Thursday, December 04, 2008


I did not set up this blog to rant about life. I set up this blog to blog about the things that I am passionate about. (Read my first post to see the short list.)

What I am about to say is something that has been mounting for awhile. Please forgive me for ranting.

I have been living in a state of transition since Summer of 2005. My life has been a series of temporary stops since the fateful day of 07/06/05. I had a job for a year, then I went to Minnesota for school, graduated in May and now I'm applying for just about anything that I think I can get. If I sat down and counted the number of interviews I have been on, I would cry. I was doing okay for a long time about my lack of job or my lack of permanence. However, the past two weeks, I haven't been doing so well with this. So, gentle reader, I have two requests.

Thing #1. Join my cheerleading squad. Encourage me whenever possible. When I start to fall, when I start to get frustrated, remind me that there is possibility for me somewhere.

Thing #2. Help me find a job. I have a lot of research experience. I have a lot of social networking experience. I have 2 theological degrees. I have a degree in American Sign Language. I would love to put ALL of that to use somehow. I would love to work for the Search Institute or Pew Internet and American Life Foundation or something of that ilk. I have 7+ years of youth work experience, in both community centers and in churches. I would love to go back to working in a church. I would love to go back to academia as a research assistant. (I realize I'm turning into my father but that is a discussion for another time...:)) Who do you know? I'm currently in Minnesota, but I can move if the opportunity arose.

Again, I apologize that this got personal. I apologize for my outburst of frustration. I thank you for bearing with me and supporting this process and my blog.

And as reward for bearing with me, here is a picture of Jack. He is adorable.