Family Away From Family: Gratitude in the Workplace

November 19, 2018Uncategorized

Yes, it’s that time of year again … Walmart has had their Christmas decorations up for a month already, Costco hung their Christmas wreaths the day after Halloween, and the United Turkey of America wishes that the Grinch would steal Thanksgiving instead of Christmas. Thanksgiving is just days away. Many of us will join our families for a huge family feast: a table filled with famous house specialties and kids happily staring at their favorite electronic gadgets for the entirety of a long weekend. But let’s take a look at our other family. We spend 8.5 hours at work, 8 hours sleeping (if we’re lucky) and 7 hours doing everything else. What does it mean? It means that we spend more time with our coworkers than with our friends and family combined. Most of the …

Listen First, Ask Questions Second- Life Lessons From Journalism School

October 16, 2018Uncategorized

“Journalism is dying.” “Better to major in business.” “It’s not like you can get a job at a newspaper anymore.” “Good luck with that.” Just a handful of the encouraging things I heard from peers, parents and even strangers as I declared my major in journalism at a state school in 2012. I understood their opinions; journalism was, and still is, an evolving industry. But instead of listening to them, I stuck with my gut and thank God for that. I went into my first few classes with some background knowledge — I was the editor …