Tuesday, 23 December 2008

Christmas cheer

Not going home this christmas. I'm 21 and spending my first christmas on my own. Well, I have the cat for company, but those that I've mentioned it to don't seem to think she counts.

Think at this point, I just want the education part of my life over and be able to tackle the big wide world and get a job. The first year of university was fun, the second ok, but by the third I feel like I've finished my quota long ago and just want it finished. By june or july of this year I will be finished and will have sent out CV's by the dozens in order to get my foot in the door that is a career. So in about six months I'll be free, thats both extremely exciting and extremely terrifying at the same time.

Life in this world is a funny thing, everyone going about their buisness of jobs, home, kids, socialising. The dance you go through to get promoted, or get the job in the first place. The pretty lies people have to say to get there in the first place. 'Why do you want this job?' 'To earn money'. Apparlently the wrong answer, though I don't understand why its so bad to say you want the job for money, surely thats the truth, or why wouldn't you by-pass the money and just volunteer instead.

Sure people want experience or to learn a new skill, thats important too, but personally I quite like the thought of food on the plate and a roof over my head. I also don't understand why a response along the lines of 'I think I will really fit in in your company' works. I want a job to work, not to socialise, shouldn't knowing how to do a job right be more important than having a little small talk about what the weather is like?

Anyway, by the end of the holidays I'm hoping to have made a nice dent in my dissertation and to have finished at least one more essay due later on in the year (leaving me with 2 essays, 1 group work and the rest of my dissertation to go). So best get back to work.

Merry Christmas.

1 comment:

  1. The grass is always greener on the other side. I felt exactly the same as you last year and now that I have finished I miss it a lot(not the work but everything else :P)
    Although saying that I wouldn't want to go back to uni now. I think you should enjoy uni while still can because you will look back on it and wished you did more!

    As Joni Mitchell once sung "Don't it always seemed to go, that you don't know what you got until its gone."


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