What do you do with a BA in English? or My Life as a Post-Grad

July 29, 2008 § Leave a comment

Nothing makes me feel like a waste of four years and $128,000 more than the post-graduation job search. Finally, after spending half the summer deciding where to look for employment and the current half papering the East coast with a trail of resumes, I’ve landed a month-long temporary assignment as a receptionist for a PVC plant an hour from home.

Living at home after spending the last four years growing into some version of an adult is interesting. My parents think that I’m still 14 years old. My mom thinks I’m an alcoholic because I buy a bottle of wine every couple of weeks. On the plus side, I don’t have to cook, pay utilities, or do laundry. It’s like the weekends I used to spend at home during college. But then I wake up and realize that this is the rest of my life. Functioning in the real world isn’t quite what they make it out to be.

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