Gratitude journal: Cool stuff I’ve gotten to do for my job

Not to brag, but my job is pretty great. I’ve gotten to do so many interesting and fun things for stories — and also a few not-so-fun things. For no good reason, here is a list of the best and the worst.


  1. Play a Stradivarius violin
  2. Perform” in the Washington Ballet’s “Nutcracker”
  3. Feed a red panda
  4. Spear a lionfish in Belize
  5. Try out to be a racing president  


  1. Chat up injured people in ERs around D.C.
  2. Spent 24 hours in Spa World
  3. Construct an enormous hamster wheel, but for cats.

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