I just finished my first job application (no, not ever) during a critical time when I should already have dozens completed. My life is in its least predictable state right now–in that this is the first time I don’t know (more or less) what I’ll be doing next month. I graduated from a top academic institution in June, with job in mind but not necessarily secured. Long story short: educational outreach is probably just as risky and tumultuous as a start-up or a service job, only being patient and happy is even more important (while also being a walking encyclopedia). But I want to stay. Interesting. Good thing I’m young right?