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Erin McCarthy
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Inspired by outdoors, motivated by coffee & energized by exercise.
Inspired by outdoors, motivated by coffee & energized by exercise.

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Imposter syndrome
I will always remember how angry, hurt, and frustrated I was to not get a supervisor position in college when I was the most qualified in the building. I also remember instead applying to something else with that graduate assistant's boss, and earning a hig...
Imposter syndrome
Imposter syndrome
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Because I was told.
I was told at age 6 that girls couldn’t play with boys. But I grew up in a neighborhood where that didn’t matter. I was told at age 7 that I was too smart. But I grew up with the smartest person in the world as a mom. I was told at age 10 that I was too bos...
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Making it positive
One morning on my way to the office a few years back, I heard
a story on the radio about a reporter in China who’d offered to take a few
young men back to their home towns for Chinese New Year.  One of the young men
he was driving home offered to connect hi...
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Quit yer complainin
Sometimes I catch myself complaining about really freaking
stupid things. This blog is one of those. But sometimes I need to get this off my chest to make room in my brain for more meaningful content.  For example, it really bothers me when I go to
restaura...
Quit yer complainin
Quit yer complainin
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Remembering the good
I never got my senior yearbook. It was something like $65 at the time. And I thought that was insane. I didn't like asking my parents for money with the whole impending college thing, and I had a $6.85/hour job but spent all of my money on chipotle and gaso...
Remembering the good
Remembering the good
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A story about poop
Those who know me know there is nothing that gets my blood boiling more than litter. "Oh, no, she's said the word ... here we go guys." - those who know me. It's not just the very act of littering, which, of course, is an effing horrible thing to do — you k...
A story about poop
A story about poop
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The things I wish I'd had the confidence to say in my first interviews
I sat in the interview for the major publication — a big newspaper for a big city and its big surrounding metro. I was a 22 year old college senior, desperate for a place to go and write when I was finished with school, but with no real experience besides a...
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No judgment. No problem.
As I stood there waiting to hand my ID and boarding pass over for the TSA agent to scan, he looked down at my shirt.  It was a white Nike tank with a pinkish filtered photo of stairs on it. "No Gym. No problem," it said. "That's my motto," he said. I looked...
No judgment. No problem.
No judgment. No problem.
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Yesterday
"I could be in Bora Bora by now." There's something about airports that makes everybody savages. All of a sudden we lose all perspective and immediately wherever you're going becomes so much more important than where anybody else is going. I once saw a woma...
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Yesterday
"I could be in Bora Bora by now." There's something about airports that makes everybody savages. All of a sudden we lose all perspective and immediately wherever you're going becomes so much more important than where anybody else is going. I once saw a woma...
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