Checking In

July 7, 2015

DUMBO | The City and Us blog

I hope everyone had an awesome 4th and a fun long weekend! I decided to take a couple days off and enjoy some down time in Brooklyn over the holiday, but unfortunately, my break was longer than expected because I caught a nasty bug and have spent the better part of the last two days stuck in bed and feeling crumby.

Now that I’m feeling a little better and can at least sit up without feeling nauseous, I’m exciting for the next few posts coming up this week. Tomorrow, I’ll be sharing the third installment of the Career Series with my friend Kelly McLay of Marathon Tours. Hope to see you back here tomorrow! xx

 

PS. Two other career stories: A documentary filmmaker and an LPGA/PGA teaching professional.

Sweet Summer Perfume

July 1, 2015

Summer Perfume by Kenzo | Flower in the Air

What perfume are you wearing these days? During the warmer months, I like to wear a light, fresh scent. I wore Miss Dior Chérie for years, but by the end of last summer, I had used it all up. The other day at work, I scored this Flower in the Air by Kenzo for free(!), and I really like it. It has this wonderful rose scent, is light and feminine, and doesn’t seem too girly. I’ve worn it to work and out for date night, too. Bonus: The bottle and poppy graphic are super cute and look pretty out on display on the bathroom self.

Summer Perfume by Kenzo | Flower in the Air

Do you wear a signature summer perfume? I’d recommend Flower in the Air if you are on the hunt for a summery scent!

9 Colorful Photos Celebrating Marriage Equality

June 29, 2015

Photos Celebrating Marriage Equality | City and us blog

On Friday, the Supreme Court ruled that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage. Here are 9 colorful photos taken over the past few days celebrating marriage equality and an excerpt from President Obama’s speech after the Supreme Court ruling…

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Happy Weekend Everyone

June 26, 2015

Brooklyn Sunset

Happy Friday guys! What are you up to this weekend? We have another wedding on Saturady! Lots of wedding this year. Tuesday evening, there was this crazy pink sky in NYC. Dan and I went for a walk in Prospect Park, and when we stepped outside Dan said, “It’s like a real-life filter.” It was beautiful and kind of strange too. Anyway, hope you have a good one and here are some links for your weekend reading…

 

A funny Instagram account dedicated to being in your twenties.

This is one lucky flamingo.

A tasty summer snack or breakfast.

How to fill in your eyebrows.

Make homemade dishwasher detergent with this recipe.

I keep spotting these everywhere.

Download: “work hard, rosé harder”.

The Rat Packs of New York (a great read).

If you love stripes, this is for you.

 

(Download by Colore’ Grace via Jojotastic.)

Do You Apologize Too Much?

June 25, 2015

Sorry NOT Sorry

Did you read the recent NYTimes article Why Women Apologize and Should Stop? It’s a good one and right on the money. I’m guilty of saying “I’m sorry” too much. But I’m making an effort to be more aware of it and stop. I loved this line, “It’s not what we’re saying that’s the problem, it’s what we’re not saying. The sorrys are taking up airtime that should be used for making logical, declarative statements, expressing opinions and relaying accurate impressions of what we want.” I couldn’t agree more. It’s about being confident in what you want and your opinions, and owning them.

Here’s another excerpt:

For so many women, myself included, apologies are inexorably linked with our conception of politeness. Somehow, as we grew into adults, “sorry” became an entry point to basic affirmative sentences.

True, this affliction is not exclusive to our gender. It can be found among men — in particular, British men — but it is far more stereotypical of women. So, in the words of a popular 2014 Pantene ad, why are women always apologizing?

One commonly posited theory, which informs everything from shampoo commercials to doctoral dissertations, is that being perceived as rude is so abhorrent to women that we need to make ourselves less obtrusive before we speak up. According to a 2010 study in the journal Psychological Science, “women have a lower threshold for what constitutes offensive behavior,” so are more likely to see a need for an apology in everyday situations. We are even apt to shoehorn apologies into instances where being direct is vital — such as when demanding a raise.

I’m dubious about this catchall explanation. The bend-over-backward compulsion to avoid giving offense might account for plenty of unnecessary “pleases” or “excuse me’s,” but it doesn’t sufficiently account for the intensity of a “sorry.”

So we should stop. It’s not what we’re saying that’s the problem, it’s what we’re not saying. The sorrys are taking up airtime that should be used for making logical, declarative statements, expressing opinions and relaying accurate impressions of what we want.

