adulthood

I try to start every day with a to-do list. Some days I get it all done. Some days I completely forget to even make a list. Most days I am somewhere in-between, crossing out the easier items with satisfaction and rolling over the rest to the next day’s list. Order business cards. Work on […]

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A Guide to Professional Goal Setting

“The end of the year is a great time for every career girl to reflect on what she has accomplished over the past twelve months, and also to set goals for the upcoming new year. Goal setting is simple and doesn’t require much of your time, yet it keeps you on track by promoting self-awareness […]

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Balance Act

“Our generation is known for finding meaning and balance in all that we do, both in and out of the workplace. Research has shown that we, Generation Y (those born in-between 1980 and 2000), value fulfillment over financial compensation. We care more about serving a greater economic or social purpose than we do about the […]

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Dropping the Guilt

Have you ever experienced something and once you were done with it, you were left in a state of complete and utter bewilderment? A breakup. A fight with a best friend. A disagreement with a coworker. During it you speak slowly, try not to overreact, and do your best to stay calm. You struggle to […]

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Giving Up the Security Blanket

Have you ever experienced a time when you have hit a goal or achieved a significant milestone, and all the feelings you are feeling are just so anticlimactic? You don’t feel elated. You don’t feel triumphant. You just feel kind of, meh. Tonight I have my last shift at the restaurant, and as happy as […]

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15 Life Lessons from a Customer Service Professional

Customer Service is what I do all day every day. I am a Customer Service Representative for a biotech company, work as a server at one the best steak houses in San Diego, and am a Game Day Representative for the San Diego Chargers. I specialize in making people happy. A lot of my days, […]

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Ambition, Hustling, and Finding Purpose

One of the most powerful things we can do is to decide what we want. To do this, we must get to know ourselves. What makes us tick? What fulfills us? What do we want our lives to look like in five, ten, or twenty years? We must take a stand in our beliefs, choose […]

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On Achieving Success as a Twenty-Something

People say not to work for the paycheck, and that money does not equal success. But I would argue that, in some ways, your income does represent how far you have come and what you have achieved. If you are self-employed, or part of a start-up, then perhaps not so much. However, I am someone […]

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The Career Girl’s Survival Guide

This week, I hit the six month mark at my new job. Which also happens to be my first career job. Which also happens to be the first time I have ever worked an 8 to 5 schedule for longer than a summer break. These past six months have been a whirlwind, and I’m astonished […]

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Somewhere In-between

“If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans.” -Woody Allen As a twenty-something, I often feel that I am trying to find a comfortable middle ground between making things happen and letting go. I firmly believe that the universe is working with me to help me achieve my biggest dreams, but […]

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