Wearing my finished oversized sweater
I feel as I have been living in suspension lately. Time flies as we near already the end of January, and I find myself being a bit disheartened. Things are not bad, but they are not as good as I would like them to be. Mainly this state of suspension has to do with the pressure to figure out what I am to do next now that I have graduated. I have been job searching for months now, with no success. One would think a degree from a top school would instantly open the doors. I did get some calls, but mainly they were all telling the same story: not enough experience. We are back at that catch-22 stage, where you have all the necessary educational qualifications but not enough work experience but the positions won't consider you and thus enable you to get said experience. It also comes down to whom you know, as well as to the fact that I want to bridge into industry, and an area in which I have no previous work experience, only academic one. You can imagine how the whole thing becomes a frustrating musical chairs game.

The fact is, it is hard to be in a transitioning stage. Although I know it is part of life, and that I have found myself at this present moment over and over in time, it does not make the whole experience less proving. In the meantime, I just try to take the whole thing one day at a time. Knitting and walking have been a good way to disconnect from the world and refocus my energy on the things I actually can control. Let's hope that application #135 will lead me to a job offer soon enough!
Wearing my finished oversized sweater
I feel as I have been living in suspension lately. Time flies as we near already the end of January, and I find myself being a bit disheartened. Things are not bad, but they are not as good as I would like them to be. Mainly this state of suspension has to do with the pressure to figure out what I am to do next now that I have graduated. I have been job searching for months now, with no success. One would think a degree from a top school would instantly open the doors. I did get some calls, but mainly they were all telling the same story: not enough experience. We are back at that catch-22 stage, where you have all the necessary educational qualifications but not enough work experience but the positions won't consider you and thus enable you to get said experience. It also comes down to whom you know, as well as to the fact that I want to bridge into industry, and an area in which I have no previous work experience, only academic one. You can imagine how the whole thing becomes a frustrating musical chairs game.

The fact is, it is hard to be in a transitioning stage. Although I know it is part of life, and that I have found myself at this present moment over and over in time, it does not make the whole experience less proving. In the meantime, I just try to take the whole thing one day at a time. Knitting and walking have been a good way to disconnect from the world and refocus my energy on the things I actually can control. Let's hope that application #135 will lead me to a job offer soon enough!

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