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Get shit done and be nice, or notes on success

One of the most common questions I receive (especially from young women) is around my career outside of this blog: how did I get my job? How do I balance work with my blog? How do I travel so much while holding down a full-time job? And what advice...
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My favorite female-led businesses to support

I'm a big believer in experiences over things, and that I'd rather have fewer, better things. Perhaps my favorite tradition is one that my now-fiance and I started last year: instead of getting each other a big gift, we treated each other to a trip...
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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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Notes on being engaged

Real talk: when you get engaged, people immediately start asking about the wedding. IMMEDIATELY.Growing up, I never aspired to be a bride or daydreamed about a fairytale wedding or wanted a big diamond ring. I wanted to be a soccer player, a lawyer,...
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Four years in the big city

“There are roughly three New Yorks. There is, first, the New York of the man or woman who was born here, who takes the city for granted and accepts its size and its turbulence as natural and inevitable. Second, there is the New York of the commuter —...
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Notes on politics (and why I’m with her)

I don't really like talking about politics. It can get messy and confrontational and emotional, and it can make it hard to stay optimistic or feel like it's possible to make a difference. It's especially crazy and divisive times in this election...
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Notes on having it all

Whereas previous generations of women might have been raised to be wives and mothers, it feels like today we grow up aiming to have it all: career, relationship, kids, house, and Instagram-envy-inducing vacations as the cherry on top. There is a...
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Introducing: Gertie the pug!

We brought home our pug puppy on Friday, and we are over the moon in love with her! Her official name is Gertrude Rose, but she shall affectionately be known as GERTIE from here on out. She's super chill and funny and honestly, I'm pretty sure she's...
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Notes on moving in with a SO

My boyfriend and I moved in together about eight months ago (where has time gone?!): it's been all sorts of domestic bliss, but it's also a pretty big life and relationship change that comes with some challenges. This is the first time I've lived...
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Notes on turning 28

Traveling solo can be lonely, but it can also be a cure to loneliness. I started the "every birthday in another country" goal when I was living in France and Australia, when I was creating a life overseas and struggling to make friends and generally...
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