Since starting this blog, I’ve prided myself on not treating it like a diary. My articles are snarky and sarcastic and only autobiographical as it serves the jokes. I don’t plan on changing that anytime soon, but the events of the day feel too poignant to let pass without reflection.
After about six months of unemployment (and one of underemployment), I started a new job-job today. Like, “have a badge with my picture on it” and everything. Now, please don’t misunderstand me, I’m very grateful to have something. Those six months were a strange time that I plan on writing about in greater detail later. However, this isn’t where I would have pictured myself ten years or five years or even a month ago. It doesn’t help that I had to relocate to a town where I know no one and I’m more than ten minutes away from my family for the first time ever. I wasn’t as excited as I probably should have been during orientation but I was dealing with a lot of second-guessing and doubt as well as anxiety about my future. I left for the day feeling pretty overwhelmed and wanting to do nothing but drink and read.
Turns out that while I was having a pity party at work one of my recent CollegeHumor submissions was being published (on the homepage no less) and getting more attention than anything I’ve ever written. I don’t want to come off as boastful, but it was the shot in the arm I needed. Not where you want to be? Then keep fighting damn it. Speed bumps are nuisances but no one changes their route because of them.
I won’t say anything else for fear of getting too “inspirational.” That isn’t what I do. I just couldn’t pass up a chance to share a situation that could potentially inspire someone else to quit moping about missed opportunities and start creating them.
Oh yeah, here’s the article: