My night just got a little better.
I’ve been so worn out from my weekend of travel that I didn’t get to check out the Sunday classifieds until a few minutes ago. I found something good: a firm in Roanoke is actually hiring architectural interns! I couldn’t be happier. This doesn’t mean I’ll get it of course, because the job market is tight for anything in architecture, but I at least have an option for something I went to school for and that is a good thing.
I also got another call for interview today, this time from a modular-home manufacturer in Rocky Mount. I go there later today and I hope they are impressed by what they see.
Still nothing back from the three interviews last week. I’m trying not to worry, but I can’t help but wonder what’s going on. I think I’m in a Catch 22 situation: most stuff I’m qualified for, employers can’t see me doing, and yet I’m overqualified for everything else. It’s frustrating, and the bills go on, which doesn’t help things much.
One thing I did find out is that Allen appears to be on his way to Texas instead of here for at least the short term. As you might imagine, this is a relief to me, though he still may show up here sometime this week in the moving process.
I think I’m grating on Kevin’s nerves. He has this way of asking superfluous questions and it gets on my nerves, so I tell him about it. Why should it only be me who’s upset, I figure?
I’m trying to be nicer about it, but he’s still pulling back some because when I do complain, I’m pretty direct about it. The thing is though, as much as I get frustrated with him, he is a good friend and a lot of help to me, though I feel drained around him often times. I guess I need to learn to bite my tongue more on this and try to understand his point of view.
You know, my dad and his side of the family do the same thing to me as Kevin: ask a lot of obvious questions and then expect me to answer them with a smile. Why I do not know. When people do that, I feel like I’m being used, like people are mining me for more than what they need just because they can. Maybe I’m too nice, or too helpful, or maybe it’s nothing and I’m just delusional. I just don’t know.
Anyway, this is just more of me rambling, so I’ll stop, but if anybody has any insights, feel free to tell me.