Another year for the history books. October marks the end of my twenty-eighth year. Each year I enjoy the opportunity to pause and look back at the year that was and think about what has happened. Twenty-eighth was an eventful and challenging year that required me to practice the art of resilience and take on new responsibilities. Like any good…
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In a world of perfection often perpetuated by social media and digital culture, it’s easy to get caught up in the idea that everyone else’s life is perfect and the film of your life you’ve been making is mostly bloopers. Over the years, I’ve come to realize this idea is pure fiction. Life in general is mostly bloopers. That final…
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I’m never really sure what to say when people ask me where I’m from. The short answer is always, Orting, Washington. This answer used to get a couple of pauses and a brief, “awe, where is it located exactly?” Like I frequently do after receiving a puzzled look, let me give you my Orting pitch to help you understand this…
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After a year of stringing together a series of short term contracts, I’m happy to announce I recently signed a long term project with NetHope. As the organization’s core Marketing and Communications Specialist. I’ll be responsible for helping develop NetHope’s communications strategy, managing its digital properties, and planning the organization’s big member summit in the fall. Like many of life’s…
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First status update of the New Year! I’m… Reading: Animal Farm New York Times (Daily) Watching: Space Dandy Nurrutto Shupuden One Piece Archer Chozen Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics Playing: Pokémon Y (second run) Pikmin 3 Learning: Search engine optimization (SEO) basics Elements of content strategy and user experience (UX) The difference between Squarespace and WordPress Attending: Learn to Write Click-tastic…
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After developing an irrational fear of hitting publish at the end of 2012, I challenged myself in 2013 to blog monthly. While I didn’t reach my initial goal of creating a new post every week I did hit publish multiple times a month – averaging about three  on Making the Connectionsand a few on my Tumblr blog. Working as a…
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Article Originally Published on COMMunity Building  Joshua Holland graduated from the UW in 2009 with a degree in Communication and a minor in Diversity. During his undergraduate years, he was actively involved with Delta Lambda Phi and the United Greek Council. He also participated in an Exploration Seminar to Paris that was organized by the English Department. While there he…
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Originally published on Endless Horizons; travel series commissioned by Fadzrul   In fall 2013, I ventured to Seoul with my fiancé to celebrate the end of the year and mark the close of my first adventure as a freelancer/entrepreneur. While four days wasn’t quite long enough to take in all of Korea, we did see a lot of sites thanks…
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Originally published on Endless Horizons; travel series commissioned by Fuzz Travel is the quickest way to realign your perspective. Whether it’s a break-up, loss of job, or perceived life “rut,” hopping on a plane and saying “F@#& it,” is a perfect temporary cure. Early last winter, I did just that and headed off to Mexico with a bit of nudging from my…
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Here’s a short post to round out this month. I’m… Reading: Red Herrings and Elephants Comic-Con and the Business of Pop Culture Learning: New recipes Basic fashion tips Experimenting with: Wunderlist Duolingo Mobile Day Doodle MeetMe Wrike Playing: Pokemon Y Pikmin 3 The Wonderful 101 Watching: Amazing Race Mindy Project Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown Attending: Navigating Grad School as a…
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