Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Girl of All Trades

In the midst of my unemployment struggles, my sixteen-year-old sister has been bringing home the bread, literally! I get laid off and she get’s hired. She’s working at our neighborhood bakery and let me just tell you, the benefits are superb! Every morning I’ve had a treat to go with my coffee. This got me thinking about what job I was doing at 16 I realized that of all of my odd jobs, not one of them involved food more than making coffee in the morning. Check out my list:

1. Babysitter of Devil Children

2. Massage Spa Receptionist and Laundry Girl
3. Golf Course Learning Center Receptionist
4. Montini Catholic School 5th Grade Spirit Squad Coach
5. Guitar Lesson Instructor
6. Transcriber of a Religious Manuscript for a Professor
7. Receptionist and Graphics Production Assistant at MODO Exhibits
8. Instructional Technology Resource Center Team Leader & Student Consultant
9. Event Manager for Saint Mary’s College
10. Art Class Teacher at The Studio
11. Bridal Consultant, Invitations Consultant, and Designer at Kathryn’s Bridal
12. Model for Ball Horticultural Photographer (Ok, it was only once)
13. Photo Professor’s Teaching Assistant
14. Worked as Part of the Design Team at an Engineering Firm 
15. Freelance Graphic Designer

Lately I have been filling out applications, attaching my resume, and talking about work experience almost daily as a part of my new job search. I’m 23 years old and I’ve held about 15 jobs and never been fired, I think that’s an accomplishment! Not a single one of these jobs involved food, which may or may not attribute to my severe lack of cooking skills. It’s fun to look back and think about these jobs, the people I met, and the things I learned. I’m sure that each contributed to getting where I am today. Now it’s time to sit back and wonder what could possibly come next