Just another liberal arts degree holder looking for career fulfillment in all the wrong places.
Body Art as an Act of Defiance
I’ve always had long hair. My father insisted that my sister and I never cut our hair, so we perpetually looked like Samara/Sadako from “The Ring.” My father and my mother were divorced, but at one point, they tried to make it work and she moved in with us for a short time.
Thank you, Dustin
Dear Dustin, At the risk of insulting everyone that I have a deep connection with, I can confidently say that you are the one person who truly understands me. When we lived together, you saw me in every state – depressed, drunk, happy, heartbroken, angry, playful, and so many more. Yet, you never made me felt judged. You were always, and still are, supportive of me.
Romantic Quarantine Lies
Now that the pandemic had wreaked its havoc on the world and had finally abated, restaurants were gasping back to life. Occasionally, people still wore face masks, even if they were ill with the common cold or the flu. This was normal in her culture, but it wasn’t normal here in the United States.
Advice for Awkward Work E-Mail Situations
You’ve been hired at an office job—congratulations! Welcome to the world of stable (hopefully) hours and health benefits. There are all kinds of pitfalls to working in an office environment that you may find yourself unprepared for. For me, a more shy and introverted kind of person, I was unprepared for the world of awkward e-mail situations.
The Corporate Bathroom
Amazingly, fully grown adults in a professional setting still seem to have trouble with sharing a restroom. I’m looking at you, Ms. Doesn’t-Flush-And-Doesn’t-Care, and you, Mr. Takes-Phone-Calls-While-On-The-Toilet.
How Looking for a New Job Feels Like Looking for Love
Looking for a new job is like dating. For some people, dating and searching for jobs is an exciting enterprise. For me, both are tedious and soul-crushing. Whichever kind of person you are, it’s easy to see the parallels between searching for a new job or a new partner.