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20something profile: Ashley

headshot(1)This post was written by Ashley, who edits for a medical research center:

My name is Ashley, and I’m a twenty-five year old millennial. With that being said, I’ve always had a friendship with words, long before it became an app on your phone. Whether they were written by me or not, I enjoyed exploring them. This went handedly with my love of music and lyricism as I grew up with a dancer mother.

I, therefore, was also a dancer since the age of 3, and I was confident I would go to college to become a choreographer. As a freshman in high school, however, I suffered an injury in my spine that eventually hindered my physical capabilities over the years. By the time I reached college, I needed an MRI, physical therapy, and medication to help me walk without pain. In the midst of it all, I had returned to my first love — words. Read the rest of this entry

20something profile: Tim

CRW_0176_v1This post was written by Tim, who leads an electronics design team:

Hi, I’m Tim. I graduated college with a Bachelor’s of Science in Audio Electronics and Music Technology (Joint Honours/ Double Major) back in 2009. Since then I’ve been kind of switching back and forth between travelling, working and slowly crunching my way through a couple more degrees (Math and Physics), hopping from one to the next when things started to drag.

But suddenly last year, near the end of a year of studying, everything changed. I fell hopelessly in love. I got married and then dragged my husband along for the ride. (I’m kidding about that last part…well, half kidding.)

Anyway to cut out a bit of less interesting stuff that happened as we tried (and failed) to settle in London, England, we somehow ended up in the Netherlands. So with about 2 months’ worth of savings left, we did what anyone would: got jobs…well, tried to. Read the rest of this entry

20something profile: Isaac

DSC_0048This post was written by Isaac, an editorial contributor for Hot Courses Australia and a writer for Warhol’s Children:

When I was younger, I always thought that the acquisition of money would keep me happy. I was under the impression that I’d be able to tolerate whatever unfortunate job situation I would be in, as long as I was well compensated.

That illusion was shattered after I did some time (yes, I am comparing it to time in prison) at a world renowned electronics retail store. I didn’t agree with its philosophy, the way it treated its employees and I really, really didn’t like what we were selling.

This terrible working environment turned out to be great for me in the long run. The sheer misery forced me to look for an alternative, and I immediately started seeking out the polar opposite. I wanted to go somewhere with a philosophy I believed in, somewhere that treated its employees well and something I really, really liked to do.    Read the rest of this entry

20something profile: Christine

20something profile: Meaghan

I graduated from Ithaca College in May 2011. I majored in English and minored in Integrative Health Studies. Ideally, what I’d like to do is to be involved in Integrative/Holistic Healthcare, which includes modalities such as Acupuncture, Nutrition, Chiropractic Care, Reiki, Herbal Medicine, etc.

I’m still figuring out if I’d like to be a Practitioner of a Holistic Modality working directly with patients as a Doctor/Therapist, etc., and if so, what modality I’d choose to study and practice. I’m also interested in the writing and research aspect of Holistic healthcare: questioning and researching the safety and efficacy of alternative therapies, as well as how they can be integrated into/with allopathic healthcare.

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