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A new job, and a few of my favorite podcasts

After two glorious weeks of funemployment, today is my first day of work at Gimlet Media! My official title is East Coast Account Executive, which basically means I'm selling podcast ads and branded podcasts in NYC and beyond. I'm stoked to be...
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From the archives // Because it’s commencement speech season

There are some posts in the archives that are just as relevant now as they were when I wrote them (up to six years ago!). Once a week, I share one of my favorite posts that I still love to read today. Enjoy–and please forgive the use of Instagram...
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From the archives // The best advice my mom has given me

There are some posts in the archives that are just as relevant now as they were when I wrote them (up to six years ago). Once a week, I share one of my favorite posts that I still love to read today--and this one is in special honor of my mom's...
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Six years, and still going

Six years ago, I decided to quit my stable, well-paying, miracle-in-a-recession job to move to France. I bought a domain name, convinced a friend to design a logo, applied my very basic HTML knowledge and decided to start a blog without a very clear...
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What I’d tell my college senior self

Let me start by saying this: I am not as successful as I want to be, and I'm OK with that. As happy as I am with my life right now, I'm the type of person who is always looking days, weeks, years into the future and trying to figure out what I need...
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From the archives // How to save money while living in NYC

There are some posts in the archives that are just as relevant now as they were when I wrote them (up to six years ago!). Once a week, I share one of my favorite posts that I still love to read today. Enjoy–and please forgive the use of Instagram...
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From the archives // The wise words of Kurt Nordstrom

There are some posts in the archives that are just as relevant now as they were when I wrote them (up to six years ago!). Once a week, I share one of my favorite posts that I still love to read today. Enjoy--and please forgive the use of Instagram...
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Notes on my morning routine

"Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper." That's one of my favorite quotes when it comes to nutrition (mostly because breakfast is my favorite meal!), but I've realized that it also applies to my full commitment to a...
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Notes on being unapologetic (and celebrating criticism)

"What other people think of you is not your business," said Deepak Chopra. "If you start to make that business your business, you will be offended for the rest of your life." Haters gonna hate. That's just a fact of life, right? We might not know the...
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Notes on savoring the moment

"To look at everything always as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time: Thus is your time on earth filled with glory." When I reread A Tree Grows in Brooklyn last year—one of my favorite books, and one that I could read...
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