We are not sorry to ask for an email that should have been sent to us weeks ago, or to expect to receive the item we paid for, or to be bumped into on the subway. Yes, we should take the shampoo commercial’s advice and weed out the word when it’s superfluous. But it’s just as important to articulate exactly what we mean in its place.

Are you always apologizing? You should stop : ). Let’s help each other! Also, let’s all buy this awesome tank!

Molly Braid, LPGA/PGA Teaching Professional

June 24, 2015

Molly Braid | LPGA/PGA Teaching Professional

“Whenever I had a headache growing up my mom told me I was either tired or dehydrated. To this day, I don’t use pain relief medicine for headaches. I drink a big glass of water, and if it happens to be my day off, I take a nap. Works every time.” -Molly Braid

Molly Braid is a Charlotte, North Carolina-based LPGA/PGA professional golf instructor. And–lucky for me–she’s one of my best friends (we go all the way back to middle school!) and, technically, she’s my cousin-in-law (Dan’s mom and Molly’s dad are siblings). Molly grew up on a dairy farm and this influenced her first career ambition to become a vet. But, after college, she landed a dream job working at a golf school in North Carolina. Her journey to be a golf professional was an unique one, so I sat down with her for an interview…

Molly Braid | Teaching Professional

1. After high school I wanted to… move to a new place and see a new way of life. Although I was recruited to play golf at a few universities in New England, I decided that it was a good opportunity to step out of my comfort zone. So, I signed at Pfeiffer University, a small school outside of Charlotte, North Carolina, known for having pretty good athletic teams and a great science department. Both of the school’s strengths were important to me as I wanted to be competitive in golf but was not ready to give up on my childhood dream of being a large animal veterinarian.

I grew up on Tullando Farm, a dairy farm in rural New Hampshire, and being around animals and seeing my parents doctor animals my whole life inspired me to pursue a career in helping animals as they did. Depending on how you look at it (I will say–fortunately), late night organic chemistry lab conflicted with early morning golf tournaments, and I felt that I needed to choose one or the other. I did as most college students would do and chose my sport over the hardest class ever (in my opinion), and then, I changed my major to Exercise Science and Sports medicine. This was one of the more influential decisions I made in my life, and I’m so glad that I did. I’m happy to say that I use my major every day in my career, although I am still wishing I paid more attention in those 8AM classes!

Molly Braid | LPGA/PGA Teaching Pro

Molly Braid | LPGA/PGA Teaching Pro

2. My first job after college was…a position as a teaching professional at a golf school. My boss and I have different versions of this story but here is how I remember it: One fall day in New Hampshire, my phone rang. I answered to “Molly, this is Dana Rader.” Dumbstruck I didn’t say much (Dana is a Top 100 ranked teacher and owns a top 25 Golf School in the country). She told me I was recommended to her by my college golf coach, and she told me “I need you to move to Charlotte by the end of the month.” So, I moved to Charlotte and the rest is history. Dana’s passion for growing the game rubbed off on me, and I fell in love with teaching, especially [teaching] children. I have been the Director of Junior golf at the golf school for five years now, and I’ve been teaching for seven years.

3. As an LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association)/PGA (Professional Golf Association) teaching professional, my responsibilities include…teaching and writing curriculum. I am lucky to work at a golf school where I can focus all of my time and energy on teaching and writing curriculum for Junior programs. I teach anywhere from 8 to 11 hours a day in my busy season, and in the off season when I am teaching less than 8 hours a day I am training for and researching different [teaching] methods and philosophies and learning more about psychology and the human body in general. I also spend a few hours a week researching child and athletic development to see how I can make the next year’s camps and clinics better for juniors.

Molly Braid | Daddy-Daughter Clinic at Dana Rader Golf School

A recent Daddy-Daughter Clinic at Dana Radar Golf School.

Molly Braid | LPGA USGA Girls Golf

Molly and her colleagues at LPGA USGA Girls Golf at Dana Rader Golf School.

4. My favorite part of my job is…My students! Young and old, new golfers to aspiring professional golfers, every hour and every day is different. I have been accepted into so many families’ lives and gone from coaching just mom or dad to the whole family. Now when I think about the golfers I work with I feel like I have about 300 kids, 100 moms, and 100 brothers.

