So I have started a new blog. Not sure entirely what it’s going to be about, but it will be brilliant. Or, at the very least, it will get the thoughts swirling around in my head out.
You see, I am currently unemployed. I, like zillions of other ideolistic DC’ers, joined a political campaign this summer. But I, unlike the other idealistic Democratic campaigners, was on a losing race. Hence the unemployment. So I’ve been – slowly, and I mean S-L-O-W-L-Y – looking for work. I’m still hopeful because, hell, that seems to be the tagline these days, but I’m losing patience with unemployment.
I was unemployed earlier this year. I quit a job that was just the worst piece-of-shit job ever and was unemployed for a short time in the late spring before starting the campaign.
There are two major differences between that stint of unemployment and this one: 1) Leaving that job was like breaking up with an abusive boyfriend or divorcing a controlling husband. I was free. FREE. I woke up each morning with a smile on my face because, while I may not have known what the day had in store for me, I at least knew that it wouldn’t be taking me toward the lions’ den that I formerly worked in. Needless to say, this was one of the happiest times in my life. Possibly in 2008.
2) It is fucking cold outside. Being unemployed in the spring is fantastic in many ways. And DC, for as much as I hate this place sometimes – or most of the time, is lovely in the spring… if you don’t suffer from allergies, ’cause then it sucks. A lot. The winter is a different story. No one wants to meet for lunch or a drink in the winter. No one wants to play hooky in the winter. No one wants to hang outside smoking and drinking to excess in the winter. Well, maybe they do, but you have to do this inside a crappy DC bar.
All this is to say that I am growing impatient with not working. So I figured why not blog about it. And here I am.
Let the ranting begin…