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Not the Youngest Person at the Party

As a 31 year old, it’s typical for me to attend a professional event and be one of the youngest people in the room. Five years ago when I began working for the City of Manchester’s Economic Development Office I was almost always the youngest person in the room, which isn’t surprising considering New Hampshire […]

So many pumpkins!

Small Town Traditions and Keene Pumpkin Festival

Growing up in Wilton, NH, I learned about my fair share of small town traditions and I had one in particular that I sincerely disliked: Whimsical People. Every year, the town would get together and create these terrifying scarecrow things called Whimsical People. The Whimsical People would then be placed all throughout town in poses […]

Ski NH Annual Meeting

Sharpening Your Saw (It’s an adventure!)

Since joining the Stay Work Play team this spring, I’ve shared with you a handful of adventures I’ve experienced over the last few months. Although professional development and networking isn’t the most exciting topic, it’s definitely important for young professionals and it’s certainly worth writing about. Plus, broadening your network and joining new organizations certainly […]


Graduation in New Hampshire

This time of year, college students across the country and more specifically in the Granite State, become college graduates. The exciting time of year where fellow students congratulate one another for their accomplishments, and embark out on a new adventure (graduating cliché totally intended). I remember my graduation of a few years ago and think […]


Startup is the new black

Startup is the new black. A startup company or startup is a company, a partnership or temporary organization designed to search for a repeatable and scalable business model. These companies, generally newly created, are in a phase of development and research for markets. The term became popular internationally during the dot-com bubble when a great number of dot-com companies were founded. [wikipedia] Startups are coming out of the […]

Evil Monkey

Valuable (albeit also entertaining) Advice for “Young” “Professionals”

So I’ve been quasi-addicted to Thought Catalog recently, thanks to reposts up the wazoo (I’m pointing my finger at you, Alyssa). Yes, it does a number on your work output if you find a great chain of posts, but I like to think that reading these ramblings is good for the mind… it’s good for […]