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Too true. | “I don’t admittedly know what will work out in five years, but I know that it must be somewhat different than what I do today.” -Christoph Niemann/@abstractsunday

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An Artsy Fartsy Weekend

Having checked out a bunch of art events in town this past weekend, I really had the chance to connect with the creative side of me that used to draw, paint, set type, bind books, etc.

Immersing myself in all this creativity made me realize that though I’m not pursuing art/design professionally right now, it’s still a huge part of me and I don’t define myself solely by my current career path.

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Not just a journalist

Mountain biking in the Harz region in Germany circa 2015.


One key thing I’ve learned as a job seeker is that my identity isn’t entirely defined by my profession. Realizing this has been helpful for me in dealing with the ups and downs of carving out a career for myself (without the slightest idea how to go about doing it).

So yes, I’m a journalist, but I’m also…

  • a thrill-seeker
  • an avid reader of fictional literature
  • a mountain biker
  • a linguist
  • a nonconformist
  • a weight lifter
  • a mentor for those looking to go abroad
  • an artist / creative content creator
  • a baker
  • a vintage moped owner
  • a future motorcyclist
  • a former Corporate, Culture & English Trainer
  • a cosmopolite
  • an amateur cook
  • a trained graphic designer
  • a liberalist
  • a diary keeper
  • a chocolate enthusiast
  • a runner
  • etc.