To Whom It May Concern, I did not really know how to address this letter considering I was given absolutely no indication of who would be reading these applications at your company. All the websites I've looked at tell me to find the name of the person who hires people, but if you didn't provide … Continue reading An Honest Cover Letter
It's hard to create something that no one reads/watches/sees/listens to. It's hard to put something out into the world in general, but even harder when there's no one there on the other side. It feels isolating. In my case, it makes me not want to write -- to not even do the thing that I … Continue reading A Note on Failure.
I exploded my washing machine. Well, not exploded. But I tried to wash a new comforter and apparently it was too much for my washing machine to handle. It overflowed -- I just like to say that it exploded because it makes the story more interesting. I mopped up and extracted the now extremely soaked, detergent-ridden … Continue reading Thoughts From a Laundromat
[I already know this post is going to MONSTROUS, so it's coming at you in parts. It is also very late. But here's part one.] Welcome, family and friends who are reading this as well random strangers who just happened to stumble upon this blog. For those of you who don't know, I spent a … Continue reading I can’t come up with a clever name for this Iceland travel blog. (Part One).
Sunday, August 3rd I. LEAVE. FOR. ICELAND. IN. ONE. WEEK. I'm not freaking out - YOU'RE FREAKING OUT. Monday, August 4th My friend got a job far, far away in Philadelphia. For a while we were in similar positions -- both living at home, not knowing what we want to do with our lives. I'm … Continue reading I’m in a slump, so I should probably just buy a castle in Scotland.
Sunday, August 27th Forcing oneself to take naps in the afternoon when one is not really that tired to prepare oneself for an overnight shift at work that night will probably result in poor sleep. Monday, August 28th Likewise, sleeping until 1pm the day after working an overnight shift will probably result in a poor … Continue reading My Week: Lack of Sleep and Bad Moods – Correlation or Causation?
Yeah. Maybe they aren't. And maybe there's not a dream job for me. Before I start to sound too let's-all-feel-sorry-for-Teri-because-she's-giving-up-her-dreams-to-become-extremely-bitter-and-cynical, let's step back for a moment and let me explain. I wouldn't call it an epiphany exactly, a.k.a. this new outlook that I have. Maybe it will all go away in a few days and I'll … Continue reading Dream Jobs Aren’t For Everyone
I learned to procrastinate in high school. That was when I was finally involved in enough extracurriculars to actually consider myself "busy," to be tired enough at the end of the day to say, "No, I'm not going to start working on that essay tonight. I have 3 more days to get it done." The … Continue reading Procrastination
I’m struggling to hold myself accountable. For writing in this blog. For submitting pieces to be published. For writing something to new everyday. For job hunting. Should I go on? Accountability is different when the only one holding you accountable is yourself. I’m not very good at doing that. My favorite thing about school was … Continue reading A Post About Accountability and How I Seem to Have None
Graduating from college and becoming an “adult” is really just one big lesson in self-awareness. This week I interviewed for a job (spoiler alert: this is something I am very bad at), and in my conversation with the interviewer he brought up something that I’ve been hearing a lot lately. It was in response to … Continue reading Interviews Make Me Uncomfortable, but I Guess It’s Good to be Self-Aware