Tag: career

What I’ll be doing for the next 2 weeks

What I’ll be doing for the next 2 weeks

Last night I experienced the poverty that is The Empty Refrigerator Before Long Trips,

which is why for dinner, I selected items from the almost-gone/almost-expired menu: hummus with the rest of the bag of chips, a cheese stick, some pepperoni, the end of the granola with the last of the milk, and a coconut water/Emergen-C cocktail.

And the butterscotch blondie my kind neighbor gave me as a snack for the plane.

It was a unique dining experience, but a good one.

In other news, for those of you who have asked what I do when I travel with CURE, I … Continue reading

Hello, Africa. Farewell, Football.

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Well there’s a blog title I never thought I’d write.

But don’t panic! It’s different than it sounds. Kind of.

Let’s just go ahead and talk about Africa and football and all the things, really. Starting with football.

(I mean, is there any other way?)

When I think about what football means to me, I don’t think about banner-moments of fandom: watching Brett Favre run around the field as a kid, going through multiple packets of tissues while visiting Lambeau for a day, experiencing the 2010 Super Bowl season in the most amazing way.

The first thing that comes … Continue reading

The day I met Kevin and Amazing Raced through JFK

The day I met Kevin and Amazing Raced through JFK


Before I wax poetic about all things Dominican Republic, let me tell you about two moments that set the tone for the trip.

On Tuesday, I was scheduled to fly from Harrisburg to Detroit to JFK to Santo Domingo. To some, this may sound like an unfortunate loop of travel, but to me, this was paradise. I love flying. I love airports. The more the merrier.

My affection for airports was proven as soon as I landed in Detroit. I was making my way to the gate for the second flight of the day and was on the moving walkway … Continue reading

Keeping the post office in business since 2009

Keeping the post office in business since 2009

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I’m starting to wonder if I might be half human, half Jack Frost, and have powers that only come alive in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Consider the evidence:

Exhibit A: When I came down for a week of training last month I arrived in the middle of a pretty substantial snow storm. Roads were closing left and right as I drove into town and tried to find a way to get to my destination.

Exhibit B: I left a night early after said training because another whopper was supposed to hit over the weekend.

Exhibit C: This week, on my second day … Continue reading

Excited and Grateful

Excited and Grateful

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I’ve been trying to come up with adequate and eloquent things to say about moving tomorrow after a 500+ day detour at home, but the words have left the building. It’s like word thieves snuck into my brain, took all the good ones, and sold them off for parts to Scrabble and Wheel of Fortune.

But they didn’t take everything. They were kind enough to leave me one word, the only word I’ve been able to utter in response to any question about any situation.

It’s “excited!!!”

If you’ve talked to me recently, you know that this is true, especially … Continue reading

Why I decided to take a full-time job

Why I decided to take a full-time job

Why Full Time

On Monday I was OVERJOYED to tell you all that I’m going to be taking a full-time job with CURE International. And you’ve all been so encouraging about it over the past few days (thank you!!!). But you may be wondering, and rightfully so, what happened to my full-time freelance career path? Wasn’t that what I was trying to accomplish all along?

Let’s chat about that.

Because I know that more than a few of you here are either a) college students, b) aspiring freelancers, or c) friends and family members who have followed my roller coaster post-collegiate career. … Continue reading

The Story, Part II

The Story, Part II

The Story Part II

Missed Part I? No sweat; it was awhile ago. You can find it here!

I have such exciting news that I’m not even going to bury the lead and wait another 1500 words to share it.

I was recently hired to be part of the team at CURE International near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (!!!). I’m going to be their new content coordinator, working with emails and newsletters and social media, among other things, in an effort to spread the word about this amazing organization that heals sick kids from the inside out (!!!).

This JOB. I still can’t believe it.… Continue reading

Closer than they appear

Closer than they appear

Travel Season

My travel season adventures have officially come to a close. It was 8 weeks and just shy of 8,000 miles on the road, and I loved every minute! Lots of people have asked whether I’m glad it’s over or sad it’s over, and honestly, I’m neither. I soaked up every ounce of travel freedom, spending hours in a car that works (!) while playing Christmas music and talking with God and stopping every 5 miles to refuel on coffee. But I’m glad to be in one place today, not navigating multi-lane highways or standing behind a table in a gymnasium … Continue reading