Are you just applying for writing jobs? Because I found office (temp) work to be a Godsend.
I’m applying to a wide range of jobs that include nonprofit management, development, marketing, social media, digital media, content management and writing. I do have a temp agency but haven’t found a lot of work through it unfortunately.
I also ever actually ASK for anything. This year is different, this year shortly after my birthday we will be closing on the purchase of what is pretty much my dream house. BUT, it doesn’t have a washer/dryer or a refrigerator. Since every penny of our money is going into the purchase of the house…
“To be clear: Anything on earth that a woman is capable of doing is womanly. It is impossible for a woman to be unwomanly because a woman is a woman. Therefore, anything a woman does is womanly by default. Fighting is womanly. Winning fights is womanly. Bruises are womanly. Savagery is womanly. Unwholesomeness is womanly. Athleticism is womanly. And not giving a shit what some poor delicate flower of a newspaper columnist thinks about your womanliness is super fucking womanly.”—Lindy West | Jezebel (via apiphile)
talking to strangers on the internet was like the best decision of my life
I remember my first internet friend. We met on the Seaquest fans BBS on Compuserve. We lost touch, of course, but I’ll never forget how, when I told my mom about him, she goes “Don’t forget, he could be a child molester.” HA.
I got to meet one of my oldest internet friends last year for the first time in real life. I’ve known Kait since 2000 when I was a senior in high school. We met through RENT. I did a lot of crazy things that year that were crazier than meeting people online. For one thing, I travelled to San Francisco to see a show and stayed with a friend I met online, AND MY PARENTS LET ME.
Seriously, how cool were they?
Anywho, Kait and I met up in Boston when I lived there in 2011. We met up and promptly tweeted some variation of the following:
"Just met up with @fourteenacross. Guys, we have been friends online for a decade, and she is awesome and totally sane!!"
She introduced me to Doctor Who, Quantum Leap, Black Books and countless other amazing shows. She also will make me stop fucking around and get some writing done.
Online friends are not always as scary as parents make them out to be.
“However the terms change, in these visions, the place where books are read, acquired or received remains constant. Even that most cinematic of novels, “A Clockwork Orange,” begins and ends in the Public Biblio. Writers foresaw space travel, time travel, virtual reality and, endlessly, the book’s demise; what they never seem to have imagined was that the libraries housing those dying volumes might themselves disappear. After a year in which 2,600 public library branches cut back their hours, some readers will need to walk a lot farther than the length of a street. I’m still waiting for the public library aeroplane.”—Leah Price, “The Death of the Book Through the Ages” (via NYTimes)
“1. Run away to Brooklyn. Rent an apartment with a claw footed bathtub. Commute to Manhattan during the week and put in hours at a menial publishing job. Drive home to New Jersey on weekends to swim in the pool and cry to your mother. Smoke Gauloises on the fire escape. Let…
“Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life - and travel - leaves marks on you. Most of the time, those marks - on your body or on your heart - are beautiful. Often, though, they hurt.”—Anthony Bourdain (via waywardandwanderlust)
I was a volunteer at the local rape crisis center. Basically, my role was to go to the hospital after someone reported being raped, and be what is known as an ‘advocate’ or, in more descriptive terms, a rape crisis counselor- be there for the person who had just been assaulted.