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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

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The Importance of Having an At-Home Office

I’ve been working from home for six months now, and I’m enjoying it far more than I thought I would. When our office first began working from home, I was worried that I would struggle. As an extrovert, would I be able to handle being isolated from my coworkers and friends? Would I still be able to be productive at home? How would I maintain … Continue reading The Importance of Having an At-Home Office

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“Upholder” Guilt

“I find it interesting that you feel guilty while relaxing, Renata. That’s typically an “Upholder” trait. Are you an overachiever?” “In recovery, yes.” This is a conversation that I had with my coach during one of our sessions when I mentioned that I hate the fact that I feel guilty for having downtime. Apparently, feeling unable to do nothing without hating yourself makes me an … Continue reading “Upholder” Guilt