At this point it appears Maryland is where I am most likely to get a job. I don’t exactly have fond memories of Maryland, but beggars can’t be choosers. Last time I was there was for my class trip. I ended up getting a really bad sunburn, by really bad I mean my forehead swelled to the point it looked like I have been hit by a baseball. I also ended up getting sick which later became pneumonia. But, I am willing to give it another chance if that means I can have a job I like.
If only I could just spend everyday at a pond floating on my huge inflatable swan like the basic bitch that I am. Sadly, adulthood prevents this, it’s really a drag. What else is a drag you ask (probably not, but I am going to share anyway)? Having a crush on a guy who doesn’t really want the future as you. I am trying to stay away, because I know the end result will be a disaster, but it is a struggle. He’s not even willing to look at jobs out of state. This is fine for him, but just proves we aren’t really a good match.
I have also begun searching for public/global health master’s programs. So far there are a few schools I like. I have also found some jobs that I like/am qualified for so I need to redo my resume.
It has also finally hit me that I graduated from college. Usually, by this time I would be working on summer classes (I took summer classes every year, along with being a full time student in the fall and spring for the last 4 years). While it feels weird to not be doing class work, I have a sense of freedom that I have longed for. I feel like a real adult, kinda.
All of these lovely mosquito samples were transferred into these tubes from wells today. My thumb hurts and the lab feels like a sauna. Next up, transferring the other 100+ samples into tubes.
After going stir crazy the last few weeks, I finally went back to the research lab. While it only consisted of doing inventory, it was good to be back. Of course SDS sheets were just about impossible to find and there are several highly toxic, carcinogenic chemicals that have been sitting around for years.
I did this process with my least favorite professor, but she ended up basically offering me a job for the fall! It’s not a job I want, but it will bring in some extra money and be good for graduate school applications.
Next week I’m back to finding Avian Pox Virus DNA in mosquitos (hopefully).
I have really missed the beach after not being there for a few years. It was only warm enough to walk down to the water and stick my feet into the freezing water, but it was nice. the whole day gave me a break from looking up jobs that I wish I could get, but don’t have the qualifications for or jobs in places I would rather not live.
Well, I’ve finally done it. I have a bachelor’s degree in biology and ready for the world…not really, but that’s what I’m telling myself. It actually hasn’t hit me yet. The next few months I’m going to be here, there and everywhere, then it will be time to start really looking for a job. So far the jobs I am qualified for are in places I really don’t want to live. However, beggars can’t be choosers right? For right now I’d rather dream about days I’d rather dream about days in Caribbean, New York City, New Orleans, and where ever else I end up going.