One of the best things I did in college was intern at Northwestern’s alumni magazine. They taught me about magazine production from start to finish. They let me write full length feature stories. They sent me out to write about International students and Third Culture Kids, which planted the seed for creating DenizenMag.com. And most importantly, for a kid who moved to the U.S. by herself, they were an incredibly kind staff who went out of their way to support […]
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One thing I’ve learned from dating the “Jared Species” is that each winter, he undergoes a physical transformation where he becomes fixated on a new signature style. Last year, it was the City Sports T-Shirt. This year, it’s Neon. Unlike City Sports T-Shirts, I’ve learned that neon can be incorporated into almost every item of dress. T-shirts. Belts. Shoes. Athletic shorts. Sunglasses. To prevent Jared from blinding nearby pedestrians, we instituted a new house rule: only two pieces of neon […]
Jared got really sick of me whining about how I didn’t have enough time to work on DenizenMag.com. “So why don’t you just do something about it?” he said one day. “Take a week off. Get it done.”
26 was a year of a lot of traveling and growing up and having fun. I feel very blessed to be surrounded by amazing family and friends. Thank you for being a part of my life. Here’s to 27!
Every MLK weekend for the last two years, Jared and I have joined a group of 30 friends on an epic ski trip weekend. Because we both like to cook, both years we’ve made Saturday night dinner for the entire group. Cooking from scratch for 30 friends is a huge undertaking when you’re not a professional chef with professional equipment, but it’s totally doable. In the spirit of documentation, here’s what we’ve learned. Step 1: Plan a Smart Menu Know […]
I recently started working for a “distributed” company, which is sort of a dream come true for a Third Culture Kid like me. The company that is “distributed” means that it’s scattered across different locations, and everyone works wherever they are. As someone who’s pretty much always had a normal desk job, the transition was pretty rough on me. It’s now been almost three months, and this new gig has completely changed the way I work, and for the better. […]
Jared and I love hosting parties in our home, and over the last year, a fun tradition has emerged. Before every party, we turn our kitchen chalkboard into a trivia board for our guests to enjoy. So… this means that over the last year, I’ve developed a love for trivia questions. So I don’t actually like playing trivia (I’m pretty terrible at it), but I really, really enjoy making up the questions. This weekend, I made a set of trivia […]
Recently, I got dinner with a wonderful group of women I’m beginning to call my motivation team. It’s not that they’re my best friends, or that we gab on the phone every week. It’s that we are all working women who strive for success in our careers, and we respect each other for having passion-driven aspirations.