From a workplace perspective

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A few months ago, I wrote my first curated article called 4 Reasons Why I Quit My Dream Job After College. Today I want to share another part of adulting and that is the farewell — the good-bye stage.

When I first quit my job, I had to say good-bye to my direct supervisor, my mentor, my team, my peers, and even cross-functional team members. News traveled fast, and within a day of me sharing it with my boss 3 weeks in advance, I felt like the whole building knew I handed in my resignation.

I had sales members from…

What it means to create valuable content for Instagram

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Have you found yourself unfollowing more accounts recently since social distancing started? I certainly have.

At the same time, I have also followed new accounts if not more than I unfollowed. It’s not 2005 when I am still trying to have more number of followers than followings. People are looking for valuable content.

This is a term that is thrown around a lot by social media agencies and even content influencers themselves when they share advice. The most common advice I hear about being successful on Instagram is to post consistently and to share valuable content.

AI Algorithm

To start off, I…

#2 — Make a long term investment in you.

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I just turned 24 years old three days ago. Like everyone else, I never thought our routines could’ve change this much within a few months.

Is anyone thinking more about life and what they value during this time? I am — I constantly find myself contemplating my future, feeling the bravery to express my love and appreciation to my friends and family. Why? Because I don’t know what’ll happen next.

Looking back in time, so much self-love and growth has manifested since my last birthday.

I traveled with my best friend to Washington D.C. for a long weekend, went on…

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To anyone who is burnt out, I graduated two years ago and finally had some time between my first job and my current one to really reflect on the whole experience.

I was definitely one of those graduates who felt like their life was together because I was fortunate enough to secure a job before I graduated. In fact, I would consider it my dream job because it was the company I wanted to work for since freshman year in college. I always told my friends that I would be so happy if I can get a job in the…

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I remember my first solo travel experience to Quebec City and an hour within landing, I already wished I had someone to speak to at dinner and someone to help decide where to go sightseeing. The evening came and I sank into the comfy bed scrolling on Netflix. Despite being on my first vacation after post-grad, I was sad that I did not ask anyone to join me. I quickly understood why a lot of people think solo traveling is lonely. But then I realized that you can also be at a party with a room full of people and…

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New York City is honestly the best place for those who enjoy people watching. In a city that never sleeps, there is always something happening. Whether I am sitting at a cafe shop looking outside the window to flaneusing in Central Park, I find myself observing others and trying to remember those moments that make me happy.

Call me a romantic person because it’s these moments that make me feel all warm and cozy inside- all the “feel -good”.

Moment #1: Good luck, we will need it!

Greetings from Brooklyn, New York:

I hope this piece will be your short escape from your COVID-19 readings today.

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When we are finally able to leave our house again and get the opportunity to sit down at a restaurant, please appreciate the chance to ask the waiter for their personal recommendations. Try to live more in the moment, because if there is anything we learned during this time, it is to be grateful for our health and cherish the time that we have. Continue to practice the self-care rituals you are doing at home to stay calm and centered. …

Jessie Kwan

A New Yorker & cafe enthusiast | learning to live in the moment

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