By Kelsey Mulvey
New year, new you.
Some people resolve to go to the gym or pick up some fancy, foreign language in the new year, but we Edsters are committed to taking our careers to the next level. Want to make 2018 the best year of your life (professionally speaking, of course)? Our team’s resolutions offer up some great #CareerInspo:
“Get a hold of my email”
“[To] get better with my personal emails: Organizing them, responding to them, deleting them – the works!”— Kristin Granero, Ed2010 reporter and social media manager at HBO
“Finish my Novel”
“In the new year, I want to finish editing a young adult novel I’ve been working on. Nothing necessarily has to come of it, but I would like to complete it for my own personal satisfaction.” – Amari Pollard, Ed reporter and social media editor at The Week
“Create an editorial calendar… and stick to it!”
“For the New Year, my professional resolution is to make and stick to an editorial calendar! Working full-time, freelancing and running a full-time side hustle can sometimes feel like I’m running out of ideas or not hitting deadlines, when in actuality I’m just not seeing everything laid out! It’s going to be hard, but baby steps are going to help me get there!” — Jamé Jackson, Ed2010 reporter and founder of TheBlondeMisfit.
“Finally make a personal website”
“LinkedIn and social media simply aren’t enough anymore. I’m finally going to buckle down and do what I’ve been saying I would for the last two years: make a personal website.” — Lauren Saxe, Ed2010 reporter and intern at InStyle
“Stop working on the weekends.”
“Work never seems to end but if I don’t give myself a break, my sleep suffers, my family suffers (because I’m so grumpy!), and it’s just not good for my health. So I’m vowing to turn off my work email on the weekends and give myself two full days of recovery each week. ” — Chandra Turner, founder and president, Ed2010 and executive director, Scholastic’s branded content studio
“Get my beauty sleep”
“I’m a very productive person, but I’m guilty of hitting the snooze button a few more times than I’d like to admit. By the time I finally do wake up, I follow a strict schedule of errands, meetings and deadlines — and then I feel totally guilty for spending too many hours watching YouTube videos. In 2018, I’d like to implement a stricter sleep schedule to maximize my working hours.” — Kelsey Mulvey, senior editor, Chase.com
Kelsey Mulvey is a New York-based writer and editor. She has written for several publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Time Out New York, LuckyMag.com, Business Insider, Taste of Home, NYMag.com and Wallpaper.com. Recently, Kelsey joined J.P. MorganChase as Chase’s freelance senior lifestyle editor. Check out more of her work at KelseyMulveyWrites.com and follow her on Instagram and Twitter.