Finally Employed (and Figuring Stuff Out)

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It has been a minute since my last update (about five months or so), and as such, it seemed like a good a time as any to organize what has been going on with me in an easily digestible format.

My New (Old) Job

It never really occurred just how depressing unemployed life can be. Most days are spent desperately combing through job listings of any place that looks like it will actually hire. minutes, hours, spent checking my email inbox and looking down at my phone waiting for responses back. Even the ones that do answer back are positions only applied for because it felt like something to do and not one that would actually be good. Needless to say, finding a job has not been easy.

At least, that is what I had typed out originally when writing this post. However, after a week or so of consideration, I decided to go back to my old job after texting with my former manager. While it may not be exactly where I expected to be at this point, it will at least give me time to re-evaluate what it is I should do going forward.

I’m Finally Happy?

Finally is a bit dramatic, perhaps, but the sentiment is still applicable. As much as I enjoyed my time in higher education, and for as much as being unemployed for months on end was not particularly fun, there is also a bit of hesitance on my end to go back. At least for the last couple of years, college felt more like a way to escape entering the real world as much as a did a vehicle for self-improvement. As much as these should feel contradictory, I also cannot help but feel like both are true.

This contradiction leaves me unsure of what to do next. On the one hand, Academic spaces have always felt pretty comfortable, and spending days holed up in a library doing research does not sound that bad. At the same time, I worry about getting bored and my motivation fizzling out. I’ve also been grappling with the idea that progress is not linear, and that personal journeys are not always going to move in a straight line, so I guess we will have to see.

Topics Coming Up

Been finding a lot of fun manga recently. On top of that, there is also some older stuff that I am just about done with and will be doing a formal post on when through.

  • Blood on the Tracks (Continued)
  • Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou (possibly)
  • Last Gender – When We Are Nameless
  • Revolutionary Girl Utena
  • Oshi no Ko
  • Yu-Gi-Oh 5D’s (if I’m feeling silly)

As usually, I reserve the right to ignore some of this or cover something else that peaks my interest if it happens to come up.

What have you all been up to recently? Let me know down in the comments.

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4 thoughts on “Finally Employed (and Figuring Stuff Out)”

  1. I’ve definitely felt your pain! I remember when I had just freshly graduated and was stuck job searching for months. Not fun at all. I honestly wanted to return to school and become a researcher, but my parents encouraged me to get what they called, “A real job”. So I ended up in unemployment purgatory until I finally landed a job at my local library. Ironically, it was the same library where I had spent lots of my time researching jobs and writing new drafts of my resume.

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    1. Thanks for sharing, genuinely. It is nice to hear from other people that not everyone had their life figured out as soon as they finished college. The phrase “real job” is so stupidly loaded at this point that I just assume people who use it have little to no experience food/restaurant environments. Hope everything has been working for you recently though.

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  2. I made an update post not too long ago myself, but currently I have my sights set on monetising my blog and leaving my job, quite simply. You’d think my parents would be happy with the fact I’ve basically made several businesses from all the side hustles I’m doing, but nope…my dad is still wanting me to play piano, even though I quit about a decade ago…

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    1. That’s definitely a great goal to aspire towards, and I hope it works out. But yeah, it sucks when parents are like that, even if its supposedly coming from a “good place.”


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