I’m done apologizing for my lack of posts. I don’t know what is wrong with me–I think I am losing motivation. I need projects or I get restless, so I have created one for myself. I am entering Phase 2 of the job process.
Phase 1 was using sites like Ed2010 and MediaBistro to find jobs. This is a nice method but I need some more human contact that doesn’t just result in an edit test.
Phase 1.5 was getting off my butt. I bought magazines I don’t normally read like Glamour, Portfolio, O, Nylon, Cookie and Vanity Fair. I found I liked Vanity Fair a lot and was intrigued by Glamour. I attended a magazine conference to meet people as well as a publishing seminar. Still need more human contact.
Phase 2 is meeting my peers. I have some friends in high places but as Garth Brooks delightfully sings, friends in low places are good company to keep. I need to talk with people in my boat–people working the lower-on-the-masthead jobs, people trying to get jobs and the people I might eventually be working with. I am going to some networking events, one particularly geared towards EAs and interns, and I’m excited. All my friends are in business, one is in medical, some are going to be teachers and the others are kind of floundering around. They are all great but I need to talk to some people who understand what I’m going through.
I’ve also been thinking (probably like everyone else in the universe) that I want to write a memoir. I think mine would be best in the form of essays. I’ve already got a lot of material–getting kicked out of the San Diego Zoo, numerous study abroad experiences, my pal Alana beating up a guy after my 21st birthday party, my pops and I looking for jobs at the same time, several childhood tales involving parental craziness and flying shoes and a whole bunch of others I haven’t brainstormed yet. I’ve heard you can’t use anything for your book from your blog (as in I cant divulge all the details of my ridiculous life on the net if I want to make into a book that sells), so I can’t go any further about this topic, sorry kids.
On the bright side, things are in the works. Several things at that, so once I get any news I shall let you know. By the way, Phase 2 includes blogging more. I know that sounds like almost the exact opposite of human contact, but I am counting my readers as people that I might eventually have real-world contact with–like employers and even some friends in low places.