Category: Opinion

Still from "The Princess Bride" with text that reads, "You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."

Words I Don’t Use a Whole Lot

Language is a strong tool. Aside from the obvious benefit of communication, the words we choose have the ability to strengthen or reinforce our principles and values. I often find myself saying, “that word is not in my vocabulary,” where what I’m actually saying is, “that word doesn’t reflect my beliefs.”

Movie still of 9 to 5 with the caption, "Why don't we make some changes that really count? Yeah."

AfterWork Theater: Where Careers Go to Die

Before I was the ED of AWT, before I worked part-time here running operations, and before I was a board member, I had a neat little career in marketing, working primarily for early and mid-stage startups. My entire career had been in advertising or marketing, and I enjoyed the work…for a while. As I was about to discover AWT as a participant in 2014, I was finding myself getting bored with my jobs quickly, and my tenure at each position was getting shorter and shorter.