that whole "job" thing…

So, with my plans leaning towards moving to Chicago… leaning so much I’m practically on the floor…  Well, there’s that whole matter of that “job” and “employment” thing.

I’ve never really understood how some 20-somethings have been able to do this whole “alternative/non-traditional” career life.  And I’ll admit, sometimes I wonder if some of them had been set up nicely by their folks.  I mean, if my family was well off, I’m sure they’d help me some too.  But yeah, never quite been able to figure out just how they’ve made it work, but I’m still struggling.

I mean.  I’m awesome.  Can’t I just snap my fingers and life be amazing?  Oh wait.  Yeah.  It’s life.

Anyway.  That’s neither hear nor there.  The fact is, when I get back to Chicago, I’m going to need a job.  Maybe two.

Since I’m pursuing my dream via school, I’m somewhat giving up on the idea of getting a job actually in my field or that would even utilize my creativity.  The goal at this point is for a steady income.  And that income has got to do three things: pay for school, pay for rent, go towards my debt.  Any thing left after that will be put towards food.

I’d love to have something that plays into my skills and passions.  I applied to a paid, part-time internship yesterday — with many thanks to Renee & BZ for sharing it!  My fingers are crossed like crazy for this one.  I cannot think of a better opportunity — a design internship while I’m taking design classes.  The learning will never stop, and that is AWESOME.

Anyway.  You can bet your ass I’m going to also put my name in for all those jobs I’d prefer not to have.

Like I said… fingers crossed for the internship.