Becoming An Intern At 39

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By Heather Angiletta

I am a 39 year old intern.

It’s not a label I would have used. But this Christmas over a heartfelt walk with my father he named it, I was doing a year of internship.

As we walked around my sister’s farm catching up on my visit home, I sheepishly tried to excuse my lack of perceived career direction and explain how I filled my days that produced no pay check. I felt shame and guilt as I tried to articulate following my passions. My father simply looked at me and said, “you’re doing a year of internship”. Continue reading

New Year, New Grind: 5 Ways to Recharge Your Hustle for 2017

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By Eliza David

To say that 2016 was a rollercoaster is an understatement. We went through a lot this year: violence in the streets, endless high-profile deaths, and – of course – the most polarizing presidential election in recent history. One thing, however, that remains constant for all girlbosses is the grind. The hustle never sleeps but it needs to recharge before we usher it into the New Year.

With the holidays, family commitments, and festive celebrations taking up your already-packed schedule, how do you find time to map out your grind for the New Year? Continue reading

10 Things NOT To Do At Your Office Holiday Party

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By Christie Page

So it’s that time of year again when offices all across the lands are preparing for the annual office holiday party. And I know what you’ve been doing. You’ve been eyeballing all of the latest trends in hair and makeup, fashion and accessories so that you can finally shine. You’ll be out of the construct of office attire and able to put you best foot forward and perhaps cut loose a little with your office cohorts.

Well, I’m not here to tell you not to have a good time, but what I am here to do is help you with a little advice, from someone who has been “that girl” at more than one holiday party. So take it from me folks, if you want to enjoy yourself and not be the talk of the office for all the wrong reasons, let me give you some friendly suggestions. Don’t… Continue reading

If You Do What You Love, Then…

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By Kate Kole

Confession: I’m an inspirational quote enthusiast. I’ve pinned, ‘grammed, printed, and shared them in conversation. Not to mention, I’ve garnered quite the collection of notebooks covered with famous words of wisdom.

In my search for motivational sayings, I often scroll past or stumble upon some version of the sentiment that if you do what you enjoy, then you’ll never work a day in your life/have a problem with Mondays/need a vacation or escape. Continue reading

How I’m Learning To Call Myself A Writer

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By Jillian Stacia

“I notice you’re having trouble calling yourself a writer. Why do you think that is?”

It was 3:15 in the afternoon, and I was having introductory coffee with an assigned mentor from a local networking group. This was our first meeting and I had barely finished my skinny iced vanilla latte before she caught onto my biggest insecurity.

I struggle to call myself a writer. Continue reading

5 Ways To Balance Your Work and Personal Life – And Stay Sane

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By Kenon lamont Thompson

We all know the sensation of not having enough hours in the day. As cliché as it may sound, to those with jam packed schedules, the thought of 24 hours not being enough time in one day is actually a harsh reality. No matter if your schedule is consistently the same or a sporadic chaos that you just so happen to tame gracefully, utilizing every second to the best of your ability can seem more like a chore than a natural way of living. Continue reading