Category: Life Lessons

“I Learned to Write by Writing”

After days of seeing it everywhere on the internet, I finally got around to watching Neil Gaiman’s recent graduation speech at the University of the Arts. If you haven’t seen it yet, stop what you are doing and watch it. Trust me: As evinced by the title of this post, what stuck out to me

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The Black Hole of Creativity

I’m a homebody. I like tradition. I like schedules. I like routine. But when it comes to sitting down and writing something – anything – I need the exact opposite. This weekend, I had plans. Big plans. (Aren’t they always?). I had plans to get a move on with some planned post for this blog, plus

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Learning to Question

I’m not one for reading the “classics.”  Oh, most are well and good, I suppose, but only a few have I found that I actually enjoyed, or, at the very least, appreciates.  Yet, it seems that I have a certain Joseph Conrad, of Heart of Darkness fame, to thank for my current mode of thinking.

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Inspiration: Penelope!

First:  I’m not a fashion-type person.  Yes, I love watching Project Runway, but you wouldn’t catch me dead in just about any of the fashion on that show.  Usually, I’m a wear-whatever-feels-comfortable person, but since I got to college and realized I need to grow up at some point, as well as realizing that the

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Concerning Cover Letters

As a second-semester senior, I suppose I’ll be writing quite a few cover letters, but for now, there’s only one: the last one. I’ve written cover letters before, but they’ve all been written off in a flurry of productivity.  This one?  Well… I just finished (read: 2 hours ago) a cover letter for an internship

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5 Life Lessons from a Traffic Jam

Recently, I had the dubious pleasure of returning to my fabulous university via plane, train (well, subway), and, yes, automobile.  Thanks to this last mode of transportation, I returned to school slightly later than anticipated (read: at least an hour, maybe 2), but came up with the following gems of wisdom for you lovely folks:

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