Stephanie Puryear Helling
Friday, February 21, 2014
As we celebrate Apartment Careers Month this month, NAAEI is reaching out to high school and college students to make them aware of the exciting job opportunities we offer and to advise about working in the industry. You may have heard that our theme this year is “The Apartment Industry is Home to Many Successful Careers!”My early jobs in high school taught me the importance of good customer...
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
I had many childhood dreams. One was to fall in love at a sleep-away summer camp.
I used to be fixated on the idea of spending two months on a lake somewhere in Maine doing arts and crafts, water-skiing to my heart’s content and having a respectable summer fling with a 14-year-old boy most likely named Ethan or Cory. We would bond over our shared love of water sports, spend the summer flirting...
Thursday, January 23, 2014
After lone-wolfing it my first semester of college and frequently wandering by myself, I decided to take a self-defense class. My brother told me I had the weakest punch of anyone he’d ever met in his life, and while I disagreed with this wholeheartedly, I figured some technical instruction couldn’t hurt.
For the next eight Thursdays, I walked to the student center and listened closely as a...
Thursday, January 2, 2014
I might block my uncle on Facebook.
He joined three weeks ago and has since commented on nearly every status I write. And we’re talking three- to four-sentence comments. On Thanksgiving, for example, I wrote, “I have a headache and I feel sick. Like ya do, Thanksgiving.”
Minutes later and four ‘likes’ deep, my uncle wrote, “I don’t understand—are people ‘liking’ the fact that you have a headache...