Category Archives: young professional

Field Notes On Transitioning

The cold has only just now arrived in Washington, D.C. Unlike my native Chicago, Washington, D.C. tends to be milder. So mild, in fact, that when a bit of white fluffy stuff lands in the nation’s capital, everyone panics.  Just … Continue reading

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DC’s Very Own Gatsby Party

If the Smithsonian was attempting to reach a coveted demographic, indeed it did. Friday night was #Smithsonianat8, billed as the “Smithsonian’s premier 21+ after-hours event featuring a unique mix of culture, art, history and science.” This event, the Night Garden … Continue reading

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Book Giveaway: Faith Powered Profession

In my three short years in DC (they have FLOWN by), I’ve been blessed to connect with women who have mentored me in so many ways, whether professionally, spiritually — or in Elizabeth’s case, BOTH. Elizabeth Knox and I were … Continue reading

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Summer 2013, A Season of Change

This summer is one of new experiences; a season of change. I kicked off June with my first mission trip learning about human trafficking. In July, I began the housing search and landed in an accessible, vibrant neighborhood, close to … Continue reading

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Life Lessons: It’s Not About Me

I started to make a list of the things I’ve learned this year. Many of them are quite practical: how to sew a button, how to unclog a toilet and how to swim (well, I re-learned that). But sometimes its … Continue reading

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For Singles: Loving One Another In Community

I know a lot of young, single people in DC who live alone. It’s not something I would choose, even if my paycheck allowed for it (no signs of that anytime soon). Our generation continues to figure out what living … Continue reading

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The New Union Market DC — One Week Later

The NoMa-Trinidad neighborhood isn’t one of my regular hangouts, but on Saturday I was determined to investigate Union Market DC, just one week after it’s grand opening on August 8. I’d heard good things. Tasty things. Union Market is just … Continue reading

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Christians in the Capital

This month I had the opportunity to contribute to Seedbed, the publishing arm of Asbury Theological Seminary. I was given the prompt, “What is like to live as a Christian in the nation’s capital?” Here are my thoughts.  Washington, D.C. … Continue reading

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Extreme Bus Rider

You may have heard of Extreme Couponing — the reality show featuring savvy consumers who furiously clip the Pennysaver for 50 cents here, 20 cents there. I like the premise of the show, because it shows how the little savings … Continue reading

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5 Strategies For Your DC Housing Search

It’s revolving door time! The newest batch of graduates, interns and job-switchers has landed in DC faster than you can say, “the rent is too damn high.” Which brings me to…housing. Here’s the short answer: it’s doesn’t HAVE to be … Continue reading

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