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Employment and The Holidays

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I have become a new person. In the last 6 months I’ve graduated from a four year private university with a bachelors in medical anthropology. I didn’t immediately find work but when I left school it was straight back to the good ole NYC and straight into the summer youth program working for minimum wage. I consider myself pretty lucky considering right at the end of the summer youth program I was interviewing for my next position and got a full time job in a physical therapy office. To be honest, I never thought receptionist work was in my future. It was truly heartbreaking to assume the dull, eventless routine working for people of equivalent character. My position has been hard for me, there is nothing I look forward to lately aside from quitting and moving on to bigger and greater things.

Employment wouldn’t be the centerfold of discussion if not for the time of year where I find myself in need of a position. It is almost impossible to find a job of significance during the holidays which is only making the season even more miserable for me. Seriously, job searching is not how you want to spend your holiday. I’d much prefer having a glamorous time with friends or a significant other but the end of school also marked the end of whatever type of social life I thought I had obtained. Not that I don’t try every so often now and then, but it’s been more dud then fun. I was even talking to a guy or two these last few months and I lost whatever energy I had left for foolishness. I would really love to sit and chat about my failure with finding an interesting and appealing member of the opposite sex but I would really need my friends around for me to be successful with my complaining.

The most important thing for me right now would be admission into the JET Program that I applied to earlier this month. That would give me the chance to teach English in Japan. And did I mention that it would be in Japan. Japan has been on my mind so much these last 6 months and it’s insane that with my constant thoughts my line sister, Dana, actually sent me an email randomly advertising the program. How does one really change the game of life? By leaving the country in my opinion. It’s a thrilling and frightening proposition but I would literally jump head first into it. What a leap towards satisfaction and happiness. This adult life is not (yet) glamorous, it’s not exciting and not progressing dramatically enough for me. I need to go to Japan.


Written by Br1dgeoverwater

November 30, 2014 at 7:17 pm