this and that   //   August 2, 2013


drew b

The weekend. Hooray. I mentioned to you all that this week was going to be one of my busiest yet – and I wasn’t lying. The past five days have been so crazy at work. Of course, when it involves two photo shoots for our September issue, you know it’s a good kind of crazy. (If you follow me on Instagram, you can check out some of the sneak peeks from the shoots.) With so many little details involved, shoots can always get a little hectic. But I think I actually like it that way. I tend to work better under pressure. I tend to put things off until the last minute. This isn’t always a good thing, but it tends to work for me. I find that it gets my creative juices flowing (along with plenty of coffee, of course). I was always the one cramming before an exam or staying up all night to write a paper in college. I’m definitely a planner though. I always know exactly what it is I need to do and how to get it done, I just wait to actually do it. I guess that makes me an organized procrastinator? You can only plan so much for photo shoots and the rest is just how it goes. You do your best to get the shots you want in the short time that you have. It’s hustle and bustle. I like it that way.

Anyone else work like this? Tips and tricks? Would love to hear it.

For your weekend perusal:

Just one today. Because it’s that good. Everyone should read this – especially all of those summer interns out there.

Things 20-somethings (and all interns) should read:  This article hits the nail right on the head. Forbes outlines the things that 20-year-olds just don’t get. As someone who is midway through her 20s – and someone who has been working since the minute after college graduation – I can attest that these are all true.  I’d like to think that I’ve mastered several of these (“Don’t Wait to be Told What to Do,” for example), but there are others I’m still working on (“Read More Books, Fewer Texts/Tweets”). In fact, I’m still working on all of them. These are such good reminders for me. And maybe you, too? The writer saved the best for last: “Your Reputation is Priceless, Don’t Damage It.” Any favorites on there? What do you think is the most important point on the list?

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