Many factors are driving the aviation industry to employ the use of composite materials; fuel cost and green initiatives. This has been a slow and intensive switch for aircraft manufacturers, mechanics, and airlines. In 2005, it was reported that somewhere between 30-40% of aircraft components were made of composites. Today, it ranges from 50-70%.
In 2012, Boeing rolled out the 787 Dreamliner, boasting that it was composed of upwards of 50% composites. Almost all aircraft that are developed today incorporate composites in some way.
Learning Languages Across the Globe
Approximately 1 out of every 4 Americans has conversational fluency in a second language. Spanish is the most widely used second language, landing at 55% of bilingual speakers in the US. Many of these speakers have learned English as a second language or primarily speak Spanish at home. In contrast, approximately 55% of Europeans are fluent in a second language, and about 25% are fluent in a third. Luxembourg boasts that 99% of its population can masterfully converse in a second language.
Everyone has to start somewhere. I started on Upwork, not the most glamorous place to begin but I am indebted to it nonetheless. This was the first time I was ever paid for a bit of my writing and even though a lot of it was ghost writing, it was very rewarding.
Income Report for the week of March 20-26
My last post on how I made $2000 my first month was really popular so I wanted to share with you guys what I typically do in one week. I am a big believer in the idea that you have to take it one step at a time, do not compare your journey to anyone else's. My goal in writing about my first month of freelancing was not to make anyone feel bad or inadequate but to show people it can be done So many people have laughed at me because I work as a freelancer. HA! Not anymore :)
No, I am not one of the prodigies on the internet that made $10,000 their first month of freelancing, quit their job, and now have a four hour workweek. But I did bust my own butt, committed to a goal, and not only conquered that goal, but utterly demolished it.
I have always wanted to be a writer. When I was three years old, I would beg my mother to buy me notebooks from the store. Once in the car, I would take my trusty pen and begin writing. Granted, I couldn't write nor read at this point, but my writing was careful, thoughtful, and methodical. I still have some of these books and the neatness of the small squiggles and curves I passed off as letters leaves me dumbfounded. No, I wasn't a kid that scribbled. I was a kid that dreamt of writing.
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