5. The most frequent question I hear about being an LPGA/PGA teaching pro is…”Do you do this part time?” We teach/coach full time, all day and every day.  I don’t have to run a pro shop, oversee staff, or organize tournaments. I focus solely on my student’s golf game and how to help her reach her goals so she can enjoy the game more.

6. A surprising thing about being a teaching pro is…how much golf I actually play. I think most people expect that I play or practice a few times a week, but I teach 6-7 days a week during our busy season (March to October in the Carolinas), and like anyone else, I don’t really want to go to “work” on my day off so I push golf to the back burner. I don’t keep track, but I think I average one or two 18 hole rounds a month.

Molly Braid |LPGA/PGA Teaching Professional

Every October, Molly and her co-workers wear pink shoelaces to support breast cancer awareness efforts.

7. Something that I don’t particularly enjoy about my job, but is necessary, is… Standing in extreme cold or heat for extended hours every day.

8. The happiest moment of my life was…This could possibly be the hardest question of all time; I don’t have a specific answer. But, every day I think of memories of my childhood or recent events where I felt joy. You know these events were truly the happiest because you can still feel them in your heart when you replay them in your mind. I feel blessed to be able to say there are too many happy moments to pick just one.

9. I never thought I would…Jump out of a plane, but I couldn’t let one of my best friends go alone! I believe in pushing yourself out of your comfort zone, new experiences, and trying new things at least once.

Molly Braid | Teaching Professional

Molly with her students from a Pee Wee Clinic held this summer at Dana Radar Golf School.

10. I’m currently reading…Top Dog by Pro Bronson and Ashley Merryman. I had such a long list of books I wanted to read but never could find the time until recently when I started listening to Audio books in the car and around the house. Now I can “read” a few books a month while driving or cleaning the house. If you don’t have it already download the Audible app.

11. I’m the most productive when… I’m busy. I’m most productive if I’m slightly stressed and won’t have enough time to get everything done. My husband has recently introduced me to “creating processes,” which has helped me be more productive. The better your process is the more productive you will be.   

12. The last vacation I took was to …Nantucket, MA last September for our honeymoon!

Molly & Alex Braid in Australia

Molly and her husband, Alex, Bridge Climb in Sydney Australia in 2013.

13. An item I purchased in the past six months that became invaluable to me was…a Hydro Flask water bottle. I have always been a fan of Nalgene water bottles, but recently I found the Hydro Flask brand.  These bottles are amazing! They are vacuum insulated so they keep my water ice cold all day while I’m out on the tee!

14. For date night, I like to wear…Lucky Brand Jeans and these lace Cole Haan flats that I just found.  I am obsessed with them!

15. My beauty routine is…Broad spectrum SPF 50 sunscreen. Apply and re-apply!

Molly Braid & Kelley MacDonald | The City and Us blog

Molly and me at her beautiful New England wedding last September.

Thank you so much, Molly! xo

Follow Molly on Twitter and Facebook!

 

(First and last photos by Meg.)

Simple Rituals

June 23, 2015

Simple Rituals | City and Us blog

My Mom is a middle school teacher, and last Thursday was her last day before summer break. So, when I was home last weekend, she was winding down from a crazy couple of weeks between making bridal bouquets and DD-ing for me and Dan after a fun wedding.

I was folding laundry Friday afternoon when I heard, “Woohoo! Gooooodbye lunch bag!” followed by a thud as it hit the bottom of the trash can. “Old lunch bag?” I asked, slightly confused. “Sorta. I treat myself to new one at the start of each year and throw that thing away at the end of the year!” she explained with a grin on her face. I laughed and said, “That’s a good way to end the year.” and then went back to folding laundry.

But my Mom’s lunch bag ritual got me thinking: We all have these simple, feel good rituals that may not mean anything to anyone else, but to us, they symbolize completion, love, success, triumph. A crisp beer at the beer tent after finishing another race. Rereading Wurthering Heights every year to bring back childhood memories. Cooking together on your anniversary. A family hike on Thanksgiving. Fresh-cut flowers at the end of each week. They’re simple things that are comforting and symbolic.

Do you have any simple rituals? How about a simple family ritual? 

 

(Photo by Danielle  Nelson.)

