Your Feedback Makes No Sense: A Comprehensive Guide On How To Suck All The Joy Out Of The Creative Process
If you’ve ever worked on any tangentially creative project, you’ll know that feedback can make or break the process. There’s an ebb and flow of emotions that comes along with creating something for someone else for money. You get the brief, start off excited to tackle it and get to building something out of thin…
I’m Tired Of Waking Up To A World On Fire
You know those pictures of cute little raccoons in big fluffy blankets? I feel like that raccoon. Only the blanket is on fire and I am in a state of paralyzed distress. I’m finding it hard to write these days. Well, that’s not true, it’s more accurate to say “this year”. I’d been blaming it…
The Definitive Amsterdam English Bookstore Book Tour
Looking for English books in Amsterdam? You’ve come to the right place. As someone who loves 1) books, 2) a bargain, and 3) giving unsolicited advice, I’ve combined all three, and put together the Definitive Amsterdam English Bookstore Book tour. What is this Definitive Amsterdam English Bookstore Book Tour? The Definitive Amsterdam English Bookstore Book…
An Honest Tenancy Application To A Potential Landlord
Application letters are nerve-wracking, especially tenancy applications. Writing a half-page introduction that’s meant to persuade a person you’ve never met that you are equal parts capable and likable, is a nightmare to get right. Because, up until recently, I was in the unfortunate situation of searching for an apartment in Amsterdam, I’ve had to write…
Apartment-Hunting in Amsterdam: A Day In The Life Of A Disillusioned Renter
With the lease to my current apartment expiring too soon for comfort, what started as casually looking for a new apartment to rent has turned into an intense sprint. To give you a taste of what this looks like, here’s some insight into the bleak state of the Amsterdam rental market.
I Read 100 Books In 2021: Here Were My Top 20
In 2021, I read 100 books. It might have meant spending the two weeks leading up to New Year’s speedreading eight books, but what matters is that in the end, I made it. Of the 100, I’m highlighting 20 of my favorite reads last year, in no particular order.
Realistic New Year’s Resolutions I’ll Be Making This Year
Having achieved none of my 2021 resolutions, I’ve decided to take a more realistic approach for 2022. This year, I’ve reworked all my failed resolutions of yore into something more achievable.
Why Growing Up In A Small Town Isn’t Boring
If you’ve ever grown up in a small town where nothing ever happens, you know what it’s like to have to get creative with your free time. We did our best to fill our free time with creative and chaotic activities that I’ve only realized in retellings during adulthood were maybe a little strange. Here…
Holiday Gift Guides Suck: A Case Study
If you’ve turned to gift guides this holiday season, you may have realized a lot of them suck. Let’s look at one of the most baffling gift guides I’ve come across, perfect for antagonizing the teenage girl in your life.
How I Beat Impostor Syndrome: Lessons Learned From Running Events Across Europe
My first job It turned out to be a crash course in how to go from chronically anxious people-pleaser with impostor syndrome to confident professional with relatively healthy boundaries. Here’s what worked for me.