Wednesday, May 30, 2007

My Post Grad Life: Initial

My post grad life. I never thought I would actually be at this point. I've always been at student, well, at least since I was 4. That would mean I've been in school nearly every day of my life for 20 years! Everyone keeps asking me how it feels, and to be honest, I don't know! It''s boring! I have nothing to do when I'm not at work. I've always had something else going on, whether it's a job, schoolwork, studying, whatever. And now, there's nothing. I don't have to study anymore. No more cramming, tutoring, being tutored. I see these kids hanging around the coffee shops I tend to frequent, poring over books, preparing for what I guess would be their finals. And I don't have to do that anymore! It's strange....
Another thing is that I'm trying to find a job. After I finished my training at MCG I thought it would be easier than for, say, an English major. I thought I'd actually have a chance with the interview at MCG. Yet, on the contrary, I've never felt more insecure. MCG turning me down didn't make me feel any better, even though the job wasn't the best one. I know I'm smart; that I have good, marketable skills. Now will somebody please pay me for them?
Maybe the deal is that I am going to have to leave Augusta to find a job. If that's the case, I'm fine with that, I just am scared that I'm not ready. No wait - I AM ready. Well, maybe just emotionally and mentally. I like being alone and on my own. I've found quite a few jobs online, ranging in location from Boston to Tucson, for medical interpreting, but the funny thing is, most of them require only a High School diploma. How is that possible? Is medical protocol and patient relations a high school-only concept? Do I want a job in which my coworkers would have a drastically lower level of education and frame of mind than mine? Wait, that sounded snooty. Well, at least I know what I'm trying to say.
I know it's highly unlikely for people to find a job in their exact field of study, but I have the training to do exactly what I have studied, more or less.
Is it always this confusing?