"It’s more than just money or a job. It’s more about happiness."
To better familiarize our users with our team and make us closer, we decided to open a new blog section where we will interview our employees. We want to show you that EduBirdie is not just a website. We are a family, a single organism, and a whole team full of bright and enthralling personalities.
Disclaimer: For privacy reasons, EduBirdie is not allowed to disclose the identity of our users as well as our authors. It doesn’t make Ruby's story any less engaging though!
On personal life
What is the thing you’re most proud of?
Being financially independent and my work ethic.
How do you spend your free time?
Animating, putting my imagination into a physical entity is very pleasing.
What’s your favorite quote?
“The only one security in life comes from knowing that every single day you are improving yourself in some way”.
What makes you angry?
People making assumptions based on very little knowledge they have on things/person.
On professional experience
What do you seek in your clients?
Understanding, kindness and patience.
What is the most interesting topic you had to write a paper on?
An assignment which required me to read this novel “Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry”, inspired by the slavery era in the US, and analyse it. It educated me about the black history.
Is there a subject you will never take? Why?
COMPUTER SCIENCE. Least favorite.
How long have you been writing?
I’ve been writing since I was like 15 or 16. Not for money. For fun, school stuff. I’ve been writing for a school blog. Once I finished high school, I was looking for a job, part time. So, I started teaching biology. It started with teching my friends, then other kids. Then I added teaching chemistry. I joined EduBirdie last year. That’s when I started writing professionally.
You said you started writing at sixteen. A school blog. What was that about?
Basically, it was the teachers saying, “oh, you’re good at writing.” So, it was mostly my teachers motivating me to write. And I was particularly good at science since 5th grade. The teachers noticed that. And when you write about something that’s your passion, you don't think about it much. It just comes. Even now, I tend to take more biology work. So, it was mostly my teachers that got me into writing. That’s why I started doing it.
Have you ever tried writing something closer to traditional writing not academic writing? Short stories, maybe poems?
I used to write poems when I was like 13, but they were really bad. I recently started writing these comic skits, you know. I’m into animation in my free time. I’ve been trying to open my YouTube channel and to create these little short animations which are supposed to be funny but I’m not sure how they gonna turn out.
Tell me more about your YouTube channel. It’s like a hobby, right?
I have not created it yet, I’m thinking of creating it. It’s mostly writing short funny stories. There are a lot of YouTube funny videos out there, and they are actually funny. They inspired me to write. It's pretty cool to see your imagination on screen, translate that. I;m currently in the process of creating one. I’ve made several, but I’ve not published them. I’m not comfortable, not confident enough.
What are they about? Do they have any common topic or is it random, like one here one there?
It’s extremely random. I feel I can hardly describe one. It’s extremely random.
But that’s like your ambition, the thing you want to end up with at the end of the day, right?
No, I think a medical career is more of a priority to me. I wanna be a gynecologist. But animation is my hobby, a stress-relief. It can be two. It can be both of them.
How do you pick your orders?
Most of the time I pick biology, nursing, nutrition, you know, all of the things connected to it. And also sometimes, I choose management, business, and leadership work. I’m pretty much into business as well. It’s mostly self-studying at home, but I wanna start a small business. So, I read books on leadership, and I try to apply that new knowledge.
Business? Wow, you got a lot of things going on there. If you had to rate them, the things you like more. Like business, writing, med job, YouTube channel.
I would put writing first, but only when it comes to doing biology, to be honest. If it’s other stuff, it would go below my tutoring and my self-learning with YouTube and animation.
I usually ask people how their occupation or their hobbies influence the topics they choose. We already see that you;re into biology and a med job. You also got business ambitions. But what about animation? Did you ever maybe write something related to the topic?
I don’t think so. There are usually no assignments connected to it. No.
You’ve been with us for a bit more than half a year. Do you feel you’ve changed, or got better?
Yeah, I have. In the first few weeks after joining I used to get constant feedback from mentors on how I should alter my essays to better fit for academic level assignments. Also the guides provided were very useful. It pushed me to improve. And reading. I did this leadership thing, and I had to read a couple of books for it. It was pretty insightful, and it helped me grow, made me smarter in general.
How do you spend your free time? What are your hobbies? Some other hobbies we haven’t heard of yet.
It’s mostly reading.
What do you read?
I read a lot of biographies and also a lot of self-help books, phycology based ones, like Tony Robbins ‘Awaken the Giant Within.’ And I also medite. It’s one of my favourite things to do when I’m free.
Okay. So, how do you imagine yourself when you are, let’s say, thirty-thirty five.
Oh, that’s a hard one. I like to imagine myself as happy. Yeah, like most of it is happy. It’s more than just money or a job. It’s more about happiness.