I started blogging 15 years ago. There's value in writing something longer, with actual paragraphs and bigger thoughts. It's easier to read and find older blog posts. And because they take longer to put together, blog posts feel less disposable compared to Tweets.
Almost every modern woman goes through the struggle described in the Cool Girl rant of the book Gone Girl. "Why don't men like me? Am I not thin/funny/smart/chill/hot/guy-like enough? Do I remind them too much of their mothers? Do I come off as too needy or not interesting enough for them? What the hell is the issue?"
No matter what, moving is expensive. There's the cost of time: sorting through your belongings, figuring out what you want to put in storage, what you want to bring to the new place, what you're going to sell at a garage sale or donate and give away.
I almost started a fire in my apartment over the weekend. I thought the bottom compartment of my gas stove was just like every electric oven I've ever used: where you put your aprons and extra pans. I quickly learned it was not.
I've been in New York for two weeks. It's long enough for me to fill a kitchen with the necessities, unpack my stuff, and for things to finally sink in. That I live here. That I go to Columbia. I can plan to do things and see friends weeks from now. The dream is finally real, and now it's time to get to work.
I use Twitter a lot. It's helped my career immensely, tided me over when I was in jobs that didn't fit, as well as helped me worked out ideas about life, my career and my industry at all hours of the day. Even though I am a woman who is a visible minority and a … Continue reading Why I stick to using Twitter
Last night, I wrote about being here at Columbia University for my MA program and feeling like I was getting a j-school do-over. And then I wrote out what I could.