A Quarter Century Addendum

25 Lessons Learned by Age 25

I turn 25 today, which feels like a milestone.  In the last quarter century, I’ve raised goats, read through a library and a half, graduated college (and gone back for round two), solo traveled on three continents, dirtbagged, lived with a family that’s not my own, volunteered full-time, learned a second language, and threw in my lot working for a Fortune 500 company.

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A Quarter Century Addendum

Self-Sufficiency: No One Loves You Quite Like You Do (So Swim Back to the Boat)

In my business now, as much as I may love and engage in the work I'm editing, the writing will not evolve if the writer doesn't love and engage with it far more than I do. As a case manager, really wanting someone to learn English because I know it will vastly improve his opportunities does not make him fluent if the only way he knows to move forward is to work harder and longer at his minimum wage job.