A DIY Vermont Wedding

June 22, 2015

DIY Vermont Wedding | City and Us blog

DIY Vermont Wedding | City and Us blog

Hi friends! I’m back from a four-day weekend in Vermont. It was a treat to escape the city for a few days and relax with friends and family. Vermont is so gorgeous in the spring and summer, and it feels incredibly fresh and calm coming from NYC.

We were in Vermont for a wedding; on Saturday, two of our close friends were married in Woodstock, Vermont. I’d highly recommend visiting Woodstock if you’re ever in Vermont. It’s a quintessential Vermont town with a mom-and-pop-shop-lined Main Street and a covered bridge right in town!

I took a bunch of photos over the long weekend. I’m still sorting through all of them, but here are a few from my iPhone, if you’d like to see…

DIY Vermont Wedding | City and Us blog

DIY Vermont Wedding | City and Us blog

DIY Vermont Wedding | City and Us blog

The wedding was a “true DIY wedding” as the bride said. And Dan, my Mom, and I helped with a few fun wedding projects. My Mom made the bride’s and bridesmaid’s bouquets, and I assisted her–we had so much fun! How beautiful are they?!

DIY Vermont Wedding | City and Us blog

I painted wedding signs, and Dan mounted and installed them.

DIY Vermont Wedding | City and Us blog

Dan’s Aunt Karen made her famous carrot cake, and my Mom and I decorated it with flowers leftover from the bouquets.

DIY Vermont Wedding | City and Us blog

The ceremony location included benches that were handmade by a close friend who also officiated the wedding!

DIY Vermont Wedding | City and Us blog

Cocktail hour was hosted on this huge back porch, and lawn games were set up in the back yard.

Kelley & Dan | City and Us blog

Third wedding of 2015 in the books!

 

PS. More DIY wedding flowers!

King Williams, Filmmaker

June 17, 2015

King Williams, "The Atlanta Way"

“There will be no perfect moment in life and your fears can control you–so act fearlessly and just do it.” -King Williams

My friend King is the Director of‘ “The Atlanta Way: A Documentary on Gentrification” that’s set to release later this year. Immediately following his 2008 graduation from Georgia State University, King began pre-production on his documentary, which is set during the last days of public housing in Atlanta and the global financial crash of 2008. Curious about the world of independent filmmaking and King’s unique career experiences–like interning for director Spike Lee, speaking at Harvard’s business school, and giving a Ted Talk!–I asked King some career and non-career questions. Here’s what he told me…

King Williams | The Atlanta Way

1. After high school I wanted to be…a movie director. Really ever since I was a small child I knew I wanted to be a movie director. When I officially made up my mind…maybe while watching the Lion King.

After high school, I wasn’t truly ready for film or living out of state, so I went to school in my hometown of Atlanta at Georgia State University (Go GSU)! But once I got there I realized two things: It [school] was more video/television than actual film, and I just didn’t like it, rather I didn’t like the introductory courses. So, I became a business major before graduating with a degree in African American Studies. I still think to get that dual Urban Policy degree in the future, since it was only an extra 5 classes.

2. My first job after college was…after graduating from GSU my job prospects–like many people at that time–were slim, but I did work part-time at a Red Lobster. Besides the deliciousness of the Cheddar Bay Biscuits, I just wasn’t making enough money, and I was definitely on the struggle bus going nowhere fast.

So, I quit my job at Red Lobster and got another part-time job at a FedEx. In hindsight, I should’ve got another job, too. This was Spring 2008, which was a tough year for many people, but I took the FedEx job. I actually got the job solely because of my looks (no, not like that). I was overdressed and over-prepared for a part-time package handler job, so they gave me a position called ‘Hazmat Inspector’ on the spot. Honestly, it sounds a lot cooler than it was.

I did that for two years for very, very little money, and by the time I got a raise (entering my third year at FedEx), it left me thinking about my future and what the big picture was for me…being a ‘real’ professional filmmaker.

Most importantly my part-time jobs gave me time to work on my documentary, “The Atlanta Way.” I started pre-production on it the day after I graduated.

King Williams | on a bike

3. As an independent filmmaker, my responsibilities include…absolutely everything. I’m a director and producer, which means I’m always in the business of getting a large group of people to buy into the end game. As a director it’s really about being able to make people comfortable, and as a producer it’s about sticking to the end game of finishing the film.

