Turns out that the dance party I had (by myself in my apartment) was totally warranted….I have been hired. HIRED!!
This is good for a lot of reasons:
1) I think working is great! I am passionate about the work this organization does and I think I’ll be kick a** at my job.
2) I like salaries. This is a HUGE relief (and timely wedding present) given the upcoming festivities, travels, and oh yeah, student debt.
3) My self-esteem is sufficiently boosted.As anyone who has spent a big chunk of time being unemployed knows, it takes an emotional toll.
Here’s the bad:
My commute is lonnnnnnnnnnnnnnng. Unfortunately long. But I’m not willing to say no to a great career opportunity for this commute.
I started My Orange Chair to give myself a place to talk about lots of things, including how sucky it is to be an unemployed new-graduate. I don’t plan to stop writing and I don’t plan to stop writing about unemployment either. It’s a huge issue for youth! Heck, it’s a huge issue for everyone.
In the meantime though, I’ve got some more dancing to do…and packing for the honeymoon!!