This will be my first post in a while! Have been keeping busy and am sorry to say have neglected my wee blog a bit but am now back in the saddle. Having just graduated from University a few weeks ago and being rather despondent over the lack of appropriate jobs (relating to my degree in English) in Christchurch at the moment. It seems I am either ‘too qualified’ for certain positions or don’t have enough ‘experience’ for the ones I really want, which seems overly ridiculous to me as I don’t see how you are supposed to gain the aforementioned ‘experience’ if someone doesnt give you a shot initially. All in all, I think getting a good first job entails having a good mentor and someone who believes in you enough to just give you a chance. But anyway, I am getting rather off the beaten track here. A friend upon learning of this ‘job rut despondency’ recommended that I read Dr Seuss’s Oh The Places You’ll Go, and I am glad I took upon her advice! It was just what I needed to hear at the moment . It is a childrens book that is packed full of sage advice, and is evidently popular with people of all ages. It pinpoints the exact excitement and promise I feel for my own future upon my graduation and also delves into those shelves of time where one feels like I do now upon learning the world is not exactly all roses, and that the job hunt is going to be more difficult than I initially expected!
“I’m sorry to say so but, sadly,
it’s true that Bang-ups and Hang-ups can happen to you.
You can get all hung up in a prickle-ly perch.
And your gang will fly on. You’ll be left in a Lurch”.
Fortunately Dr Seuss predicts that all will be right in time… and I choose to believe him 🙂
“And will you succeed?
Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.)
KID, YOU’LL MOVE MOUNTAINS!
So… be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Bray or Mordecai Ali Van Allen O’Shea, you’re off to Great Places!
Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So…get on your way!”