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Renata’s Guide to Making Friends in Your Twenties

Making friends in your twenties while out in the “real world” is hard. And it’s even harder now that we’re all mostly stuck inside. Back in college, it was so easy. At my college, for the most part, students lived on campus (can anyone say captive audience?). You saw the same people at every event and eventually decided to be friends based on your common … Continue reading Renata’s Guide to Making Friends in Your Twenties

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What I Love about Translation

Do you have a skill that you recognize is actually rather difficult but you’re really great at and love doing? That’s translation for me. Translation lies at the intersection of foriegn language, culture, and writing. If you don’t know any of the language or culture of the language you’re translating from, you won’t understand the text and its nuances. If you’re not a skilled writer, … Continue reading What I Love about Translation

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Things I Didn’t Know Were on My Bucket List: Music Edition

As I mentioned in a previous post, I don’t exactly have a “bucket list.” My fear of not completing my goals keeps me from making goals that I’m not sure that I can keep. There are, however, times in my life where I’ve looked around and realized that I was living a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Things that would definitely be on my bucket list if I … Continue reading Things I Didn’t Know Were on My Bucket List: Music Edition