Welcome to the Real World — 4 Tips For Finding Success in Your New Job

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Maybe it’s because graduation season recently wrapped up (or because I myself have been interviewing non-stop and imagining life in a fresh corporate setting), but the question of how one can be successful in their new job has been bouncing around in my head as of late. So much so that I’ve decided to take a deep-dive into how you can show up and be your best self in that new role — both in the professional sense and the personal one.

Whether you’re new to the workforce and the impression you’re making is at job numero uno or you’re a seasoned worker starting over at a company you were recently hired by, here are some digestible tips to flourish during your first days on the job.

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A Happy 4th — Vermont Style

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I’d like to say that I’m finally getting around to writing this because it is, quite literally, the 4th of July, but saying so just wouldn’t be truthful. I’m writing it because a dear friend of mine (again) quite literally brings up the subject of this post almost every. single. time that we hop on the phone to catch up.

“When are you going to write about Vermont?”

“Can’t think of anything to write? How about Vermont?”

“That Vermont post is long overdue.”

I heard ya, girlfriend (just a year and some late). Corinne, this one’s for you!

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Here, Read This:

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Whenever I’m feeling uninspired and empty of the will to write, reading the words that other writers have strung together is typically what pushes me out of the rut. Whether perfect or imperfect, relative or not, these articles and blog posts and books always end up reminding me why I love to write in the first place —

In a writer’s simplest story, shortest poem, most basic self-help article . . . there is, at the very least, someone who might find exactly what they’ve been looking for. I’ve been that ‘someone’ on more than one occasion.

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10 Personal Wins From My First Year in Nashville

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Inspiration / Life & Lifestyle

How? How has it already been a year?! I’m no expert on time, but I’m damn-near certain it’s not supposed to move this quickly.

Rather than get all soft and sentimental about what have easily been the most formative twelve months of my life, I’m instead going to break down this last year into a list of my proudest accomplishments in Nashville so far. Sprinkled among those noteworthy (and perhaps not-so noteworthy) achievements will be some personal takeaways, too, which can certainly be applied to other areas of life.

If sappy is what you’re looking for, however, worry not. I’ve got plenty of posts in the archive to curb your craving for emotion. Like this old one reflecting on my big move to Tennessee, or this recent one thanking my apartment for being the best temporary home. (Yes, I wrote a love letter to my downtown studio apartment. No, judgment isn’t welcome here.)

So keep chugging along for a relatable and hopefully inspiring reflection on my first year away from the comforts and ease of home. Warning, it’s a long one.

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