I’ve never had a blog that has lasted more than two days before, and those only lasted so long because I was hell-bent on having the most beautiful layout that anyone has ever seen. No, that’s a lie. I wasn’t going for beautiful, I was going for “this blog is going to be so cool, cooler than anything anyone has ever seen on the internet ever, because I’m so cool, that everyone will agree that it is the coolest thing that has ever been seen. Ever.” Truthfully, that is not what you’re going to get. I see that now. I’m not saying that, that dissuades my young-adult arrogantness, I’m just acknowledging that I’m not the only awesome person to ever have a blog and the likelihood of me pushing any sort of boundaries with my rambling will be slim-to-none.

But dammit if I’m not going to try!

As for the layout? Well, I’ll get back to you on that. I’m new to wordpress and have never fabricated a layout for something like this before, so it will probably take some time that I don’t feel like sacrificing right now, because I know that the second I touch any sort of HTML, the night will be gone and it will be morning and the rest of the household will wonder why I look like a crack-addled junkie huddled in front of my computer, scared of sudden movements and natural light. Maybe later.

For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Shannon, a recent 2012 graduate from University of Oregon with a degree in German. Before you give me shit about the degree I obtained, I am going to tell you that I already know about the lack of job opportunities that come along with that, because I’m deep into unemployment and sinking quicker and quicker, and, no, I’d prefer if you didn’t give me advice on taking up a seasonal job stocking the hallowed halls of Macy’s for Christmas shopping in October. Thanks, though. This blog is going to mostly serve as a coping mechanism for the realization that a “career” is far off, a job that I hate is nowhere in site or has already denied me (see my email account’s folder entitled “job denials and bureaucratic asshattery” for details) and the market doesn’t look like getting its act together anytime soon, which leaves me to try to garner funds in non-conventional ways. I’m not saying that they’ll be at all successful, but that’s part of the journey, right? Besides, I’m young. I shouldn’t be as scared as taking risks, chances and doing spontaneous things as I am. I’ll be working on that as we go on, too.

So, whether you read one sentence or one entry or just the title, thanks! I hope you enjoy the ride as much as I hope to.


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