My Life at the Moment

Im a 23 year old guy. I was bored so I decided to start a blog. I graduated college in 09 with a Bachelor’s in psychology, minor in sociology. Not a whole lotta jobs at the time. I was in grad school for organizational psychology where I completed one semester with pretty decent grades. Then I got a job as a security guard, for a pretty big company. This was not at all my intentions in life, but I took it because it pays really well and offers terrific education benefits. So I took a year off to wait for education benefits to kick in and I’ve just been working as a security guard since Januaray. The hours are long, about 70 a week on a regular basis. The only thing justifying is the money, which  on average is about $1000 a week after taxes.

And I must say, its been pretty soul crushing. Its not exactly the most presigous job. Not the type I am happy to talk about to people. Its almost embarassing. Im not sure if im overreacting, but I’m not really using my education, and the job is rather uneventful for the most part. I cant wait to start up school again so I feel like I am applying myself somehow.

I wasnt totally feeling the grad program i was in. Its too business oriented and deals mostly with things that regular workers dont take seriously, like setting goals, performance evaluation, and morale boosters. Human resources stuff, that people hate.

I will most likely be going back for radiology. Its more clinical in nature, and I can go anywhere I want with it. I plan to move out west, so that’s important. I dont regret at all my original undergrad work. It was what I wanted to do at the time. I learned a lot, and it helped to shape how I view certain things today. My only regret is not taking more sociology classes. They really made me look at things differently and be a better, more grounded person and to keep things in perspective.

Some of my friends had immediate jobs in thier major, but I think lack the perspective that would keep them grounded. The results are inflated egoes, feelings of superiority, and condescension that makes them less desirable to hang out with. I still do, but I dont make as much of an effort as I would otherwise. They take themselves a little too seriously and I can’t stand that. You need to be able to make fun of yourself.

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