I spent the day trying to think of somewhere I’d like to work. By day, I mean about an hour this afternoon, since I slept until eleven, ate a hearty brunch of Easy Mac in my pajamas, watched an episode of House from Netflix, and finally got around to getting ready for the day around three. You know, before my mom got home.

I wasn’t always like this. It seems like I’ve been saying that a lot, and it makes me sad, but I don’t care enough to change, and that’s what really gets me.

My list of jobs I’d like is small. I don’t want to work in fast food. It’s not so much because of the food, but because I’ve heard horror stories of dealing with angry customers. I thought about journalism, but papers keep cutting jobs and the pay sucks from what I hear. I thought about tutoring; it’s an option. I guess retail’s okay, but I don’t know anything. Really, for getting an education from an outstanding high school, I know almost nothing about working. I mean, I can take a wicked derivative, but getting a 5 on the Calculus BC exam doesn’t really qualify me to be manager of Family Video. But if I had gone to college….

Maybe something creative will hit me. Right now I’m stuck with the sad fact that outside academics, my only real interest lies in entertainment — in movies, books, and music — which means I’m completely incompetent with anything dealing with real life. Give me imaginary worlds, I’m set. Give me the real world, and I sleep into eleven and spend the rest of the day in my pajamas.

I really need to man up and call Beth. She deserves an apology at least.

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  1. Hey Britney! This is Max. I was looking for the website of that writing project you used to be in (couldn’t find it) and ran across your blog!

    It’s good to hear from you, though I’m sorry to hear it’s been so rough lately. If it makes you feel better somehow, I have to admit I had the same problem you’re having now…except after I graduated from college! It’s not an easy job market out there. I was pretty lucky to fall into this library gig. Good luck in your search; I hope you find the job of your dreams!