So you find yourself asking “Gosh, I wonder if Kendra’s doing anything relevant right now?”
Well, we can answer that.
On Moving On, Moving Out, Moving Up
WELL, SO, IT has been a while, eh? Let’s see, what has happened since my last post:
6/9/2019: Got married
6/10/2019-6/15/2019: Honeymoon road trip across Tennessee, into Georgia, up into North Carolina.
6/18/2019-6/20/2019: Interviewed for a curator/archivist position in Gallup, New Mexico.
6/24/2019-6/25/2019: Interviewed for an archivist position in Chicago.
7/4/2019-7/7/2019: Family vacation to Bermuda
7/23/2019: Last day at my previous job.
7/24/2019-7/27/2019: Moved to Chicago
So like, I HAVE BEEN BUSY.
On Aggressively Pursuing Hobbies
WELL I’m still applying to jobs left and right, and I have a remote internship taking up a decent chunk of my time, BUT now that I’m not in school anymore I have a lot of free time I did not previously have. I’ve been gardening and brewing beer and baking bread and generally trying to keep the existential dread at bay. Sometimes I do all three at once, as I did this weekend. Wort was boiling, bread was proving, and I was transplanting seedlings.
THIS IS WHY I NEED A FULLY ENGROSSING JOB. I have a LOT of brain space to use, and I need a job that’ll keep me busy. It’s nice having fresh beer and bread and produce at home, but also I’d like to get paid a living wage to work in an archive.
GIVE ME A JOB.
AH SHIT Y’ALL I FUCKIN GRADUATED!
Give me a job.
On the Sword of Damocles
Well first off, I’m gonna go ahead and say I don’t process Greek names as they are intended, so his name is “Duh-mockles” and no one can convince me otherwise. He and Herr-ackles can go hang out.
BUT, more important, I GRADUATE IN LESS THAN A MONTH. I have a handful of papers left, and then I am done. Like, done-ass done. And I can fart out a 10 page research paper in about 3 hours, so I’m not especially worried.
BUT THEN WHAT???
Well I’m still applying to jobs (39 since the first week of January) since I haven’t had luck with kind of any of them yet, and gosh that just does wonders for the ole self-esteem. I have two classmates graduating with me who have had interviews and have prospective jobs lined up, SO definitely feeling a little slighted by the professional world at large.
I AM A GEM, A GENIUS, AND A FORCE OF NATURE, HIRE ME.
And with my graduation coming up, I’m kind of hitting a point where my impending failure to get a job is going to be center stage. There’s a sword dangling above my head with “YOU WENT TO GRAD SCHOOL FOR BETTER JOB PROSPECTS AND ALL YOU GOT WAS THIS LOUSY DEBT” written on the side.
I more than doubled my student debt in attending grad school, with the hopes of finding a full time job that paid better than I currently am paid, and more consistently than I was paid in film, and sure the job search might end up taking 10 months to 2 years, but in the interim that means I AM PAYING THIS DEBT FOR NOTHING.
Anyway that sword is gonna be there until I find a job, so I guess I should keep applying and stop whining.