by Jenifer Garey As I think back on all that had happened during 2020, I was having trouble finding the right word to describe what could be around the corner in 2021. My wish is that we all can return to what we call normal (do we really remember what that was?). My plan isContinue reading “HOPE”


by Victor Johnson Our team, Virtual Upskilling for Employment (VUE) discussed each of us writing a blog to close out the year.  It was decided that we would use our individuality to explore a theme, which is a word or words that represent our own journey through 2020.  I thought about words like perseverance, sacrifice,Continue reading “Milkshake”


By Stacey Buttel – Career Facilitator, Goodwill Columbus 2020 has been quite the ride.  In thinking about one word to describe this upside-down year, I would have to go with “Miraitowa.”  Actually, Miraitowa is not exactly a word, as it really is a name.  As you know many life events were put on hold, postponed,Continue reading “Miraitowa”


by Brandi Nicholson-Burley home  noun \ ˈhōm  \ Definition of home  (Entry 1 of 6) 1a: one’s place of residence:  It’s June of 2020, and the world was in the middle of a pandemic. What was assumed to be only a couple of months of quarantining and stay at home orders, had signs of continuing through the rest ofContinue reading “Home”

What to Do with Our New and Slightly Overused 2020 Phrases and Vocabulary

It’s been over 9 months.  Over 9 months of working from home when you thought it would only be 2 months or so.  Over 9 months of wearing masks, using hand sanitizer, avoiding crowds of 10 or more…you know this list as well as I do.  Since the start of the pandemic, our vocabulary andContinue reading “What to Do with Our New and Slightly Overused 2020 Phrases and Vocabulary”

Finding a Job on Social Media – The Do’s and Don’ts

By Brandi Nicholson-Burley, Career Facilitator Now, more than ever since its inception, social media is becoming a primary form of communication and information spreading. You can keep updated on your family through social media, you can get your entertainment from social media, and you can even learn about current (and past) events through social media!Continue reading “Finding a Job on Social Media – The Do’s and Don’ts”

Be Kind

Written by Stacey Buttel, Career Facilitator at Goodwill Columbus I had the pleasure of conducting a panel discussion on the topic of “Strategies to Support Mental Health and Resilience in the Workplace.”  The final question that I asked the panel was “what is one piece of advice to share regarding supporting mental health in theContinue reading “Be Kind”


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