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What I’ve Learned in My First Job Out of College

Good morning!  I hope you had a lovely weekend.  As I promised on Friday, I didn’t do much other than catch up on the best show that has ever been on television (Grey’s Anatomy) and finish some work I put off during the week, so I don’t have any photos to share today.  Instead, below is a guest post I recently wrote for Girls Actually.  I felt old and creepy almost as soon as I started working on it (the audience for that site is a bit younger than mine), but watching ten episodes of Grey’s took precedence over coming up with a new idea.  So, without further ado…

Career Lessons I Learned in My First Job Out of College

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My work environment looks nothing like this but please roll with it

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I’m Back!

Well, seems I haven’t made much time to blog over the past month.  The weeks leading up to Black Friday got busy at work, and the holiday season and all that comes with it started right after.

I’ve always struggled to find a balance between having fun and doing serious work, whether it’s related to my day job or writing.  By that I mean I’m kind of uptight and have held myself back from going out with friends or trying something new in order to stay in my room and study or just wait for the next day to come so I could start over.

I didn’t think much about how I missed out until I graduated from Michigan and started working.  There was no epiphany or single event that brought it on; maybe just the realization that I wouldn’t live in the same neighborhood as the people I’d shared the college experience with and come to care about anymore.

Over the last couple years I’ve tried to swing to a healthier balance (okay, I’ve tried most of the time — I’m a textbook introvert!).  In November and December that’s resulted in the neglect of my blog and being one of the only people doing tequila shots at the company holiday party, but ’tis the season, I guess.  I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving, and here are some pictures from the past few weeks:


Girls weekend in Pittsburgh


Detroit the night before Thanksgiving


Bruce J. Whitefoot

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Hollister holiday party at The Big Bang

New Years Group Dinner

Christmas dinner with family friends