The “Seahorse” Approach to Networking

Does hearing the term “networking” make your skin crawl? Does it make you imagine uncomfortable conversations with stuffy people in suits who supposedly “can help you advance your career?” Probably because that’s all that you’ve seen of networking...or rather, that’s the only thing that you’ve seen that has formally been dubbed as “networking.” I know … Continue reading The “Seahorse” Approach to Networking

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Becoming Type B

As is well documented on this blog (as well as on my credit card statements…), I have fairly recently become a regular yoga practitioner. As someone who is inflexible, yoga is beneficial for me because it helps me to stretch out my muscles and slowly gain some flexibility. As an exercise, yoga is great because … Continue reading Becoming Type B

The Aging Human Body

It’s no secret that it’s basically impossible to be fully prepared for adulthood. We’re fumbling through it like our parents did and their parents before them. Sure, we knew that we would have to “be financially independent” and “clean up after ourselves...” But I was really unprepared for what growing up would do to...my body. … Continue reading The Aging Human Body

My Love/Hate Relationship with Routine

From what I’ve heard, when it comes to routine, there are two different kinds of people: people who like routine and people who prefer spontaneity/variety. In Myers-Briggs speak (because you know that I can’t talk about personality without talking about the MBTI), this is P(erceiving) vs J(udging). P’s (like me), lean more towards spontaneity and … Continue reading My Love/Hate Relationship with Routine

Why Would Anyone Want to Plan Their Own Vacation?

I’ve done some difficult things in my life. I graduated from college with two majors and a minor. I’ve battled with depression. I’ve suffered loss and grief. I've even made myself talk to a human at a drive-through when the Dunkin' app sent my coffee order to the wrong store. None of that was quite … Continue reading Why Would Anyone Want to Plan Their Own Vacation?

“The Chair”

They said we had to adult. They said we had to do all of the things. They said we had to wash all of our clothes after doing all of the things in them. Then we laughed and invented: The Chair. ...or rather, since leaving college, it’s more like “the ball of clothes on the … Continue reading “The Chair”

Things I’ve Learned While Working in an Office

These past 3 years that I have spent in the workforce have taught me a lot. Have they taught me about ambition and about taking pride in my work? Sure, whatever. More importantly, they have taught me the unique and fascinating habits of office culture. Here are some of those habits that I have come … Continue reading Things I’ve Learned While Working in an Office