Text 31 Dec Good Riddance 2010!!!

As I write this post only a few hours remain in the year that was 2010. I don’t know about you but I can’t wait for this year to over. In my entire twenty-three years of life I can honestly say this one so far has been the worst.

Two weeks ago I sat at my computer to write my Christmas letter to my former piano teacher. I started sending it a few years ago to let her know what I had been doing in college. In her card every year she says just how much she and her husband love reading my letter. This year I dreaded that task because I had very little to say. This was not one in which I had many accomplishments. This past year I spent trying to find a job almost a year after graduating college. Most of the good times centered around sports.

The Good Times (few and far between):

  • Watched the Chicago Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup and went to the victory parade.
  • Went to the last White Sox game of the season after one roller coaster of a season.
  • Went to Soldier Field for the first time to see my team, the Arizona Cardinals, take down the Chicago Bears. (Both charted different paths after that game)
  • Got my five month seasonal job back at the IDNR
  • Got an iPhone.

The Bad Times:

  • Applied for hundreds of jobs, didn’t get any of them.
  • Was stood up by those that did contact me. (They were all at places I would still love to work, I hope they have openings in 2011 I’ll be the first to apply)
  • Was denied a job at my college that I basically had before.
  • My boss’ request for an extension of my seasonal job was denied after being approved in 2009
  • After my seasonal job ended I have no income so I spend my days around the house.

I have hope that thing will turn around in the next year. I wish I could go back and erase the memory of the past year but I can’t. Instead I’ll take the lessons I learned and let them shape who I am. It does give me insight and an understand of new situations.

My hopes for 2011:

  • To find a job in journalism/broadcasting in a great city.
  • To somehow make a difference.
  • To make some money and move out of my parents house.
  • To once again know and experience success.
  • To put some of my plans for a television news station into place.

So tonight I’ll be going to bed early and waking up early in the morning. I’d rather celebrate 2011 by starting it it right away. I have lots of ideas and plans for that job. I have a feeling that great things are about to happen. I can’t wait!


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