Four lessons from working on the road

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//Photo Taken By Christina Slaton//  After losing my job earlier this year, my soul craved a big change. So when my dad suggested doing some event contract work for his company, I jumped at the opportunity. Not because I wanted to pursue a new career path, but because this job would pay for me to travel to different cities every weekend, and I figured there’s nothing …

The good boyfriend: This CEO takes a pay cut and gives out raises

The Good Boyfriend

//Photo Courtesy: ABC News // Hearts Courtesy of Your’s Truly// Yesterday morning  I was brewing my coffee and catching up on emails when a news story on the Today Show surprisingly caught my attention. And as a show that basically serves as background noise until Kathy Lee and Hoda come on, that’s saying something. Of course I’m talking about the news of Dan Price, CEO of the Seattle …

Time working hard is NOT always time well spent

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//Photo Courtesy: The Transatlantic// I’ve always considered myself a hard worker. Whenever I have to dig in and get shit done, I’m up for it. Bring. It. On. I think a part of it has to do with being genuinely excited about work. I love being busy, and despite the bad boyfriend jobs of the past, I love getting to work on new things. But I …

The best kind of first date

First Date

Today marks four years from my boyfriend and I’s very first date. As you know, my relationship posts are largely (err entirely) inspired by this man, so I figured the least I could do is reflect on the moment that started it all. See, I’m all about the tragically funny first date stories – seriously I live for them. Unfortunately, this is not that kind of …

Office Politics: Know the players and play to win

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Office politics. It just sounds dirty doesn’t it? Truly, I challenge you to think of a time when those words were said, and anything good followed. Hard isn’t it? If you haven’t yet felt the clean slap in the face that is the corporate political system, then I commend your choice of employer. I’d also like your recruiter’s phone number. In my last few corporate …

Why every 20-something should watch Married At First Sight

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//New obsession alert: Married At First Sight// Normally I keep my reality TV talk under wraps, but today I feel compelled to share my thoughts on one of my recent discoveries (and obsessions), the A&E matchmaking reality show Married At First Sight. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the premise, the show follows three couples through the social experiment of being, quite literally, married …