Alena Hall

Alena Hall earned my master’s degree in magazine journalism from New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute and a bachelor’s degree from the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Frances F. Denny, "Tiny Dancer" from the series Pink Crush (2015) Courtesy of ClampArt, New York

Getting Laid Off From My Job Led To My Biggest Transformation Yet

I just got laid off from the job that robbed me of my remaining passion and creativity. In some ways, this is the most liberating period of my life. I’m now free from working countless hours on tasks that can only lead to burnout, pushing agendas I don’t personally believe in, slapping fake smiles across my face and pretending to drink the insane Kool-Aid overflowing in the startup world.

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