Take a Picture, It’ll Last Longer

Last week, Originate spent half the week/weekend in beautiful f#cking hot Las Vegas, for our annual retreat- well, Attack, actually. “We don’t retreat, we attack”, I was told in my initial interviews. What I was promised was 3 days of face-to-face interaction with everyone in the company (our offices are all over the world, not justContinue reading “Take a Picture, It’ll Last Longer”

Lessons From New York City

Today as I absent-mindedly doodled in my planner while on hold with yet another potential venue for voter registration events, a little note i had written at the bottom of today’s date caught my eye: 3 weeks left. Excuse my french, but holy shit. Where the hell did the time go? I feel like itContinue reading “Lessons From New York City”

Beauty and Essex and Awe

Neale Donald Walsch once said, “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” This first weekend has proven that mantra to me throughout. I am in a new city, where I am a minority for the first time in my life, and I barely know anyone. That’s a lot to take on at once.Continue reading “Beauty and Essex and Awe”

Taking a bite out of the Big Apple

The day is here-almost. Tomorrow I embark on the most daunting, but also most promising, adventure of my life. My flights are booked, my bags packed, my roommate expecting me; I’m all set for my summer in New York. I remember about 13 months ago I was preparing myself in a fairly similar way. IContinue reading “Taking a bite out of the Big Apple”

It’s That Time Again…

Well, Summer has rolled around again. While the Pullman rain makes it hard to remember that the warm months are just around the corner, time did it again and pulled a fast one on me.  In a week and a half, Lauren and I will be packing up and moving out of the apartment weContinue reading “It’s That Time Again…”

Note to self: never trust iphone driving directions.

First of all, If you have ever wondered whether or not anyone would be crazy enough to live 10 miles off the main road in a town with a population of 1000, on a road worse on a car’s suspension than climbing a sheer cliff, I have your answer. Yes, and they happen to sometimesContinue reading “Note to self: never trust iphone driving directions.”

T Minus 2 days…

Hello All! For the next 10 weeks, starting on Saturday, I will be working in an internship with Project Vote Smart, a political non-profit compiling a database called the “Voter Self-Defense System”.  I, along with 39 other interns, will be aiding in research and fact-checking from 8-5 every day of the week.  Sounds pretty daunting,Continue reading “T Minus 2 days…”