This is a great anecdote that speaks to the experience of so many people who are graduating and struggling to figure out what to do. New grads at all levels are entering the workforce to an abundance of scarcity. Being brave and creative pays off. It would have been interesting to hear about what, if any, other options the author considered before heading to Buzzfeed. Teaching high school or shopping around at other similar publications, maybe? Or was this the only other opportunity that presented itself outside of unversity-level academia?