A friend recently reached out via text, wanting to catch up over coffee. We made plans to meet up over the weekend, and that very day, just after I’d gotten on the metro, she sent a text – “Sorry, something came up. I can’t make it anymore.”
That’s when I realized something: I wasn’t even surprised. Continue reading
I have started a new blog.
In this first post, I would like to discuss a topic that is fascinating to me: emails, and the way we write them. I am just coming off two-plus years working at a large intergovernmental organization (DC speak: IGO) where only about 20 percent of the staff was from North America. As I transition into my new job at a small nonprofit that consists mainly of Americans, I am noticing certain phrases, quirks and patterns in my email style that were shaped not only by my years at the IGO, but also by the various bosses, interviewers, and other individuals I’ve come in contact with during my professional career. It is worth reflecting on a few of them, below: Continue reading