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    Burn Out

    By Joy Lynn Clark June 15, 2024 Before I became a mother and back home with my little one, I was experiencing, “burn out“. All of the club nights, parties, and shows had me exhausted. I would record in the morning and sleep a few hours if I’m lucky. I would always catch a nap in the car or on the way to events and during any wait in any waiting room. My schedule consisted of recording early in the morning, shopping for the evening’s outfit and/or, “store drop“, which was visiting different retailers with promotional items. Next dinner, change clothes, runway show, club gig till the morning and, then…

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    Digitizing Records

    By Joy Lynn Clark 05/24/2024 While in between contracts mom introduces me to one of her friends in radio. He asked me all about my education and I mention all of my skillsets; especially audio. Her friend hires me to make cd copies of his vinyl. I take on the task and hook up mom’s old record player to my computer. The second I start ripping the first album, it becomes clear that I am going to have to mix and master this too. Her friend hadn’t offered me that much money. On top of that he brought me like, 10 records. I really wanted to impress this guy but…

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    Getting Schooled About Education

    02/14/2024 By Joy Lynn Clark The year 2020 was one of the worst years of my life emotionally but was still full of hope and promise. As most families around the world, we were in our apartment due to quarantine. Like most families, we also decided to go back to homeschooling. Our school district rolled out a plan to educate the kids with a, “virtual” plan.  On the other hand, since we had homeschooled in the past, we decided to just go back to how we used to study. As usual, we got a gym membership to do Physical Education (and get some exercise).  I also tried a website that…

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    Dating This Guy is Not Working

    March 27, 2023 By Joy Lynn Clark I have been online dating since it was invented. In my last post, (dating in the digital age) I’ve posted lots of tips for the online dating scene. Recently, I decided to try online dating again since I have been depressingly single. I meant another guy and he was cool. OK here comes the McMillan-esque getting-your-groove-back-part, he was younger. Not in age, I don’t think, but in lifestyle. I didn’t mind that he didn’t have a car or his own place. This guy has a full-time job so there’s plenty of money left to take me on dates (even with student loans ).…

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    Safer Sex

    By Joy Lynn Clark 1/26/2023 I came up during the, “safe sex” era.  “Wear a condom” and, “stop the spread of HIV/AIDS”.  Unprotected sex freaks me out.  I am a single mother and I have been burnt before.  Ever since, I have vowed to never go through that kind of stress again.  The times that I did go raw dog and it didn’t work out, I worried all year long as I returned to the clinic for my pregnancy test and then HIV test.  Then six to eight months later I return for another HIV test just to be sure.  I got lucky this time. Sex is safer now then it ever has been.  However, condoms cannot stop…