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I reached the mountaintop after an almost ten-year climb

I did it. I still can’t believe it, but I did it. I landed my dream job. I am now working at the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia as a WordPress website developer, email marketing manager, and overall digital marketing geek. Let me take you back to 2003 for just a minute.

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Cold hard realities and a craving for something unexpected

Over the last four months that I’ve worked as a freelancer, I’ve learned quite a bit. Some cold hard realities have sunk in. I grossly underestimated how many contacts I would need for steady referral work and how much time put in I would need for steady referral work. I didn’t think it would be…

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Taking the leap was worth it

I’ve come to a decision, which was tough to make because of how badly I wanted this. I took the leap last June to go into full-time freelancing. I have now learned how incredibly tough it is to turn it into a business that will sustain me financially. I haven’t put in nearly enough of…

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Reflections on my 36th birthday

Well, it’s official. I’ve made it 36 times around the sun. I feel peace, purpose, and gratitude. What I experienced this past weekend helped bring back parts of me that I’m really happy to have again. I went down to Richmond, VA where I grew up to hang out with my two best friends since…

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A man named Pete

Once a week, I run with the Philly chapter of Back on My Feet. Every single person living in, or who has lived in, a homeless shelter that gets up at 5:30am to run between 2-4 miles inspires me. They are my heroes. They are truly getting back on their feet. One person who particularly…

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