically takes me about 3-months of “on-off” reading. It takes me that long because I wanted to fully understand what I’m reading.

However, 3…

RJ Reyes

I write about insights drawn from the life of a father, gamer, full-time employee and digital artist.

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