Wednesday, December 7, 2011

On the Eve of My Birthday

...I am working on a cover letter. This is my first job application since finishing my thesis a few weeks ago. My first.  I am sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed. The letter is a steaming pile so far, due mostly to the fact that I hate talking about myself. Correction: I hate selling myself. If my resume/CV can't convince you that I'm at least worth an interview, then shit. On top of it, I feel like I'm walking on ice with every sentence I type; I want to at least get my ideas out but my inner critic cringes with each word. My adviser is also a brilliant writer, which gives me confidence in his editing abilities, but makes it harder to give him something I know totally sucks.  If only you could be self-deprecating in a cover letter, cuz I would rock that shit.

In other news, tomorrow I face another birthday and a new year of life. I'm hoping it will be better than the last, and at the moment it seems to be looking up, aside from the job situation. My thesis is done, I'm weaning myself off the Ambien, I'll be seeing my family in a few weeks, etc. I'm a little sad to leave Greenville and all the friends I've made, though. I'll miss my crappy apartment, and the little nooks and crannies I've made my home here. Nonetheless, I'm looking forward to a new chapter of life (unemployment).  As much as the economy might suck right now, I'm done being a student. Hopefully I can have a relaxing holiday season and not stress about all the unknowns too much.  Knowing my luck, I'll move back home only to get a job in Greenville and move back here all over again. My life tends to be funny like that.

1 comment:

  1. Michigan means you are closer to Oregon! ;oD What are you doing to celebrate your birthday today?