The GRE is COMPLETE!! (and other general life updates)

Well hello everyone. I’m back after a temporary hiatus, a little less neurotic and a little more prepared for the future.

I took the GRE on Thursday and I’m hopefully done with standardized tests FOREVER.

I didn’t do as well as I’d hoped but I did better than I was doing on the practice tests. All I care about is that it’s over. I took the test on ZERO sleep and no caffeine. It was very stressful, but it’s done which means I can focus on other parts of my life (like my blog).

I also got a new job this week. It’s a part time thing that’s going to give me some kind of income for the time being. I’m still applying for jobs that actually have something to do with my degrees but I can’t be jobless any longer than necessary. So I start that in a couple of weeks.

I’m also planning to get certified to substitute teach soonish, if possible. Again, it’s a supplemental thing until I can find a job that is actually applicable for my degrees but hey, it can’t hurt, right?

I’m also preparing for grad school applications because I need to get out of this town as soon as possible. It’ll eat you alive, this town. And not in the ‘New York City, moves so fast you can’t catch your breath and if you don’t carry mace, you’re probably going to get murdered’ kind of way. I mean it’ll eat you alive because it’ll suck the passion out of you. This town is where people get married too young, pop out some kids, and get divorced before they’re 30, sometimes multiple times. This town is where ambition doesn’t exist, where there’s very little outside of dead-end jobs, tattoo parlors, and strip clubs.

Basically, please please please get me out ASAP.


New York.

I am actively applying for jobs in this crazy, beautiful, magical, terrifying city and I’m kind of freaking out.

I’ve put off applying in NYC because my family has been freaking out about the idea forever and because I didn’t want to apply somewhere and then not be able to move for monetary reasons.

And, while that last one is still true, my mom sat me down and told me that if I really, truly wanted to move to a city I’ve been in love with since my first visit at the ripe age of 12, she thinks I should do it, especially if I’m qualified for the positions.

So I’m doing it. Wish me luck, guys. Especially with Random House because that has been my dream company throughout all of my education plans and there’s not one, not two, but THREE potential job openings for which I am qualified.