ain’t goin too well. I’m too laid back, too worked up, think too much, think to little, am too old, don’t have enough experience, will bolt to better pastures, am not good enough for any pasture, ain’t from around here, am from around here, etc.
So I’m asking for help with alternate job ideas.
I have been a: law clerk, technical writer for an environmental engineering group, public librarian, immigration interviewer, census taker, teaching assistant, poetry instructor/tutor, receptionist, handy-man, mortgage processor, warehouse palate-jockey, eggplant picker, college RA, and playwright/theatre manager.
I can cook reasonably well with the exception of baking grains. I can snowshoe. I keep houseplants alive. My average bike skills in the city are good enough to be a courier, and I can still do a pick-up century. I know most of the constellations. I can build bikes and do almost any sort of bike maintenance. I can bind books and throw pottery. I’m a decent but not exceptional shot. I know how to use a compass. I make good coffee. I’ve written memos, newspaper articles, essays, plays, poems, and some novel fragments. My Spanish, alas, is also now fragmentary. I can build furniture. With inlay. I give good footrubs. I can sew (but not knit). I’m good with cats and dogs and so so with kids. I’m computer literate up to the basic web-design level. I climb trees pretty well and have a good sense of physical space and kinetics. I’m good at getting information. I know a lot about poetry. I've met lots of interesting people.
There’s some law training somewhere in there too.
Oh, and I’ll have a thousand plus due in loan payments each month. For 20 years or so.