Randi with a career

I’m really proud to identify as a career woman. I’ve spent 20-something years of my life working toward my goal of holding down a job in the media, and I genuinely get excited to go to work every single day.

Juggling a full time job, freelance clients and a personal blog is definitely not easy (It’s not a mistake that the phrase “personal life” is missing from that statement) but honestly? I love what I do and wouldn’t have it any other way.

When I finished undergrad and joined the grown up working world several years ago, adjusting was a challenge. I’m a first generation college graduate, and I was the first in my family to hold an office job. When I landed my first internship, I wasn’t really sure what to expect!  I started combing the internet for resources, but there were surprisingly few references I found that I could relate to. A lot of the work-related advice I found was outdated and didn’t really seem applicable to modern day careers, or was just so straight-forward it wasn’t helpful at all. I found myself trying to jump these hurdles on my own.

Now — several years after the first day of my first big kid job — I think it’s safe to say I’ve learned a lot. So, I’m sharing what I’ve learned here.

All my career content is separated into three categories below.

Career ∙ I Here I’ll talk about everything from office politics to workspace dress codes to easy-to-store snacks for your office cubicle.

Organization ∙ The tools, tricks and tips I’ve tried and tested in order to manage time, paperwork and space as efficiently as possible.

Digital journalism + social media ∙ I work in this field, so every so often I find myself with a thought or musing about it. I put them all here. This category is a compilation of everything from tips on using a certain social site to a rundown of what a day at my job looks like.

I’ve already learned a lot in my few short years in the working world and while I don’t claim to know everything (would be nice, though), I really hope that you will find what I have learned to be useful.