Tag: career

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

On Job Searching

On Job Searching

Since this travel job with admissions will end in mid-November, I’m on the job hunt again. And at this point, I really think it’s only right for Willie Nelson to write Part II of his legendary tune, this one entitled On The Job Search Boards Again. It would make for good background music as I scroll through all of the listings and look for sharp objects and/or one-way tickets to Tahiti.

However, I found these two blog posts the other day just as I was teetering on the edge of Monster.com turning me into a Monster myself. Both are from … Continue reading

Writing About Life Like I Live Life

Writing About Life Like I Live Life

Do you know what the great thing about direction is?

We can choose to go in a different one at any point in time.

Back in the day, I used to blog every day, just because I enjoyed it. I didn’t want to be a writer; I just liked to write down things about the day that made me think or laugh or rejoice. I also went through a season of posting on a strict schedule on a specific topic every day. There were times when I shared what I had for breakfast, and others when I shared only deep … Continue reading

Sticking with Plan A

Sticking with Plan A

Plan A

I met an awesome student (one of many) at a college fair last week. She was really nice and seemed like a great fit for our school, so I asked her what she was planning on studying to see what types of programs we could offer her.

“Paleolithic painting,” she said.

For a split second I thought she might be kidding (and after speaking to a student in full pirate garb earlier that day who wanted to study Treasure Burying 101, I left room for humor), but I could tell by the look in her eyes that she was 100% … Continue reading

This week

This week

Travel 1

This week I drove to high schools and college fairs in pre-sunrise pink skies and listened to about a billion hours of Pandora and ate fried cheesecake at a place named Fat Sal’s. (Oh yes, my friends. OH YES.) I sat in drive-thru lines for coffee and had my heart warmed by THE BEST employees at a Dunkin’ Donuts in Waterloo, NY. I lived out of multiple suitcases and realized how effective I’ve become at the on-the-go lifestyle, and how much I enjoy it. I made pie and tea and breakfast in a blender bottle. I lived with dear friends … Continue reading

Expect the unexpected

Expect the unexpected

Expect the Unexpected Text

I remember sitting on a picnic bench eating ice cream with my good friends Chris and Lauren right before I moved out of Rochester last year. I had come to terms with the fact that I wasn’t going to get a job in the next 24 hours and needed to move home for an undetermined amount of time. Chris asked me how long I thought I’d be there before I found a job and moved again? I said I thought that if I was still there by the time the holidays arrived, that would be a really long time.

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