[Senseless introductory paragraph about searching for a post topic hereby deleted.]
It's kind of scary to think that I graduate from law school in about 3 months and I have no clue what I'm doing next beyond taking the Bar (NY & CT if you're curious). I suppose my dream job would be to find some lawerly position with a comic book or action figure company. Next from that would be working for an Intellectual Property firm in Connecticut, New York or the Tri-State Area (NY, NJ, CT). Beyond that, I'm thinking any litigation department. And beyond that, any job that pays decently. And beyond that, a job period.
I'd prefer a job that pays fairly well. Not just so I can get a new computer and buy DVDs at whim again, though those are pretty strong motivations for me. No, I'd also like that so I can begin paying off my long-standing credit card bills and get my financial status in order. My mom's been helping me a lot while I've been in school but it would be
Of course, entering the work force for real as it were, i.e. knowing it to be a non-temporary entrance per se, is infinitely scary in and of its own right. To think that I now need to find a "real" job and earn money so I can go on and "live." A little imposing.
Add in some more long-term goals. Things like: "Gee, it's about time I got in shape and exercised." Or my personal favorite: "Yeah, I should really be a bit more proactive about finding a girl." I'm not too sure what the latter means other than getting out a bit more often or, perhaps, resorting to online personals and such. Basically, I need to go out on some dates. My total "date" count for law school (i.e. the past 3 years) is pretty low. Like a single digit. Like two dates total, one of which, granted, turned into a 5-week thing. Not to say there haven't been interests but I distinguish them from dates as the latter are a clear, irrevocable indication of a conscious desire to potentially move things forward. (Gotta love lawyer-speak sometimes.)
There are probably some more long-term things in my mind. Or some short-term things influenced or affected by long-term ones. Things like: "Am I going to keep my apt. for another year?" Or: "I really don't want to move owing to the substantial amount of crap I have crammed in my apt."
I suppose that's a lot of things to think about in excess of immediate & law school related concerns but it's no more or less than a lot fo other people. So, y'know, big whoop. It'll get sorted out eventually, if not by forward progress then by my own lackadaisical non-doing.
I suppose some of this post could be taken to infer that I'm scared shitless by some of this. And the funny thing is I am. Not outwardly. I'm my normal, usual self (inasmuch as I'm ever my normal, usual self) but a lot fo these issues have their claws sunk in my, ummm.. organs? Intestines? Cerebral cortex? Tough to pinpoint the exact locale. But I do know they weigh on me and I will have to address them.
But I will likely address them after I get some of my 4 papers sorted out. 'Cause those are requisites for my graduation. And I think I've pooched the deal (if that is the correct idiom) for one of them. ::Le sigh:: From the frying pan into the oven. Or vice versa.