EATING CHOCOLATE SPRINKLE DONUTS SPEARED FROM THE HORN OF A UNICORN!
But the weeks and months went by, and soon I was back on the job search again. As I know it is dangerous to talk about the actual reasons for looking for a new job in a public forum, all I will say is I have a fondness for the English language, so felt I should move on.
But I must say there were times I enjoyed working in journalism, and hope this is not the last time I get to be in the field. Satisfying my natural curiosity and nosiness for a job could be fun, and it felt good when people said I helped them understand something, or brought something to their attention that generated conversation or action.
And on my last day reporting, I got to do this:
Attempting to find a job in journalism, as you may remember from my blubbering last year, is difficult. Like, a one-legged man in an ass kicking contest, difficult. And finding a journalism job in Iowa is like putting that same man on the moon … the floating, you understand.
So even though I had a job in the career I studied for three and a half years in order to get, I am leaving that job.
(ducks the hailstorm of rotten fruit from fellow, unluckier recent graduates)
But, since I needed to feel proud of what I was doing, I decided to start looking elsewhere for employment. I will now be working for the United Way, and feel very happy with this decision.
And hope to stay that way for a while.
Plus, I get an office. weee!