An illustration of a woman typing at her desk with a green laptop.
An illustration of a woman typing at her desk with a green laptop.
Illustration by @junoteamllc

After three years of copywriting, I knew I wanted to get into the tech industry — and quick.

Why? Because I could tell copywriting was a dying art: more companies were hiring in-house vs. traditional ad agencies, and the job openings at big agencies were getting smaller by the year. There weren’t many mid-level writing roles; it was intern, senior, or bust.

Plus, the fact that I was still writing all my work on Google Docs or an outdated version of Microsoft Word were also huge red flags. I wasn’t learning any new software nor was I learning any new…


My new desk during the quarantine. (Photo by: Jennifer Lee)

I was forced to spend my 27th birthday in solitude because of San Francisco’s public health order. No happy hours, no gyms, no gatherings. I was already going on three weeks of working from home. March 28th (my birthday) was rainy and overcast, as most San Fran weather is. But it felt gloomier because I hadn’t felt so lonely in such a long time.

I live alone in the Bay Area. And yes, I know that’s unheard of — almost everyone has a roommate to combat the high housing costs. But my single-living lifestyle quickly backfired on me when San…

Jen Lee

Content Designer at Facebook

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