Thursday, September 22, 2011

Dance Party!!

Turns out that the dance party I had (by myself in my apartment) was totally warranted....I have been hired. HIRED!! 

This is good for a lot of reasons: 
1) I think working is great! I am passionate about the work this organization does and I think I'll be kick a** at my job. 
2) I like salaries. This is a HUGE relief (and timely wedding present) given the upcoming festivities, travels, and oh yeah, student debt. 
3) My self-esteem is sufficiently boosted.As anyone who has spent a big chunk of time being unemployed knows, it takes an emotional toll. 

Here's the bad: 
My commute is lonnnnnnnnnnnnnnng. Unfortunately long. But I'm not willing to say no to a great career opportunity for this commute. 

I started My Orange Chair to give myself a place to talk about lots of things, including how sucky it is to be an unemployed new-graduate. I don't plan to stop writing and I don't plan to stop writing about unemployment either. It's a huge issue for youth! Heck, it's a huge issue for everyone. 

In the meantime though, I've got some more dancing to do...and packing for the honeymoon!! 


Michelle P said...

Congrats! I'm so happy for you! How long is the commute exactly?

Anna said...

Thanks! It looks like it's going to be about 1.5 hours each way. Mostly on a commuter train and metro.

Michelle P said...

Wow that's a long commute! It'll be well worth it though.