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I am not a brand, I’m a person

I am not a brand, I’m a person

Recently, someone told me I needed to “consider my personal brand.” I can’t share the exact details of the circumstances that led to this comment, because it’s not a good idea to share everything on the Internet. But rest assured, it was intended to be judgmental, and I was pissed off. It would have been inappropriate in context, but of course, I wanted to respond by saying, “I don’t care about my personal brand. I am not a brand.” Also, “fuck you!”…

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What should I do with my life? Balancing money and meaning

What should I do with my life? Balancing money and meaning

The reason I read a lot of books is that I like being introduced to new ideas. It boggles my mind just how much stuff there is to learn about. From astrophysics to dolphin physiology to how to bake the perfect brownie – there is so much you can be an expert in that choosing what to do with your life can feel overwhelming.   I read book after book after book, I read articles and columns and blogs, I…

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Hi, I’m Ellie. Nice to meet you.

Hi, I’m Ellie. Nice to meet you.

When I write posts for this blog, I always assume that the only people reading are people I know personally. Obviously, that’s not what I want – I would love for people I don’t know (yet) to read my blog. That is, after all, the whole point. Many people I know do dutifully read my blog – thanks team – but I absolutely understand the people who don’t, or, at the very least, only read the occasional post. If you…

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