Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Let's Play Catch Up

I guess it should be no surprise to me that it's been almost a month since my last posting. I tend to fall out of routines as quickly as I fall into them. But, instead of beating myself up for my lack of consistency, I will just try to forge ahead.

A lot has happened since my last post. The weather has drastically improved (although, there has been a ghastly amount of rain in the past couple of weeks). I've become more active and involved socially in my new hometown. And...I had my beloved girlfriends, Shahnaz and Shilpa, in town last weekend! We were the triple S threat and had so much fun just exploring the city together. I was very sad to see them go. ;(

So...I've been having all these weird thoughts lately. No, not weird as in "I have the uncontrollable desire to kill somebody" weird or, "I want to runaway and join the circus" weird. Just, your average, everyday, normal "weird."

I've been thinking that since I have been having such a difficult time narrowing down what it is I want to do next in my life, that I should just start doing anything and everything. At least then, I could get myself out of this stagnant rut and simply experience a vast range of ...well, experiences.

Going to law school straight out of college seemed fine and dandy at the time. But now, after going straight from college, to law school to five years of practice, I feel there are so many things I have yet to experience in life. More than anything, I suddenly feel the desire to meet people in different walks of life, and, as weird as it sounds, to encounter the types of hardships and experiences that an educated person with a doctorate's degree wouldn't typically have. A social experiment, of sorts...and I could write about my adventures! ;)

Maybe my first stop will be trying to work at an upscale hotel. For some reason, I have always been fascinated by hotels. Maybe it's the transient nature of the environment that allures me. People come and go and there's no risk of the pitfalls that come with permanence.

Hmmm...I would be happy to start off as a front desk clerk. "Welcome to the Chicago Pennisula Hotel. My name is Sae. How may I be of service to you?" See, I could do that, and be charming and winsome to boot!

Sigh. We'll see how that goes. In this economy, I'd be lucky to get a job in any sector (being overqualified for jobs in this market seems to hurt you more than help you). Also, with all of our trips planned and house guests this summer (some of them staying for as long as a week), what would be the point of getting a job? With my need for that kind of flexibility, probably the only "job" that I could realistically have this summer would be a freelance writing gig.

Food critic, maybe? Cross your fingers!

1 comment:

  1. Did you ever follow through and try applying to a hotel? FYI: I've heard the Four Seasons tends to overwork their employees. I had a friend who used to work at the one in Chicago.

    Anyway, I hope you're enjoying Chicago and your exploration time. I am in a similar transition phase. There is something invigorating about owning your time and also exciting to be at the beginning of something unknown.


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