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Lauren Fitzpatrick
Worked at EPIK
Attended Kingston University
Lived in Indianapolis
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This article was fun to write and reminded me of how much I've learned since I first started traveling.

What would you add to the list?
#travel #backpacking  
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Sometimes the more we talk about love, the less sense it makes. Okay, most times. #valentinesday2014 #lovelessons 
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This sentence so much sums up the reason why I procrastinate in writing:

"As long as you have not written that article, that speech, that novel, it could still be good."
The psychological origins of waiting (... and waiting, and waiting) to work
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I need to print this and post it in my workspace.
 
45 Ways to Avoid Using the Word 'Very'

"Substitute ‘damn’ every time you're inclined to write 'very;' your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be."

Mark Twain


"'Very' is the most useless word in the English language and can always come out. More than useless, it is treacherous because it invariably weakens what it is intended to strengthen."

  Florence King


"So avoid using the word 'very' because it’s lazy. A man is not 'very' tired, he is 'exhausted.' Don't use 'very sad,' use 'morose.' Language was invented for one reason, boys - to woo women - and, in that endeavor, laziness will not do. It also won't do in your essays."

- N.H. Kleinbaum


#writing #writingtips #very #writingadvice #powerfulwords #blogging
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Not the way I wanted to start my week, but the lesson has been absorbed and duly noted.
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Remember - your interviewer WANTS you to succeed!
 
In China, presentation is EVERYTHING. This is a good confidence-booster to read pre-interview though if you're feeling the jitters. #teachabroad
The interview is a crucial part of the job search when trying to teach English abroad. GoOverseas provides tips for interviewing to teach abroad or becoming an ESL teacher.
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My deepest thoughts about traveling...Always a pleasure to work with Go Overseas!!
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That's Korea - sharing the love, all year round.
A romantic holiday every month of the year? With Kiss Day, Hug Day, White Day, and Valentine's Day, South Korea may be the most romantic place on earth!
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Just as in spoken language, there are countless languages and dialects in sign, and understanding one does not mean that you’ll understand another.
A CODA's (Child of Deaf Adults) take on the interpreting fiasco at Nelson Mandela's memorial service.
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Nice motivation for post-college travel from Rachel Taft at Go Overseas!
Don't race from graduation to a desk job. Take some time off to explore the world! Here are tips for new grads looking to do some serious traveling after college.
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Here's the scoop on how to take your gap year and apply it to your resume!
If you are planning on taking a gap year, working holiday, or career break, you don't have to sacrifice professional growth and development. Here's how to highlight your extended travels on your resume or CV.
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What To Do When You Don't Have a Dream

That's right - I said it - I don't have a dream. And that is totally okay, because I have something else instead.
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Freelance writer. Formerly ESL teacher, waitress, carny, drug trial recruiter, bungee trampoline operator, and more.
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  • EPIK
    Native English Teacher, 2010 - 2012
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Indianapolis - London - Galway - Coffs Harbour - Auckland - Christchurch - Jacksonville - Newcastle, Australia - Yeongwol
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Indiana native, working around the world since 2003
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I never got a proper job. I got a working holiday visa for Ireland in 2003, and have since been a temporary employee at over 30 companies in 6 countries. Eventually I realized that a 'real' job wasn't what I wanted, anyway - I wanted a real life.

Currently living in Australia.
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  • Kingston University
    Travel Writing, 2007 - 2008
  • Indiana University
    Communication & Culture, 1999 - 2003
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I went to see Kyle about 12 months ago after putting up with years of sciatic pain. His treatments have helped me enormously and now I'm back playing sports on a regular basis. Thanks for the top class service and making my life pain free!
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