I’d just say to aspiring journalists or writers—who I meet a lot of—do it now. Don’t wait for permission to make something that’s interesting or amusing to you. Just do it now. Don’t wait. Find a story idea, start making it, give yourself a deadline, show it to people who’ll give you notes to make it better. Don’t wait till you’re older, or in some better job than you have now. Don’t wait for anything. Don’t wait till some magical story idea drops into your lap. That’s not where ideas come from. Go looking for an idea and it’ll show up. Begin now. Be a fucking soldier about it and be tough.

I’m Ira Glass, Host of This American Life, and This Is How I Work

It’s been kind of a long week (yes, on Wednesday). I read this on the elevator leaving work today, and I had to wait a second before I could get out clear-eyed and feeling more determined than I have in awhile. So…thanks, Ira? 

(via thisismybyline)

Despite the sporadic weather and suffocating humidity, I think I’ll always be a Florida girl at heart.

cover letter? résumés?? portfolios?? linkedin??? business attire??¿?¿¿??

being professional is hard.

Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.

Romans 5:3-4 (New International Version)


The weirdest thing is that people talk about “coming out” as if it’s this big momentous thing that only happens once while in actual fact it’s something that you do almost every single day every time you talk to a new person every time you’re in a new situation you’re constantly weighing your options, the ability to be your true self vs the advantages of being a false self and honestly it’s so fucking exhausting