My goal was to blog every day this month, or at least make an effort. It appears that I’ve failed miserably, as it’s been nearly a week since my last post. But I just wasn’t feelin’ it, y’know? Like, I have a list of blog topics for the month, but none of them were screaming “write!” so I didn’t. You’re welcome.
Today, though, I’m feelin’ it. Today I’m feeling feelings about work-related feelings. Or more specifically, job search-related feelings. I’m ready to make a change in how I earn a living, but I don’t know precisely what I want to do. Every once in a while I’ll find a job listing that’s “me,” and this is almost always what happens:
- This job sounds like something I’m qualified for and would love!
- I’m super-excited!
- I need to write a kick-ass cover letter.
- I can do this.
- <write write write>
- Oh, this is gooooood, Jen. Some of your finest work.
- No way they won’t want to hire you.
- Except there’s that one qualification you don’t have…
- Maybe you’re not perfect for the job.
- Maybe you’re putting way too much effort into this application.
- They probably already have someone picked out and just have to go through the motions of interviewing.
- This is probably pointless.
- Why didn’t I learn more about __________ when I had the chance?
- Why didn’t I move to a bigger city?
- Why did I get a degree that I’m not really using?
- Why did I bother going to college?
- Why am I even heeeeere?
- Where’s the Ativan?
If you know anyone who’s looking to pay someone to lay around all day in her jammies and read piles of books, please give them my name. I am totally qualified for that.