That awkward moment when your dental hygienist, doctor, or family friend asks you what you’re up to since you graduated college…and your only reply is “I’m looking for a job”.
Unemployed. Is that a cuss word now? It’s as if a big, bold label is currently stuck to my forehead.
First, let me start by saying that these people are very nice. They wouldn’t purposely offend me. It’s just that they insist on asking me what I’ve been up EVERY time they see me.
To be polite? I don’t know. I wouldn’t mind you just asking how I was and what I was up to lately. It’s a lot better than the silence I get when I say that I’m a freelance writer. Don’t they remember how hard it was was to get a job right out of college?
And how come everyone acts like being a freelance writer means I’m unemployed. Hmm that means I’m self-employed, just so you know. I guess I’ll have to do something to help people realize that. Blogging maybe? Freelancers unite!
But it’s okay. I felt a lot better when they seemed thrilled when I told them about wanting to be a teacher. Does this mean I can make myself look less sorry with my freelancer status?