Five Things Friday

As I introduced last week, each Friday I will share five topics that caught my attention or impacted my life this week.

1. House Votes to Stop Funding for Planned Parenthood

As someone who doesn’t have the most comprehensive health care, I rely heavily on the services that Planned Parenthood provides. In fact, they are the only doctor I go to, and that only happens once a year. Without their services, I honestly don’t know if I will be able to afford annual female exams in the foreseeable future. I actually ended up applying for a job as a communications coordinator for Planned Parenthood in Boston. Wish me luck!

Check out my dear friend Romel’s blog to see Three Things We Lose Without Planned Parenthood. (And I’ll give you a hint, abortions aren’t even on that list).

2. Video Resumes

So I’ve been pretty obsessed with revamping my resume (check it out here and please send me feedback if you have any). And recently I have discovered video resumes. I am seriously considering making one for my website. I think it could be a lot of fun and hey, maybe it will hook me up with a job! Here is the video that has totally inspired me:


3. City Year San Jose/Silicon Valley ATA

So at work this week we have been partaking in Advanced Training Academy (ATA). It is something that every City Year site does and is a great way to recharge, build community and show appreciation for one another. If you’re interested in checking out what we did this week, head on over to the City Year San Jose/Silicon Valley wordpress.

4. Getting hit with Homesickness

It’s getting to be that time of year when I really start to miss home. It’s been a couple months since I’ve been to Rochester and I still have about four more months to go. I’m really considering going home in April for Easter weekend since we have a four day spring break, but tickets are a little more than I can afford. I feel like I should just suck it up and wait until I graduate from City Year to go home, but it is really tempting to just throw it on my credit card and deal with it later. Sigh.

5. LACY Planning

Speaking of graduating in June, I’m trying to figure out what I will be doing with my life once that time comes. I’ve applied to three grad schools: Emerson College in Boston, RIT in Rochester and Elon University in North Carolina. I won’t hear back from Emerson until mid-April at the earliest and the other two I am waiting for letters of recommendation to get sent in. I’m still not even sure where I really want to go. I’m leaning towards Boston since the job market is better there, but I am also really thinking about going to Rochester. There are a lot of options to weigh. But first, I need to see where I get accepted.


  1. First, that video resume was hilarious! Ha, he reminds me of CY Alum John Dura and how old is that? He put down his pager #.

    Second, ATA is awesome and I wish was still a part of that. Every year, it made me appreciate humankind more and more. Miss it.

    Lastly, you guys are leaving TOO soon after grad. Nick told me when y’all are leaving. Can’t bakerfest be postponed ’til July?

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