Fresh Grad Problems


So it has come to this.

Nope, nothing really serious. I’m just referencing this xkcd comic that’s been making the rounds on various social networks.

Try it, it really works!

I’m just saying, it has come to a point where I actually have enough free time to start blogging again. That, coupled with the fact that I’m getting a little disoriented about what day it is, means only one thing:

Summer break has come. 

Except now is (hopefully) the last summer break I’ll ever have. You see, I just graduated. I won’t bore you with the details, but I survived an entire academic year on half the amount sleep I usually get, and managed the daunting task of finishing my thesis on time–all to achieve my ultimate goal of finally being a UP alumna!

And subsequently, being unemployed.

Now I know a lot of fresh graduates don’t have this problem because they were working students, and I admire them for that. I planned to be one myself, during my final year at the university–but my thesis got in the way. I wouldn’t have finished it on time if I had tried to do anything else which was remotely important.

So it has come to me sleeping in on a weekday, with enough free time to taint this blog with a nonsensical personal story. The thing is, I don’t think the glorified life of a bum is for me. A few months ago I would have killed for sleep, but now I realize that I’ve learned to live without much of it. I’m just itching for something to do. My room is almost spotless, and the kitchen sink misses its share of stacked dishes.

Fact: I did my thesis on workaholism–specifically, how workaholics experience happiness at work. I learned that the common theme among my interviewees was the sense of achievement they gained from doing their work well. Now I know how they feel. My idea of happiness right now is beating a deadline with flying colors.

So here’s to fresh starts and to hoping I’ll get a job by June, at the latest.

Maybe I should walk around Makati CBD with this sign.


If this blog has in any way convinced you that I’ll make for an interesting employee, you can view my resume at tiny.cc/rizzafortajada

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About rz fortajada
20, Student | Frustrated Rockstar | Part-time Ninja Turtle | Blogger

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