- 7:53 am
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Dear intern Mayan,
You know a lot about yourself after growing up in edit bays and at television shoots. You’ll realize that mom was the best role model we could have ever had. You will grow up believing that a woman owning a multi-million dollar company is normal. That men will take you seriously if you take yourself seriously. That putting 12 hours a day into a job feels different when you love what you’re doing. Unlike a lot of your fellow interns, you know how to not fidget in meetings (it will always remain one of your biggest pet peeves) and keep your gossip outside of the office (no one likes the kid who goes around whispering in other people’s cubes.) You know how to play the office-game: first in, last out, dress for the job you want, not the job you have, take on extra work when you can, and get to know people in other departments.
But you are not responsible for yourself yet, my 21-year-old friend. Errors or missteps will make you cringe and you’ll never want to show your face outside of your cubicle ever again. You can easily name 50 other things that led to a mistake and none of them are you. Someday you’ll have a boss who will help you see error as opportunity. This will be the greatest gift anyone will give you—freedom from your anxiety of making things absolutely perfect. Work is not perfect. Life is not perfect. You take yourself too seriously. You’ll feel lucky you learned this by 25.
So much will happen over the next three and a half years! That psychic in the Thousand Islands was right—you do already know the man you will marry. He is the best man you will ever meet in your life. When you’re married (in San Francisco’s City Hall!) he will do things like bring your retainer from the bathroom in the middle of the night because before you went to bed, you asked him to do exactly that. He is kind, and strong, and fiercely loyal to his friends. He will watch The Office with you thousands of times and look at you with adoration. Every day you will wake up, and love him more.
Some of your friendships die out, but some grow in their place! This is the natural ebb of life. You’ll start to understand this, though it stings at first. (P.S. The Fab 5 is still the best ever!)
In case you were wondering, you love this company more now than ever. You’ve been in two completely different job roles, and right now, you’re not on the path to being an editor like we dreamed of as a child. And it feels okay.
Don’t forget to keep your chin up and look for opportunity always. She’s right around the corner, and needs some help.
(Company photo, 2011 and 2014)
- 8:58 pm - Mon, Aug 25, 2014
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I will wade out till my thighs are steeped in burning flowers. I will take the sun in my mouth and leap into the ripe air, alive, with closed eyes.
- 8:58 pm
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For almost 40 years, he was the brightest star in the comedy galaxy. But while some of the brightest of our celestial bodies are actually extinct now, their energy long since cooled, but miraculously because they float in the heavens so far away from us now, their beautiful light will continue to shine on us forever. And the glow will be so bright, it’ll warm your heart, it’ll make your eyes glisten, and you’ll think to yourselves: “Robin Williams. What a concept.”
- 6:33 pm - Sun, Aug 24, 2014
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Brown butter peaches and Kentucky bourbon vanilla ice cream. 😳
- 5:57 pm
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Roasted chicken, plum tomatoes, and kalamata olives. #6ingredientrecipes
- 6:52 pm - Sat, Aug 23, 2014
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Herman is pretty happy to have us home… #vacationers
- 8:41 am - Fri, Aug 22, 2014
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Boston: we’re for it! #vacationers (at Paul Revere Statue And The Old North Church)
- 1:25 pm - Thu, Aug 21, 2014
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We like old parks. (at Boston Common)
- 4:14 am
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On the road to Boston with this cutie! 😍👫 (at The Berkshires)
- 6:23 am - Wed, Aug 20, 2014
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Leaving the beautiful #adk 😭 (at Adirondack Mountains)