Denizen is an online magazine that publishes essays from Third Culture Kids around the world. I launched it in the fall of 2008. I’ve made so many, many mistakes working on Denizen over the years. Here’s the advice I would give to myself if I were starting it today.
For the last two years, I’ve had two extra roommates in the roof. I don’t know their names, but I usually call them Mr. and Mrs. Squirrel. They’re the worst kind of roommate: they don’t pay rent, they’re terribly noisy, and they eat the walls.
Enter Fancy Hands, an awesome online tool my colleague Paul introduced me to. For $30 a month, I get a virtual concierge service that helps make me more productive, by doing a lot of the time-consuming pre-research for me.
I recently had a close friend have one of those movie-like scenarios where she had two weeks to make a life-changing decision. She was given two options, and her choice would impact her career, where she lived, and her relationship.