Astronauts and Plaid Lounge Pants

The Back Row

June 4th, 2015Posted by Brian

Originally published at The Back Row

Ahhh, job hunting. Everyone’s favorite task.

As a recent college graduate, I now have the pleasure of looking for a job. I’ve been out of school for about a month, and I still really haven’t found anything.

See, I’m trying to find a job in my field (also known as “communications”), preferably one in radio or web design. In Erie. The problem is, finding a job like that is pretty darn difficult. Like, almost impossible. When I do find any jobs like that, I usually don’t qualify (you know, the whole “one to two years of experience” caveat). It’s not that I don’t want to work. Well, let me rephrase that. Most people I know don’t want to work. I’m willing to work. After all, Paul said to the Thessalonians, “if any would not work, neither should he eat” (2 Thessalonians 3:10). I just would rather work in something that I like.

My problem is that, at some point, I’m going to have to be less picky. I can’t just sit around in plaid lounge pants and a CatDog shirt all day (I mean...I’m not doing that right now *looks around suspiciously*). Eventually, I’ll have to start looking outside my preferred job market. Sure, I want to work in radio or web design, but maybe I just can’t right now. Maybe I’ll just have to work where I can find a job. Maybe I can work in an office. Maybe I can freelance. Maybe I can be an astronaut (okay, maybe not an astronaut).

Someday, I’ll find a job doing what I like. Until that day comes, I’ll continue to improve on the skills that I have. And I’ll work. Somewhere, somehow, I’ll work.

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