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    lol “Eh it didn’t go through the window so”

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      Joining this thread a little late! Working on job applications! Looking to switch into something that blends social impact, data science/analytics, international work, and entrepreneurship. I know it’s a lot to ask for…maybe I’m being naive? But I’m trying to stay optimistic. Baltimore is a cool city with a lot of amazing people. I don’t mind staying here for another few years, but I would want to do something that is more impactful.

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        This article is a little old, but having lived here for 5+ years, it still rings true. Not to say Philly is without it’s own problems, but here for positive news!

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          Nice, make anything tasty lately?

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            Been focused on food (cooking) experiments and music projects - taking a break from engineering stuff as I get plenty of that from work. What’v’e you been up to?

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              Sorry to hear about all the housing issues, really some of the most stressful & unnecessary issues always seem to arise from that realm of our lives eh?

              Really neat idea on the voice chat memos - how does that work? Via SMS, FB, WhatsApp?

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                Hi all,

                Redux was, in short, amazing and rejuvenating. Didn’t get much sleep, but I feel better about my job after redux because my manager and I have been trying harder to be communicative.

                This last week though has been a little rough. My roommates and I are all moving out of our current house and the landlord is trying to keep our security deposit and demanding that we pay an insane amount because he claims we didn’t communicate through proper channels. Besides that things are going well!

                A few Fellows and I also started a group chat where we send voice memos to each other as updates; easier than texting and faster than texting (plus we can practice our podcast voices). That’s been pretty fun! (If you’re interested, shoot me a text)

                In other news, excited for new Baltimore fellows to join us! Missing all 2018ers terribly and hoping to aggressively visit VFA cities in the upcoming year.

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                  I gotchuuuu!

                  Redux was, in short, amazing and rejuvenating. Didn’t get much sleep, but I feel better about my job after redux because my manager and I have been trying harder to be communicative.

                  This last week though has been a little rough. My roommates and I are all moving out of our current house and the landlord is trying to keep our security deposit and demanding that we pay an insane amount because he claims we didn’t communicate through proper channels. Besides that things are going well!

                  A few Fellows and I also started a group chat where we send voice memos to each other as updates; easier than texting and faster than texting (plus we can practice our podcast voices). That’s been pretty fun! (If you’re interested, shoot me a text)

                  In other news, excited for new Baltimore fellows to join us! Missing all 2018ers terribly and hoping to aggressively visit VFA cities in the upcoming year.

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                    Wasn’t there another platform you were using Dylan? cough Yes Sean! its anchor.fm

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                      Anyone?

                      :’(

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                        Journaling is so much fun! More artform than anything! And I wouldnt discount email for being old, after excel, it’s probs the most used business software ever. More users than Facebook lol

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                          @work prose-ing all my notes from three interviews into #content for our first newsletter push. trying not to think about how unlikely it will be read by those who receive it because email is outdated lskdjflskjdas

                          @home journaling a lot! got a fun new planner from mochithings.com (jamey, if you’re here, this is the site) so trying to use it as much as possible in a productive way. also continuing to promote my foster pup so he’ll get adopted and i can sleep past 6:30am

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                            acadia is beautiful!! i was there for a total of maybe 15 hours lol so i don’t remember a ton. the boyf and i road tripped to maine from nj on some break and what i remember the most is driving around the park and getting sick views. also him complaining that mountains on the east coast aren’t real mountains compared to the west coast .-. lol

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                              @Work

                              This week will be getting back into the normal scheduling for me. Amazon also decided to force an update to our infrastructure by Aug 4th, so dealing with that as a team.

                              @Home

                              I leave for Maine next Thursday, anyone been to Acadia National Park? Also gonna promote vfanews.club, and try and teach a friend some basic coding tmrw. Trying to process Redux still too <3

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                                @home At the beach with family and friends for a first real vacation and I hate that I’m slightly antsy about not “catching up” while not in the office… Finished my book club book and loved every fictional non-educational second of it. Little fires everywhere. Leading a yoga rooftop class for a Jewish community group in sTL next week.

                                @work Things are fine. I am now focused on “space and connectivity” investments. Trying to learn as much as possible as quickly as possible about space startups and why anyone would chose to devote their days and weeks and lives to developing a product that they may never see fully come to fruition.

                                Interesting but challenging. Often times overwhelming but I guess that’s supposed to be a good thing.

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                                  Sorry to hear about the rough few weeks, glad to hear things are looking up. Interested in item #3 here - what kind of project/medium are you working on?

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                                    @Home Trying to learn how to make a good curry. Currently failing.

                                    @Work Developing an internal platform to replace one we use from a 3rd party. Hopefully this will be +1 why not to fire me.

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                                      The last few weeks have been brutal for my personal life: I’ve been sick for 3 weeks, a 2015er I became close with moved away, work has been culturally very disappointing (and low key hostile), I haven’t exercised, and I haven’t been social. But that’s all changing! Working on a few cool things this week:

                                      1. Locked down a partnership letter with a theater group in Baltimore to officially host the 2019 Refugee youth Film Festival (it’s ACTUALLY happening)
                                      2. Shooting off a few applications to various startups around Baltimore
                                      3. Working on a personal project to better understand the entrepreneurial journey (because I’m not exposed to it at work whatsoever)

                                      Redux is around the corner and that’s what is keeping me going at this point. Excited to see everyone!

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                                        Just got back from a nice week vacation at the beach, feeling pretty fresh, but really need to gather my thoughts/make a plan (esp. since it’s a short week).

                                        @Home

                                        Been working a lot on my DnD character for an upcoming campaign, he’s a druid, who is a cross btwn Treebeard from Lord of the Rings and Steve Irwin (which I think will be a lot of fun to play). Project wise, not sure what I want to focus on atm, maybe my blogging/ethnography/writing. Like I said above, feeling super disorganized atm, so need to do some mind-mapping or something to get my thoughts in order.

                                        @Work

                                        Working on redesigning one of our core products and getting back into the groove. We also have our monthly town hall esque meeting, so need to prepare for that.

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                                          At Work, mostly getting a reskin of a current product further along.

                                          At Home, I’m doing a lot of stuff around getting organized again - I get in this mood at least once a year of wanting to “find an optimal system” for myself, which is some kind of sisyphis-like task apparently…. Project wise, getting back into checklisting and a project for Code for Philly, and attempting to post something on my blog this week.