Dude half way through this I was thinking to myself — ummmm maybe I should offer Lane Carrigan my contact at Thought Catalog and then bam. Good for you. Another place you may want to look is Elite Daily. Had a friend apply there (24 year old recent college grad who I met in Barcelona) and she was accepted I think without even submitting anything. Also Elephant Journal was easy to get into also — well not easy, but if you google their process you fill out a form upload your article they will let you know either way if it is a yeah or nay.
Thanks for the shout out BTW — wasn’t kidding about your comment on my ghost post being a great thing.