So I’m sitting here at Starbucks in Laurel – the one by the mall – since we have 3 here. I know that sitting here among strangers will keep me focused on the tasks at hand. My PhD application, which I just filled in the answers to the easy questions; updating my resume, and applying to jobs that will pay over $100k/yr (why not aim high??? I’m worth it!) Too bad all the jobs that pay that much are directors and you need 10 years of biostatistics experience… I got to calc 2 in high school and than didn’t have to take math again until my masters where I actually took biostats but didn’t pay attention because I never thought I’d need to go into research!!! Good one Hawaii… But it really can’t be that hard to learn it – its just a freaking computer program – I was a monster on my Ti-85.. same thing, just bigger – right?!?!? Anyway, so maybe I’ll look into playing around on SPSS (said biostat software.) If I could get it down – I’d be rich. That seems to be the only field that is paying in public health. I saw a FULL TIME job that required a masters paying $22k/yr HERE IN DC!!! I couldn’t even afford to live on my teachers salary and that was well over $50k/yr! $22K/yr isn’t even the cost of gas to get to work. These people are crazy. I should make A LOT more money in the “corporate world” as opposed to “public school.”
So there is a cute Asian guy who works here… although he could be a boy… or he could be a man… I can’t tell. He has braces… hahaha. I’m thinking he’s legal… HAHA. Really he could be anywhere from 17-27 and I wouldn’t be surprise. You tricky Asians!! I would normally chat it up with a hottie like him but I don’t want to go to jail or get banned from here.
So look at me, I’m really just procrastinating by writing this blog instead of tweaking my resume or starting on the jobs.gov applications… I’m very lucky I don’t need to find a job because I will get my teaching salary through June. My doctors want me to only get a part time job but I’m so freaking bored. I’m not just going to get some random part time job – I want it to be building experience toward my new career in public health – God I hate public health. I’d love to work in sexual health at a great non-profit but I’d never make over $35k/yr…. Rent for a one bedroom around here is easily $1500 WITHOUT utilities, cable, internet, phone bill, car payment, student loans…
Which brings me to my next rant – living with my parents (technically my mother and stepfather since I was young – my real dad has nothing to do with me.) I was gone for 8 1/2 years!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And now I’ve been back for 6 months. It really isn’t as bad as it could be but I hate people talking to me. Leave me alone. I really don’t need to talk to you every single time I walk downstairs – especially when I stay hiding in my room to avoid you. Oh well. I only pay $500/month (which would get me my own apartment in Charlotte, NC – I will be sending my resume to high paying jobs down there) I hopefully will only be at home for 6 more months… Than I will be starting my PhD program and it should be much cheaper to live up there… its in PA.
I really think I need a vacation – or at least a hotel all to myself (and Beans) for a few days. My own space. Blast some soul songs, light some candles, and soak in a jacuzzi tub. I haven’t been on a real vacation since 2004??? I mean I’ve been to the beach since than, but its always with a packed house. That isn’t relaxing.