Sunday, August 23, 2009

Post Grad Hair Cut and Everything Else I Accomplished After Graduating

Well hello.

I've started this blog to help me (and maybe others) charter through the unfriendly waters of post-graduate life. Five years ago I embarked upon a process of education that I expected would bring me clarity both in my professional and personal life. Upon completing this process I can officially say: no clarity achieved. From losing health benefits, to having to find a "real" job and (worst of all) having to pay regular fare prices for public transit it sometimes feels like once I got my $20,000 piece of paper (enclosed in a 20 cent plastic duotang) I was thrown into the deep sans water wings before finishing my swimming lessons (phew, dig that metaphor).

My blog name comes from this ritualistic pattern I noticed among friends and other ladies upon completing their undergrad. This pattern involved cutting off ones longish type hair style into some degree of a more mature shorter haircut. I think this ritual is symbolic of the beginning of identity creation in post-grad life. I was a student for five years. I lived like a student and identified as a student. Now that I'm no longer a student the identity-forming process begins all over again! Having graduated in May I resisted the ritual for as long as I could, but the urge took over. Now what used to be past-the-shoulder length hair is now above-the-shoulder length hair. And it feels good! Post-graduate choice number one = success!

I intend this blog to document several things. It's main purpose is to act as a journal of my post-grad life including accomplishments both small and large, frustrations and mindless entertaining drivel. This will specifically include:

Around the same time I started applying for "career" type jobs. Sad to say, I'm still sans employment.

However this gives me a multitude of time to do all the creative things I wanted to do but couldn't due to lack of time while completing my degree. These creative things include, continuing to grow my bag-making business (www.sammade.com), jewelry-making, fancy pastry-baking, soap-making, garden-growing, clothes-constructing, party-planning, dinner-cooking, house-cleaning, etc.

So here goes!

My Post Grad Hair Cut

5 comments:

andrea. said...

You are so cute! I'm excited to get to read your new blog, so now you won't just be this anonymous person who comments on mine. :D

Sam Made said...

Hooray!

pen.ny said...

Ah so much of this post hits home for me. So glad to have found your blog! Can't wait to read more!!

Emily Lou said...

thank you for your sweet comment on my last post! i've been perusing around your blog, and it's simply gorgeous! good luck with everything. :)

Jenn said...

Thank you for visiting my blog! I have to laugh at the name of your blog - the ritualistic pattern of haircuts also happens after your wedding. A mistake I am still trying to grow two year later! :) Looking forward to your following your adventures!

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