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One Millennial’s Path to Finding Meaningful Work

Originally published by about.me. After six months of an unfulfilling first job, Amanda Zimmerman took a jump and quit. Most recent grads are told they have to stick it out through their first job after college. They’re told to get some experience so they have something to put on their resume. Who cares if they… Read more »

4 MONTHS X 4 CITIES

The Story Behind the Journey

Mitch Jackson chatted with me about 4 Months X 4 Cities on Human Side Interviews and it was a blast! During her self-curated “nomadic adventure” Amanda spent 1 month in New York City, Austin, San Francisco, and Chicago. She met awesome people who feel truly passionate about what they do and took time to be adventurous… Read more »

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No Time For Regret

I’m really good at making decisions for myself. Unless influenced by others’ indecisiveness, I can generally look at a menu and figure out what I want to order in under a minute. I spend approximately 3 minutes choosing what to wear each morning (and NEVER plan the night before). Heck, I decided to make 4… Read more »

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This is What You Think is Hot?

Disclaimer: My feelings about Amy Schumer are very strong, so if this post comes off as a bit aggressive, that’s because it reflects my opinion. Dear young people – I’m not excluding older generations from reading this, I’m just picking on less-aged folks for a hot sec – in case you’ve been hiding under a massive pile… Read more »

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The Two Missing Ingredients

In my mind, I’d like to think that I’m bbfls with Abbi and Ilana, the best friend duo from the popular comedy show, Broad City…but I’m not (despite the fact that I’ve watched every episode at least two times since February). In fact, I will likely never ever meet these perfect women and even if… Read more »

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We’re All Just Improv-ing Our Way to the Top

“That’s what life’s all about – improvisation. We’re all just improv-ing our way to the top.” – said my friend Frankie over the phone after I told her I was on my way to my first improv class. Yup, improv. My “acting career” begins and ends at summer camp. It’s pretty much the only stage I’ve… Read more »

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When You Climb the “Mountain”: A Tale from Friday the 13th

What happens when you climb the mountain and the view is cloudy? This is no metaphor (though, I’ll certainly use it as one later in this post) – it comes from a tragic day that I co-experienced with one of my best friends from high school, Frankie, when she came to visit me in Austin last… Read more »

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Because You’ve Always Wanted to Read Someone’s Journal…

Date: December 19, 2014 (10 days after quitting my job & 2 days before the birth of 4 Months X 4 Cities) Time: Somewhere between 12:30pm & 5:45pm Place: On a bus from DC to NYC to visit friends for the weekend I write in my journal… I think that within just the past few days… Read more »

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I’m Not Nuts, I Just Wanna Feel it All.

We all just want to feel it all, don’t we? We want to experience our time on Earth in the fullest sense and are consistently toying with the projector of our life to bring our happy future into focus. And while never-ceasing happiness seems just about as mythical as a unicorn-ghost with the ability to… Read more »

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Stop Drinking that 9-to-5 Kool-aid

Do you ever wake up and, as you lift your delicate cranium from your mediocre pillow, say to yourself, “Wow, I am just totally on the right path with my life these days”… yeah, me neither. Though recently, for the first time in a long time I feel like I’m starting to build the right path for… Read more »

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  • Untitled design (55)

    One Millennial’s Path to Finding Meaningful Work

    Originally published by about.me. After six months of an unfulfilling first job, Amanda Zimmerman took a jump and quit. Most recent grads are told they have to stick it out through their first job after college. They’re told to get some experience so they have something to put on their resume. Who cares if they… Read more »

  • 4 MONTHS X 4 CITIES

    The Story Behind the Journey

    Mitch Jackson chatted with me about 4 Months X 4 Cities on Human Side Interviews and it was a blast! During her self-curated “nomadic adventure” Amanda spent 1 month in New York City, Austin, San Francisco, and Chicago. She met awesome people who feel truly passionate about what they do and took time to be adventurous… Read more »

  • Untitled design (53)

    No Time For Regret

    I’m really good at making decisions for myself. Unless influenced by others’ indecisiveness, I can generally look at a menu and figure out what I want to order in under a minute. I spend approximately 3 minutes choosing what to wear each morning (and NEVER plan the night before). Heck, I decided to make 4… Read more »

  • Untitled design (50)

    This is What You Think is Hot?

    Disclaimer: My feelings about Amy Schumer are very strong, so if this post comes off as a bit aggressive, that’s because it reflects my opinion. Dear young people – I’m not excluding older generations from reading this, I’m just picking on less-aged folks for a hot sec – in case you’ve been hiding under a massive pile… Read more »

  • Untitled design (33)

    The Two Missing Ingredients

    In my mind, I’d like to think that I’m bbfls with Abbi and Ilana, the best friend duo from the popular comedy show, Broad City…but I’m not (despite the fact that I’ve watched every episode at least two times since February). In fact, I will likely never ever meet these perfect women and even if… Read more »

  • Untitled design (23)

    We’re All Just Improv-ing Our Way to the Top

    “That’s what life’s all about – improvisation. We’re all just improv-ing our way to the top.” – said my friend Frankie over the phone after I told her I was on my way to my first improv class. Yup, improv. My “acting career” begins and ends at summer camp. It’s pretty much the only stage I’ve… Read more »

  • Untitled design (25)

    When You Climb the “Mountain”: A Tale from Friday the 13th

    What happens when you climb the mountain and the view is cloudy? This is no metaphor (though, I’ll certainly use it as one later in this post) – it comes from a tragic day that I co-experienced with one of my best friends from high school, Frankie, when she came to visit me in Austin last… Read more »

  • Untitled design (18)

    Because You’ve Always Wanted to Read Someone’s Journal…

    Date: December 19, 2014 (10 days after quitting my job & 2 days before the birth of 4 Months X 4 Cities) Time: Somewhere between 12:30pm & 5:45pm Place: On a bus from DC to NYC to visit friends for the weekend I write in my journal… I think that within just the past few days… Read more »

  • Untitled design (16)

    I’m Not Nuts, I Just Wanna Feel it All.

    We all just want to feel it all, don’t we? We want to experience our time on Earth in the fullest sense and are consistently toying with the projector of our life to bring our happy future into focus. And while never-ceasing happiness seems just about as mythical as a unicorn-ghost with the ability to… Read more »