True facts: I graduated with my PhD this past May and I have not yet been able to find a job. I am not searching for an academic position as I realized long ago that academia wan’t for me, but I still wanted to finish what I started and get my PhD. That was potentially very foolish, since I keep running up against the wall of being over-qualified. This process is depressing and discouraging. Sometimes it helps to stare at pictures of Rome and think about how lovely it is. Sometimes it doesn’t help at all because it reminds me that I don’t have an income, Rome is far away, and it will be a long time until I get there again.