Is publishing the right career for me?

Lee & Low Books recently came out with their 2019 Diversity in Publishing Baseline Survey Results. The statistics were disappointing–but not surprising. At the same time, they affirm why I feel like I’m at a crossroads with my potential career path in publishing. I was especially struck by the statistics of higher diversity in internsContinue reading “Is publishing the right career for me?”

Post-Grad Month 6: Content creation

Life feels a little different when we’re pivoting into a new year. I’ve been seeing posts about what people have accomplished in the past decade and realized that I basically finished middle school, high school, and college from 2009-2019. FUN TIMES! Part of why life feels different right now is because my internship is overContinue reading “Post-Grad Month 6: Content creation”

Post-Grad Month 4 & 5: Leaning into inexperience

Settling into a new routine can be disorienting, but I’m also slowing down in a way that’s necessary for me. I recently finished my internship with the 1947 Partition Archive, and I love interning at Avalon Travel so far. Taking my own advice on fluid routines, I’ve been figuring out what’s best for me, especiallyContinue reading “Post-Grad Month 4 & 5: Leaning into inexperience”

Ways to conceptualize your English major

People tend to look at humanities degrees in a simplified or stereotyped lens. Common perceptions about people with humanities backgrounds are that they’re studying topics that are becoming increasingly irrelevant in our digital age or are going to struggle making money in the job market. This may or may not be true and is contextualContinue reading “Ways to conceptualize your English major”

How I found a fluid Post-Grad routine

Routines are something that I gravitate toward. I love learning how people parcel out their time and what could potentially work for me. In Keep Going, Austin Kleon (an artist & writer who has phenomenal books on creativity) says that no matter what the weather is or the mood he’s in that day, he goes on a walkContinue reading “How I found a fluid Post-Grad routine”

Post-Grad Month 3: Let it Fall

Peet’s came out with their fall beverages, so that means it’s officially fall. I’m determined to live my best fall life, because why not? It’s such a beautiful time of the year: the crackled leaves, the “spicy” candle scents, the coziness, the touch of spooky in the air from back-to-school dread. My sister and I recently bakedContinue reading “Post-Grad Month 3: Let it Fall”

Post-Grad Month 2: Recalibrating my goals

I’ve had some interesting experiences and reflective moments lately that I want to share for this 2-month update on my post-grad experience. At some point this summer, I started feeling bad that I haven’t been making tangible progress toward my goals, but I recently realized that I just need to recalibrate my expectations. I’ve beenContinue reading “Post-Grad Month 2: Recalibrating my goals”

Post-Grad Month 1: A month of change

It’s been a little over a month since I graduated from Mills, and I wasn’t ready for the big adjustment. I don’t think anyone can be ready for it. I especially wasn’t ready to blog about it. Right now, it just feels like summer vacation and that I’ll go back to school in August. AndContinue reading “Post-Grad Month 1: A month of change”

5 Post-undergrad lessons

1.Take care of your body & mind first: you might want to jump into your goals head-first, but it’s okay to take time for yourself and listen to your needs. Make sure to give yourself some grace; sometimes you don’t want to do anything productive and that’s okay 2.Reconnect with friends: you could be feeling a senseContinue reading “5 Post-undergrad lessons”