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I'm employed! It's a temporary grant funded position, but it has the potential to be extended, and is a great foot in the door either way. Because it's temporary it has no benefits too. Yay being young and mooching off my parents' benefits. I'm going to miss that so much.
Thanks! Public health. It's not a Master's degree which is the big problem. Every public health job wants a Master's or equivalent experience which is two to four years depending on who would be employing me. I would love to not get my Master's for a bit but that's looking less and less likely unfortunately.
My last final is December 14th then I'll be free from undergrad. The goal is to not do a Masters because I'm pretty much over school after 17 years of it, but that is looking more and more unlikely. Most public health jobs want an MPH. My favorite part is that top MPH programs also tend to want two years of job experience before you apply. The real world is fucked.
The Job search is going pretty poorly. Applied for probably around 25 this semester and most of them have been ignoring me. At least some of them straight up said no so that was nice. What a demoralizing thing job searching is. There is one glimmer of hope. The health department I interned at this summer is applying for a grant. My supervisor from the internship called me up Monday and told me about the job, reiterated how well I did over the summer and how at some point while talking about the grant with the department heads, my name came up as someone who would fit should they get the grant. So I might have that, but it is dependent on the grant situation, and even then I would still likely have to apply and beat out some competition. It's also only a nine month grant if they do get it, so it's far from a permanent job. But I'm a little hopeful.
I dropped out of therapy after six or so weeks. I realized I wasn't being honest with dude and that's not good. It also felt like he was focusing too much on my procrastination and not enough on my past traumas, and I didn't like that. I don't want my parents knowing about me going to therapy or anything, so once I graduate and go home, I won't be finding a place to try again. Once I move out and have my own health insurance though, I can try again.
nowaypablo the Reignwolf concert was unreal. What an incredible showman he is. The venue wasn't more than 50 people which for a Monday for some guy with almost no music released is relatively understandable. The band played in the crowd the entire show, and at one point, Jordan went up to the second floor balcony lugging an amp and his guitar and played some up there. The opener was a band called Bones Owens. They were great too, which for small concerts almost never happens.
The Portugal. the Man concert was everything I hoped it would be and more. Still the greatest band of all time. I love how in live shows they meld songs together and cover a ton of stuff. They also brought up a few people from local tribes to the stage to talk before the show which was really awesome. They performed a traditional song too. It was really moving and unique.
I'm at a really cool part in life with so many unknowns next which is scary, but incredibly exciting too. What might be some cool cities I should scope out for jobs other than just applying for the job I want in various cities? I can look for a city and just apply for jobs there too. I love nature so I've been looking at places like Portland, OR and Seattle. I also love music and small concerts, and those cities both have good scenes for those. Where am I not looking that I should be, oh great infinite wisdom of Hubski?
It's been a while. Where am I?
I'm 21 and can legally drink now, so that's neat. Also not an RA so I can drink shamelessly.
Graduating in December a semester early! Anyone hiring?
Backpacked Europe for the entire summer a year ago. The blog layout sucks for some reason with no navigational ability. The final route ended up being Copenhagen -> Berlin -> Dresden -> Wroclaw -> Krakow -> Budapest -> Zagreb -> Sarajevo -> Dubrovnik -> Skopje -> Ohrid -> Athens -> Paros -> Santorini -> Naxos -> Split -> Pula -> Venice -> Bologna -> Ravenna -> Florence -> Parma -> Milan -> Back to Copenhagen -> Stockholm -> Narvik -> Oslo -> Prague -> Vienna -> Prague -> Home. Truly a life changing experience. Krakow, Sarajevo, and Ohrid were my three favorite places, wonderful people, incredible histories, and so few tourists mobbing about. Absolutely wonderful. Santorini was my least favorite. Shopping mall on an island. The other Greek islands, Paros and Naxos were fabulous though. Lots of pictures on my poorly laid out blog.
Going to two concerts soon, Portugal. the Man and Reignwolf, about a week and a half apart.
Yesterday I went to my first ever therapy intake. Holy fuck that sucked. Hopefully it will help some. Have been putting it off for like 6.5 years or so...
Talk about a throwback, Reignwolf is on a new tour and I'm going. Just bought the tickets, only $25 what a steal.
Krakow was fucking fantastic. I wish I had more time there and that my hostel didn't suck. Regardless, wonderful city full of wonderful people, food, and sights. Old town straight stunning though very touristy. Still spend some time there. Salt Mines are up to you. I was a little disappointed because my tour guide sucked and kinda rushed us though but still pretty cool and really unique place. Auschwitz. If you haven't been to a camp, go. If you have been to a camp, go. 2 hr train ride on a local train, though I think people tend to take busses. Wawel hill, definitely disappointed I didn't get to go there. I should have done the salt mines earlier in the day and wawel hill as an afternoon. Same with the Jewish quarter. I heard the food there is fantastic. Without a doubt I will make it back to Krakow someday. So fucking pissed I only really got one day in the city.
Margaret Island has the WiFi I'm mooching! What a lovely park. Took a walk around the island. So nice. I'll try to check out the station. I took a tour of the Parliament building earlier and what a beautiful building inside. Breathtaking. Shame they don't let you take pictures of the dome the crown is in because I'd have loved a picture if that ceiling and the 16 King statues and coat of arms they had hanging around.
Krakow is incredible and Auschwitz is incredibly depressing. It has easily been my favorite city so far. In Budapest now and it's wonderful. The parliament building is stunning. I'm mooching off public WiFi right now waiting for it to get dark to get a good picture of the building lit up and reflecting off the Danube.
And the pictures!
The hype train is at full speed. Portugal. the Man has a new album coming out in a month and a half. They just released a third single from the album, Number One.
In addition, they've released Feel it Still
and Noise Pollution
I've already pre-ordered the album.