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Sunday Scribblings #96 – Umbrella

Happy Sunday, everyone! Every Wednesday, blogging buddy Aaron over at The Confusing Middle posts a “Sunday Scribblings” prompt for other bloggers to ponder and respond to on the following Sunday. If you’re a blogger looking for more inspiration, I highly recommend jumping in and joining in on the fun! This week’s prompt is: Umbrella! Because of my recent dental surgery (tweet about it below), general … Continue reading Sunday Scribblings #96 – Umbrella

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Getting Real with Paul: Hanging Up Memories

This is a guest post for my “Getting Real” series. On this blog, we provide “pure human content,” and truly get real. I wanted to give other bloggers the opportunity to come on here and get real with me! I am so excited for the opportunity to invite other bloggers to join me and share their life experience and big feels. Interested in sending over … Continue reading Getting Real with Paul: Hanging Up Memories

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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 Learned While Interviewing for Graduate School: Part 2

This post is a continuation of Wednesday’s post about What I Learned While Interviewing for Graduate School. You can find part 1 here.   Rutgers University Rutgers was probably the most unique visit of the four, most pointedly because I had reached my limit. Rutgers happened two weeks after USF, and I thought that was enough time for me to recoup at home. It decidedly … Continue reading Things I Learned While Interviewing for Graduate School: Part 2

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Things I Learned While Interviewing for Graduate School: Part 1

Graduate school isn’t for everyone (it really wasn’t for me), but some years ago, I was dead set on getting my MA in Student Affairs. Looking back, while I know that I made the right decision to not attend graduate school, I can also see that interviewing for graduate school taught me a lot about myself. As cliché as it is, the journey is more … Continue reading Things I Learned While Interviewing for Graduate School: Part 1