Hello all! Sorry I’ve been gone for a while–I’ve been having an existential crisis.
If you are only interested in bug stuff, come back in a few days. For the morbidly curious….
It’s basically just not a good time to be a state employee, since budget cuts abound in nearly all states. So yes, I need to find a new job (again), and I need to figure out what I want to do with my life (again).
The problem is that looking for a job is not only time-consuming, but also a little soul-destroying. There are a lot of cool jobs that I know I could do, and do well–but convincing someone else of that in a highly competitive job market has turned out to be extremely difficult. I get a lot of rejection letters.
I also am, frankly, OLD. As someone who used to be on the other side of the hiring desk, I can see why an employer would not want to hire someone who is 50. (Turning 50 isn’t helping with the whole existential crisis, either, since it’s hard to stay in denial that you are not “middle aged” at that point.)
As an aside, it’s also a little difficult to see crap like this in my alerts for the word “insect” EVERY DAMN DAY, and maintain a positive attitude.
Anyway, there are many, many great bug bloggers out there, so you won’t lack for content while I’m off sorting my life out. Now would be a good time to check out some of the blogs on that blogroll over on the side!
I should be back soon. I just have to sublimate a few more feelings with some Tiramisu Gelato.