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Hanging Up My Shingle

Posted by on Apr 28, 2013 in Blog Posts, Uncategorized, Work and Career, Writing | 0 comments

The semester is almost over, I’m graduating, and I’ve decided to give myself a few more months in D.C. searching for a job in the field. It’s a decision I’m very excited about, but in the meantime it means I’ll be living on my own without a regular paycheck in a not-inexpensive urban environment. To stretch my savings, I’m offering my services as a manuscript doctor, offering developmental critique of novels and short stories. I’ve done critiques for...

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Madwoman, Architect, Carpenter, Judge–the personalities of writing

Posted by on Apr 24, 2013 in Blog Posts, Uncategorized, Work and Career, Writing | 0 comments

Madwoman, Architect, Carpenter, Judge–the personalities of writing

This week my internship brought me to the Writing Staycation at the Writer’s Center of Bethesda, where my supervisor, Zahara Heckscher, is leading a dedicated group of writers on a 9-5 retreat with the goal of sharing ideas, considering mission and goals of writing, and most importantly getting some words down on the page. While I’m there to perform a number of internship duties (the staff at Trader Joe’s are becoming familiar with me) and to assist with the...

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Three doses of perspective

Posted by on Apr 15, 2013 in Blog Posts, Uncategorized, Work and Career | 0 comments

In order to make up for internship days missed while in Ghana, I worked 4 days last week instead of the usual two (class being canceled). Not only did I have plenty to catch up on, this was the week I also got to visit some consultations with my supervisor and join the other office interns for a personal sharing workshop–the kind of thing you only can get at an internship in the creative arts! Three statistics stood out this week and offered a healthy dose of perspective to my young,...

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Hello World

Posted by on Feb 10, 2013 in Blog Posts, Uncategorized, Work and Career | 0 comments

This blog happens to be started in the midst of a crisis of identity for me. I’ve just recently graduated college and am finishing one last semester in Washington, D.C. before…what? I’m making the shift from student to young professional. I think that young professional’s career will lie in the nonprofit sector, but anything more specific than that I’m still feeling out. In my time I’ve been a volunteer income tax preparer, a cashier, a library page, a...

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