Kassondra Cloos

Kassondra Cloos

Associate Editor of SNEWS / Freelance writer & editor / Co-founder of Adventures in Wikipedia / Boulder, Colorado

Pursuing My Journalism Career While Paying Off My Student Loans

Pursuing My Journalism Career While Paying Off My Student Loans

Less than a year out of college, making barely enough to cover my student loans and no-frills living expenses, I only wore shirts that covered my elbows.

I desperately wanted to put money aside to travel internationally, move for a better job, and get ahead. So twice a week, I drove to a clinic at the edge of town, rolled up my sleeve, turned my head and squeezed my eyes shut as a technician stuck a needle in the crook of my arm and siphoned my plasma. I was not proud of this. It felt shady. It probably was shady.

This was the price I paid to pursue a writing career in journalism.

Read the rest at The Earnest Blog. April, 2017

These Boutique Hostels Will Make You Want to Ditch Hotels

These Boutique Hostels Will Make You Want to Ditch Hotels

Summiting Old Rag Made Me Fall in Love with Solo Adventures

Summiting Old Rag Made Me Fall in Love with Solo Adventures