In the indie [film] world your responsibilities are always:

  1. Figuring out where the money is coming from
  2. What you’re willing to adjust because of a lack of money
  3. Figuring out how too keep the day-to-day production afloat

4. My favorite part of my job is…seeing it all come together. There’s nothing like watching something that was an idea manifest itself into an actual product. That is really what I love about entertainment especially, it’s such a tangible thing that the average person can experience.

King Williams | Spike Lee InternKing with fellow Spike Lee interns on the set of Red Hook Summer.

5. I landed an internship with director Spike Lee by…sending him an absurd amount of tweets.

(But, before I go into details, I want to apologize again to Spike and the 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks staff. And also say to anyone reading: IF YOU DO THIS THERE IS A HIGH PROBABILITY THIS WILL NOT WORK WELL FOR YOU.)

So, as I remember it, I was sitting with a friend in the computer lab of GSU. I remembered seeing that Spike Lee joined Twitter in February 2011. My friend, who was working on political campaigns at the time, decided to make a twitter campaign to get me to be Spike’s intern. Spike wasn’t actually looking for interns at the time but he accidentally tweeted his assistants email.

So for weeks we would tweet Spike daily using the hashtag #kingwilliams4Spike. We also created a Facebook group and got friends to use the hashtag daily when they @SpikeLee on Twitter. Eventually, after weeks of doing this, we decided that we would have a full on blitz to get Spike’s attention. Yea, it worked really well…too well!

Within a few minutes of Spike’s office opening we jammed the lines, and then, a few minutes after that happened, I received a call from his assistant who told me to stop immediately. Then, we talked for about 20 minutes, and at the end of the call he set up a Skype interview for me. I interviewed, and of course, I overdressed just like I did for my FedEx interview and every job interview.

I didn’t hear anything for almost six weeks, but I was happy that we did it. I got a call around my birthday (which is June 3rd in a case anyone wants to buy me a gift) asking me if I could be in Brooklyn by the following Friday. I couldn’t leave that fast, so they gave me another week. And a week later, I was in New York City for the first time in my life and sleeping on my cousin’s living room floor in the Bronx.

King Williams | The Atlanta Way

6. A surprising thing about working for Spike Lee was…how much more prepared I was as a result of working there for the film industry at large. This was even more surprising because the entire time I didn’t even touch any film equipment whatsoever.

People always ask me how it was working for Spike Lee. It’s sort of like how I’d imagine working for Alabama football coach Nick Saban; unrelentingly focused, very disciplined and always being ready for whatever is going to happen.

King Williams | Edwin Williams

King’s dad, Edwin Williams, during a sound check at The Georgia Theater at the University of Georgia.

7. My happiest moment so far in 2015 was…seeing my dad, Edwin Williams, release his first ever Jazz album this April. As corny as this sounds I get my joy from watching people I know succeed.

But, on a personal note, the most recent thing for me was actually on May 18th, 2014 at 11:59pm. This was the day I received full funding for my Kickstarter campaign for my film. Seriously, that may be one of the top five moments in my life. The irony of it all was that I was all alone in my apartment [when I got the notification], but I was so close to all of my friends, family, team, and all of those donating to the campaign.

King Williams | Harvard Kennedy School

King speaking at Harvard’s Ash Center at the Kennedy School of Government.

8. I never thought I would…speak at Harvard. That opportunity was so out of the blue, and how that even happened was so random. A guy from Harvard, who, at the time, I thought was a student, sent a message to my The Atlanta Way Facebook page and asked if I’d like to speak at his school. I said, “Cool, email me.” And once he did, within about 24 hours I was making arrangements to talk to students at the Ash Center at the Kennedy School of Government on the topic of gentrification, which is what The Atlanta Way documentary is all about.

(Check out this article that King wrote for the Harvard Kennedy School which is part of the Ash Center’s Challenges to Democracy series.)

King Williams | Interviewing Former Mayor Bill Campbell

King and crew interviewing former Mayor Bill Campbell for “The Atlanta Way”.

9. A seminal moment was…when I decided to stop being scared of my next phase in life and quit my production assistant job in January 2015.

10. I’m the most productive whenI wake up early and run. My Atlanta-based running group Movers and Pacers keeps me motivated and accountable; an accountability partner is very effective for me to be productive. Also having a single day plan-of-action is highly effective for me. I’ve started making a list and just attacking the list. The easiest thing for me to do is attack what I want to do the least, and then do what’s most important, and then follow that with what’s the most time sensitive.

