A Little Bit of Everything
I’ve always struggled to hone in on a single field, so much so that I graduated from college in 2017 with four degrees. I have a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs, a Bachelor of Science in Spanish, and minors in Political Science and History.
Naturally, once I graduated, I did next to nothing with those degrees.
I moved to China, where I lived, worked as a teacher, and studied for three years. Besides traveling and drinking copious amounts of baijiu, I also got to connect with people from across the world.
I’m now working as a freelance writer and have experience writing in many different fields. From politics and sustainability to health and travel, I’d be willing to bet that my search history confuses even the tech overlords over at Google.
While resumes like my own might seem scattered, I believe that they show versatility and strength. One of my favorite TED talks is by Emilie Wapnick, a fellow writer and artist who explores the difficulties of being a modern Renaissance person. She classifies them—or us—as “multipotentialites”.
In my 26 years (OK, soon to be 27), I’ve seen and done a lot. I’ve negotiated rates for articles in English and apartments in Mandarin. I’ve dealt with difficult clients and difficult five-year olds. These experiences have all shaped me into who I am today.
A Desire to Do… Something
In the past few years, I’ve discovered a real passion for political and social issues. To satiate my desires to do good, I launched a political blog on a previous domain, Study With Chandler, and have since migrated all the posts over here. I’m now trying to find a way to further my love for unsolicited political dialogue while not going broke.