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!