This is me telling you to finally change your router's password.
We sat there slumped, wallowing in defeat, sitting in our usual red chairs at our usual Starbucks. These chairs had supported us through 5 years of studying, resume writing, and interview preparation. We are lucky, Shannon and I. We graduated and found jobs in our fields almost immediately. Slowly, but surely, we were successfully on … Continue reading post-grad problems: my paycheck doesn’t match my passion
...and I must go to the spa.
*sings* why can't we be friends?
As I've mentioned previously and am not shy about mentioning over and over: I am not an academic. I hated going to class and I wasn't particularly good at learning outside of school, either. That's not to say I don't like learning, period, but rather that my learning style matches my behavior in all other … Continue reading learn by doing
I was 26 the first time I skied. It was absolutely terrifying. I was on a 3% incline bunny hill and I was scared to death. Tiny kids were zipping around me while I was cursing under my breath at them. The worst of it was my husband, an expert skier, laughing at me. In retrospect, I understand … Continue reading second string
As I've mentioned before, I've been searching for full-time employment prior to my college graduation in mid-May. After a couple months (seriously, I started applying for jobs in February) of virtually zero leads, I found myself incredibly discouraged. Looking for jobs completely online almost did not feel like I was working towards anything real because more … Continue reading job hunting in the digital age
I've always felt as if I've been under an immense amount of pressure. Whether or not that pressure was self-inflicted or otherwise (aka by my mom), it was always looming. This pressure mostly manifested itself in school; my siblings and I were expected to do our very best. As my parents’ marriage deteriorated so did … Continue reading imposter syndrome and how to appreciate your achievements
Since, last week, I discussed my struggles with business casual, this week I'm turning to another element of my new half-career: makeup. That's vague, yes, I realize, but what I mean is, I started wearing nicer clothes but my face still looked rough. Oh, Mary, don't say that! You look fine! Okay, is that out … Continue reading mirror mirror on the wall
Last week marked a big change in my life: my first car, a bright blue Nissan hatchback, was traded in. It had a good run, considering I was the one driving it and, though I think myself a good driver, I'm not great at keeping material objects in one piece. The '08 Versa, purchased by my … Continue reading in memoriam: my first car