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||[Jun. 2nd, 2005|09:16 pm]
Hello everyone. This seems like an interesting community. As I'm not having a SEVERE quarter life crisis, I thought I'd join since I may be having a 'minor' one. I graduated from Grad school last month with an MA in Music History and I've applied for my DMA (Dr of Musical Arts) for the fall. I want to be a college professor of Music History. In the midst of the DMA application process I randomly decided to look for any adjunct openings in the area colleges & universities for my field. I actually got turned down from my own dept (Long Island Univ- CW Post) and by Hofstra U (They're just not hiring). Other schools have confirmed they've received my info and told me they will know over the summer if they need what I have to offer. One school even said the END OF AUGUST. But the semester begins around Labor Day...that's not much time to prepare a course if I'm at all hired. This is the only thing in my life right now (besides my debt!) that's haunting me. I'm 25 with a Masters degree and I'm stuck working at an Eckerd Photo Lab (for those who don't have Eckerd, it's a drug store!). All my customers have congratulated me I've been there for almost 9 yrs (Since I was 16. It's my first and only on the books job!) I feel that I'm going nowhere. I was a Graduate Assistant in my 3 semesters of Grad school and I loved it. Now I'm just back and forth from home to Eckerd 4-5 days a week. It sucks.
I've finally got a bf that's my best friend in the entire world and he supports me thru my tangents of "I want a job now". So he's the light of my day and what keeps me going.
I'm on eggshells over here waiting. *fingers crossed*!
Thanks for hearing me vent!