SAMCRO T-Shirt in Gray - FX Shop, $26.95
I’ve been out of my ‘second’ round of school for about two years now. Everyone I’ve graduated with in San Diego has found a job, granted about 30% of them have not found a career in graphic design.
Since my move back to New Jersey, I’ve come to two realizations: 1) The market for a graphic design job here is horrible and 2) Maybe I chose the wrong major the second time around. I’ll be paying student loans until 2024 but with the sporadic jobs I land through temp agencies, I’m just not making ends meet now that 2013 is coming to a close.
I’ve gotten many “trial day” jobs since September, where I ultimately get rejected because I lack the experience in the actual work field. Well, I know that — that’s why I’ve been looking for a job for the past two years. The temp agency hasn’t really been bringing me much lately, and any job I’ve applied for simply does not contact me back.
I know my style is not corporate, nor is it edgy or what most designers come up with. In fact, it’s probably more cute than it is trendy. I’ve tried to apply for jobs that fall under the category of cute and they still don’t want me.
Apologies for my down-in-the-dumps attitude. But when you think you’ve chosen the path you want to take for the rest of your life, make the sacrifices to accomplish it and get that damn diploma, you just want to work in that field when you’re done and keep learning — I feel like I’ve been left back in the 4th grade and won’t be able to advance next year because no one will give me a chance.
And on another note, while I was at one of my trial day-jobs I was eavesdropping on a conversation going on between the entire graphic department on: Going to Art School vs. Someone who taught themselves what Art Students learn vs. Students who went to schools like Pratt, Parsons, F.I.T., etc. and while they were all talking down about students like me (one who attended Art School) — I couldn’t help but really feel like they were right.
I probably could have taught myself everything I learned at a school 3,000 miles away by Googling it, or taking a trip to Barnes & Nobles and buying books on my field. Spending money on $30-60 dollar books would have definitely been cheaper than the amount of student loans I currently have riding my ass. But if I had went that route, would I also be in the same position I am now — but cursing the fact that I never went back to school?
How do I gain experience if no one will hire me because I have no experience?
P.S. A friend recently told me that my degree is one of the top five worst degrees to have now. Great.
I recently watched the BBC version of Sherlock and L-O-V-E-D it! The seasons are short, but the episodes are long. An hour and a half long to be exact.
I know, I know — what could be so interesting about old Sherlock and Watson? These aren’t Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law type adventures — this is a whole different take and in modern times. Shit — Watson even has a blog! And hashtags are used. Yes, hashtags.
The scenes are interesting, the camera angles are interesting, the storylines are entertaining (as well as interesting), and the chemistry between this pair is undeniable (Sherlock played by Benedict Cumberbatch and Watson played by
Bilbo Baggins Martin Freeman). I’m excited for Season 3 to come out!
BTW, Sherlock is quite loved on Tumblr y’all.
Above: You MUST remember this Friends episode “The One with Ross’s Sandwich”
When I worked in Manhattan, my building was above a Pret A Manger. I always got really giddy around Thanksgiving because they had this amazing Holiday Lunch sandwich that had roasted turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, spinach, and mayo. I ate it every day until they no longer served it.
I was obsessed, it was like a taste of Thanksgiving in every bite. I tried to remake it once but it just didn’t happen, I improvised for some things, opted out of others and ultimately was not happy.
This year I’ve rounded up a bunch of different takes on this sandwich (see below if you want to give one a shot!) but I think I’m going to go my own route on my version: Lightly toasted wheat bread, mayo, cranberry sauce, arugula, turkey breast slices, and stuffing.
The Ultimate Thanksgiving Leftover Sandwich – Jac o’ lyn Murphy
Fiercegiving Leftovers Triple Decker - The Little Girls Guide to Sugar and Spice
The Perfect Thanksgiving Leftover Sandwich – Stacy Molter
Thanksgiving Sandwich - Heather O Made
Thanksgiving Turkey Sandwich with a Moist Maker – Spoon Fork Bacon