Unemployment is Lousy, but Rome is Pretty

How I feel during my job hunt. I'll write more about what this is and why it's amazing tomorrow.
How I feel during my job hunt. I’ll write more about what this is and why it’s amazing tomorrow.

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.

Sigh.

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6 thoughts on “Unemployment is Lousy, but Rome is Pretty

  1. It’s hard everywhere. We have 3 kids 22, 21 and 19 all struggling with under employment. It’s a nightmare if you’re trying to save money and get a little bit ahead. Hope you get something soon to jet you up up and away 🙂

  2. […] My melodramatic post yesterday featured one of the tombs at the Cemetery, perhaps its second most famous monument. The weeping angel tomb was created by the sculptor William Wetmore Story for his wife Evelyn. The sculpture is stunning in its pathos and particularly interesting to me because it relates to the subject of my dissertation (women’s tombs in 15th century Italy, wahoo). It’s also wildly appropriate when one wants to be overly dramatic about the state of one’s employment. […]

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