Discussion of news topics with a point of view, including narratives by individuals regarding their own experiences

For the past 15 years, I’ve worked all kinds of jobs: bussing tables in a small restaurant in Brooklyn, bartending in New York City’s famous Meatpacking District, making ads as an art director at an award-winning agency on Madison Avenue. Two months ago, I found myself with no job, and no job offers, for the first time since I moved to the United States from Bulgaria. As anxiety, insecurity and impostor syndrome slowly tried to take over, I began documenting my pandemic job-hunting experience. While I knew I wasn’t alone in this, it surely felt lonely. This is what the last two months looked like for me — and likely millions of other unemployed people in the United States.

Teaching made me realize adulthood is a myth. I want to show my students it’s okay to be human.

We’re all just humans, figuring it out one day at a time

I got breakthrough covid. It made me appreciate the vaccine more than ever.

Despite the odds, I feel very lucky

I don’t want kids. Here’s how I made peace with my decision.

I can’t have it all in life, and I’m okay with that