On Things I've Learned, and What I Got Paid For Them

I think I am that person (who tries to fix things after the first meeting and then wonders why it didn't work out)! D: How to fix this, heeelp?

Posted on November 21, 2014 at 3:45 pm 1

On 1 Thing Will Make You Jump (Jump)

I also dropped my phone yesterday and need to get the screen fixed! Not today, today my One Thing is to make the dinner I bought the ingredients days ago. (But yay, leftovers!)

Posted on November 20, 2014 at 3:50 pm 0

On You Can't Afford To Be Fat At Work

"voicing their very real fear that their privilege might be taken away from them — their social capital and, with it, their actual capital" - Do you think this might make me motivated to lose some (more) weight? No, for realz, I think this is horrible. :(

Posted on November 14, 2014 at 9:56 am 0

On On Safety Nets vs. Spending Now

Uuuugh, I have so many stories about saving money only to end up spending it on something that was not what I wanted to save up for, like groceries, or rent, or a new laptop when the last pretty much exploded. I'm very much looking forward to reading that story, Nicole, if only to have someone to commiserate with!

Posted on November 13, 2014 at 5:21 pm 0

On Good Morning! How'd Y'all Sleep?

@inthepost I wrote most of my senior thesis during 8pm - 3am, then slept until midday, did some random stuff (seeing some friends, laundry, other homework etc.) until late in the evening, wrote some more. Too bad my work schedule these days requires me to be up and about at 8am at latest, otherwise I'd probably still be on this kind of a rythm. I got so much done!

Posted on November 12, 2014 at 2:04 pm 0

On Who's Taking Care of Your Baby?

Ooh, this was lovely! Also Meaghan, you're pretty much living my dream life for this day and age (having a baby while still not too old! writing freelance for living! in New York!) and I often feel self-defeating for wondering about my chances of ever getting to do any of those things. But as you have wonderfully pointed out, it would never be easy no matter who's there to take care of the baby.

Posted on October 1, 2014 at 4:34 pm 0

On The Whelps of Wall Street: What It's Like to Work as a Junior Banker in the Post-Crisis Era

I found this super interesting too! I definitely want to read the book now. The whole Wall St phenomenon seems so far and so near at the same time on this side of the Euro-crisis. I kind of agree with @jquick though, they were probably lying (to themselves at least).

Posted on February 19, 2014 at 5:03 pm 0

On The Unemployed Extrovert

As a fellow extrovert, this really rang a bell! When I first moved out from my parents, I was lucky to get a studio apartment just for myself. I mean, who would want some smelly roommates anyway? Well, I'm not sure spending the following three years horribly depressed was a very good idea either. These days I'm feeling (much!) better, but I'm seriously considering "downgrading" to a shared apartment with roommates, just to have people to talk to on a regular basis. (I do have quite a lot of friends, but even they are not around every single day just to keep me entertained.)

Posted on February 11, 2014 at 6:35 pm 0

On The Evolution of Understanding How to Get a Job

This is SO TRUE. Though I would switch 6 with 9 (then it would describe my life/progression perfectly, as I'm struggling somewhere between 6 and 10).

Posted on February 11, 2014 at 6:25 pm 0