It's Christmas Eve, and I'm typing on my laptop with my dog curled up next to me on the couch. I want to take this quiet moment to reflect on the things I've learned specifically as a community manager this year. I have experienced enormous changes in many of the key areas of my life in 2013: relationship, career, pets, moves. When I think about it, all I can do is sigh and be grateful for how far I've come.
This post was originally published on My Community Manager's "Community Manager Appreciate Day" blog. I wrote this post for them after they asked for my "community story". Here we go... I spent most of my formative years dreaming I’d become an editor for a big publishing house in New York City. I imagined I would … Continue reading My Journey Into Community Management
I am writing this post from the San Francisco General Hospital, sitting by my boyfriend's side, watching him code away and watch Arrested Development while he waits to be called for an emergency CT scan (only in San Francisco). The details are many, but he's doing okay. The diagnosis, which we've been waiting on for … Continue reading Re-Prioritizing My Personal Communities
Reading this blog post on The Savvy Intern (I'm long past my intern days, but still love this blog) inspired me to think about the 3 factors that really drive me in my career. It's been really important to me to define this, especially after reading Marissa Mayer's piece on burnout in the workplace. Her … Continue reading Finding Career Happiness: My Three Things
I wrote this post four years ago to the day in a blog that is now long-lost (thank goodness). It's strange to think how much can change in four years. I could have worked towards a second bachelor's degree by now. Our two master's degrees. Or been halfway done with my Ph.D. in Nashville, which … Continue reading Four Years Later…