King Williams in San Juan

King in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

11. The last vacation I took was to…San Juan, Puerto Rico for my birthday last year. I don’t think I’ll have another vacation until maybe 2016, but when I do I want it to be out of the country. Maybe South America or London and Paris in one trip.

12. The most invaluable decision I’ve made in the last six months was…deciding on my vision of what I want to accomplish this year. For me, 2014 had a lot of highs like speaking at Harvard and accomplishing my Kickstarter goal. But I was really unsure and unhappy about everything. I was working as a production assistant (PA) on an ABC show, but I was never happy doing PA work. Also, the city of New York, the people, the culture, and the experiences, while great, they aren’t what I want for my life. I knew staying on the PA path would never lead me to where I want to be in my life or need to be in my filmmaking career.

I lost my confidence; I lost my swag (yes, it happens), but most importantly I never lost my faith in God, which in turn helped me to see that my team, my family, and my friends never lost faith in me. It was really sitting down late at night with a best friend at a Waffle House (where all good decisions are made) and just affirming that I have to really buy in to what I want, where I want to be in life. So, I quit my job as a PA. That’s the most invaluable decision I’ve made, and the crazy thing is the day after I said it, I got the invitation to do the TEDxGeorgiaStateU event. And the very next day was the opportunity to speak at the University of Alabama for it’s J-Day (Journalism Day) conference. If that isn’t a sign to commit to my vision, I don’t know what is!

King Williams | TEDxGeorgiaStateU

King Williams | The Atlanta Way crew

“The Atlanta Way” crew post TEDxGeorgiaStateU event.

13. My experience speaking at the TEDxGeorgiaStateU event was…fast, like really fast. I tell everyone that and it kind of surprises them. But when you actually see it online it looks a lot more slowed down than it actually was. Another thing I can say from my experience is that people have no idea how much every speaker practices before as well as how nervous they are before the talk unless they’ve done one themselves!

I did something very different during my talk that my speech coach, Eleina Raines, was very pissed about. I completely disregarded the entire speech that I practiced. I did that because when I was there I was the next to last presenter, and by that point the audience had been there for three and half hours. I also felt like the material that I practiced was too focused on making a traditional TED Talk. It really wasn’t in the spirit of who I am and it wasn’t going to represent “The Atlanta Way” of doing things. So, I completely freestyled my entire presentation. It starting out as a fairy tale story and ended as a semi stand-up comedy routine…I know, very not the typical style of a TED Talk, but you just have to commit to it!

King Williams | The Atlanta Way

Thank you so much, King!

 

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A New Series!

June 17, 2015

The City and Us | Career Series

Since starting The City and Us and moving to NYC, I’ve been interested to learn more about people’s careers and creative journeys. There are numerous interview series around the web that ask people in a range of occupations to share their career and life experiences. Design*Sponge runs the inspiring Life and Business series, The Everygirl has a Career Profile series that’s inspiring and informative, and Levo’s Office Hours series is a fascinating series of conversations with extraordinary leaders.

It made me think: I’d like to start a series that asks people about their career journeys, how they got where they are now. Someone might have a kickass dream job now, but what were they doing after they graduated from college and how did they feel about it? Did they work three part-time jobs to save enough money to finally go freelance? Did they meet someone at a bar who happened to be looking for a new hire in their dream industry? Were they raised on a flower farm, so a career as a florist was written in their DNA?

It’s so easy to assume that experiences leading up to someone landing their dream job were easy. I’ve often thought, I wonder who she knows to get a foot in the door at Condé Nast? or She’s so young and already traveling the world as a National Geographic photographer?! How? But most people can relate to a long and sometimes trying journey before finally landing their dream job. And many of us are still searching for the right fit. Even Jenna Lyons, the admired Creative Director of J.Crew, was an intern at one point.

I’m also curious about non-career related wisdom and advice. What makes someone happy and fulfilled in their personal lives? So I asked each interviewee to share any words of wisdom UNrelated to career, money, or getting ahead. Because each of us has so much to offer that’s not related to career. Always spend the couple extra dollars on brand name cheese. 

And so an interview series began.

I’m so excited to share these career and non-career interviews every Wednesday (first up today: filmmaker King Williams!), and discuss what it’s really like to get to your “dream job.” Hope you enjoy it, and, as always, thank you for reading!

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