The 23-Year-Old Crisis: What Makes YOU Unique?

What makes you unique?

It’s one of the many questions I have to answer every time (literally and metaphorically) when I’m submitting cover letters, filling out applications or talking in interviews to potential companies. The one question I don’t know how to answer.

It’s difficult for me to talk about myself. It’s even more difficult to pinpoint how I stand out from the crowd.

When I use to do icebreakers, I always had the same go-to answer:

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6 Self-Care Tips To Follow In 2017

Since the election, I’ve been overwhelmed by the news.

For a journalist, news is apart of life. Although I’m not interested in reporting on hard news (i.e. crime, politics, etc), I’m surrounded by it on a daily basis. However, it can get exhausting.

When I get overwhelmed, anxious, upset or all the above, I like to provide myself with these self-care tips to boost my mood:

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How To Get Over The Post Grad Funk

When I returned to blogging, I wrote a post called Post College: My First Job Rejection. Once I hit the publish button, I felt a sense of relief. I was moving on from the rejection and continuing my job search.

However, I was beginning to get discouraged. How many jobs was I goingΒ to apply for with no answer? What was I doing wrong?

My endless variations of ‘editorial assistant‘ turned to ‘sales associate.’ I found myselfΒ returning to the depths of hell I wanted to avoid.

Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m grateful that I have A JOB, but it’s not THE JOB that I want. For a moment, I thought this was going to be my life. I was going to be stuck here, dealing with customers that didn’t give a damn about my predicament.

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The One Time I Fainted (& How You Can Avoid It)

I’ve never fainted up into this point in my life. I faked it once while seeing B2K in concert, but other than that I’ve never witnessed it or been through it.

About a few months ago, I was doing my normal morning routine. I woke up, ate and began working out. If anyone has ever doneΒ Jillian Michaels’s Killer Buns & Thighs DVD then you know it’s intense despite me starting on level one.

I didn’t even get past the warm-up before I started feeling dizzy. I thought, it’s nothing. I’ll just turn on the air conditioner and drink some water. I continued and yet the dizziness increased. I felt a pain in my chest and I had to sit down because the room started spinning.

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Five Useful Apps While Traveling

When I was traveling, I always had one thing with me at all times and that was my iPhone. I didn’t go anywhere without it, even if I didn’t have data (which was most of the time). I relied on Wifi a lot whether I was in Cardiff or embarking on a new country. With the help from Wifi, I was able to find useful apps along the way to make my traveling easier.

So if you’re getting ready to travel, these apps can definitely help before and during your trip!

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