Apartment D├ęcor: Part One

in , by Mackenzie Elaine Wasilick, January 18, 2021

We've officially been in the city a little over a month now and are finally feeling more settled than our period spent living on the air mattress. While I will fondly remember our camping adventure (mostly for our stellar takeout meals), I'm glad to have our furniture and have things start to feel like 'home' - even though I still frequently look out the window and have to pinch myself that we actually live here.

Much Needed Civility...

by Mackenzie Elaine Wasilick, January 08, 2021

Following this week's attack on our Capitol, I started and stopped writing this post probably five different times. Of course I have (many) opinions, but I am not a subject expert here. I know that sharing my outrage on this platform will not create any substantive difference in the larger conversation at play. So, I started thinking about what I could do. 

2020 Sorority Recap

in , by Mackenzie Elaine Wasilick, December 12, 2020

Photo from one of my first work trips in 2016.

I began working for Alpha Xi Delta on December 7, 2015. Since the end of the calendar year and my work anniversary coincide so nicely, I typically do an annual recap of the places I've traveled and the events I've participated in (see 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019). In fact, this blog mostly started as a way for me to chronicle my experience and remember all of the exciting opportunities I've been afforded over the years. While this year has been mostly void of travel, my fifth 'alphaversary' marks a significant milestone for me and I can't help but reflect on the journey I've had so far.

Holiday Card Etiquette

in , by Mackenzie Elaine Wasilick, November 19, 2020
Photo by Dogwood Hill.

I'd like to start this topic by pointing out that nobody wants to be the grammar police. I'd be brilliantly content receiving your holiday card with perfect spelling and grammar - complete with the photo your 'friend with the good camera' took of your family in some nondescript field wearing coordinated outfits. But alas, here we are. Without a doubt, some of you will include an apostrophe and nobody will tell you because, well, what's done is done. If you're going to take your valuable time and money to send a holiday card this year, please, for the love of that sweet newborn 'reason for the season', proofread your card. 

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