The Importance of Persistence

The Importance of Persistence

I love freelancing. That’s a pretty obvious sentence to find on a freelancer’s website, but I do love it. That’s not to say that I don’t procrastinate or take breaks from time to time. That hasn’t changed no matter where I’ve worked. Although I’ve learned a lot of lessons throughout my career in marketing. The first lesson I’ve learned in freelancing is that I can keep on, keepin’ on.   Two years ago I started a job at a Fortune 100 company. I was one of the first social media professionals in the company and a…

Take Em All Down

Take Em All Down

  Over the past few months debate has been raging around whether or not to take down statues commemorating Confederate figures. Now before getting to my thoughts on them, let’s quickly shoot down the arguments I’ve heard for why they should stay: “They’re trying to erase our history!” Answer: The Confederacy literally seceded from the United States so unless you claim to be a Confederate over an American I don’t see how that’s “your” history. These same people will cry about every kid getting participation trophies nowadays but still agree…

Can We Talk About Life After College ?

Can We Talk About Life After College ?

A few years ago I graduated from college making me one of the thirty-three percent of Americans with a bachelor’s degree. Man was it depressing… at first. At one point in time in my life everything was centered on the idea of  leaving the small city I grew up in and experiencing the “college life”. Trust me when I say I LIVED the college life. But after I graduated reality hit me like a ton of bricks. I went from celebrating Easter in Paris and Memorial Day in Miami to…

Lets Get This Straight…

Lets Get This Straight…

I have been relatively silent in regards to recent incidents, more specifically the display of domestic terrorism in Charlottesville, VA. However, there are a few things that must be addressed. First, having black friends does not automatically mean you are not “racist.” Your black friends are not your scapegoats or “get out of jail free card” in these situations. They do not bail you out by simply existing in your realm of reality. You are not excused for the wrongdoing of your peers. In fact, having black friends and remaining…

America: WTF

America: WTF

Pinch me. Literally someone pinch me. Everyday I wake up and think I’ve fallen asleep with the television on. It’s as if the United States of America has been warped into a telenovela/twilight zone mash-up. It’s like the curtains open and its dark, causing confusing times where for some odd reason, the majority feels slighted. Cowardice, tiki wielding white men of America believe that they are losing all the privilege that has been bestowed upon them by their bigoted ancestors. They feel as if their livelihood is being threatened although…

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    Has the whole culture of America turned man child?… Did it begin with Jack Ass..Howard Stern….or Jerry Springer?. When did being a dick who says whatever you want and feels free to roam the world ogling women like shopping items on a shelf become the new norm? Maybe Adam Sandler was the gateway guy…I must admit I adored him at one point but now I find him irritating. But he was sort of spoofing man children in a way . When did it become ok though for grown adult men to act like teenagers well into adulthood , middle age, and even now senior years? Subwoofing their cars, making lewd comments to women, playing video games and smoking pot, even dangling steel testicles from the back of their trucks? Why are men in America failing to adult? Is it cool now to be rude and inconsiderate and sexist? Are men flirting with each other …because most women find it just sad. It certainly isn’t attractive to us. BUT…dont worry while they are busy male bonding in the forest or stadium, or generally busy being asshole jerks, tailgating women on the highway, stuck in teenage behavior, or embarrassing the entire nation in politics…women will be quietly taking over the world.

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