September 13, 2006

Debriefing

Looks like that's all she wrote on Diana's international adventures. I've been domesticated, aka back in my home country, for about 2 weeks now, and enjoying it, for the most part. It's been especially great to reconnect with people I haven't seen for a while. It would appear, however, that I am as yet without employment...and that sucks because it takes a lot of work to procure said employment, and it takes even more work to actually make money doing it.

So, to update you on that front, I'm currently conducting a job search in the field of none other than writing and publishing! I've gotten such a kick out of keeping this blog that I had a total lightbulb moment and thought, why not do it for MONEY??? Brilliant, I know. The truth is that when I sat down and had a good think on the whole thing, I've not only enjoyed doing all this writing during the past year, but I've gotten a fair amount of compliments on it. And thinking back to my school daze, I really was encouraged in that direction by my teachers.

So there it is.

Now, to make sure that I have the absolute maximum people networking on my behalf, which is clearly a national priority, I want to brief you on my marketable skills. I'm looking to write for a publication such as a magazine or paper, preferably in the travel/lifestyle/pop culture industry, and I most enjoy writing creative nonfiction (enter the blog). My specialty is what I like to call the "farticle": farcical articles. I have the most fun when I can simply ruminate on my observations of the world around me, parlaying them into a composition that may or may not stretch the truth slightly for the sake of a good laugh. I know I'm not likely to be able to do this during my first year in the field, but we'll call it a longterm goal. And then, of course, there's my book, currently in pre-production (meaning I haven't written it yet), which will be a fascinating tell-all on my world adventures, sure to be a bestseller and make me millions, such that I shall be retired by the age of 30.

So if you have any worthwhile contacts in the NYC area you'd care to share with me, please don't hesitate to drop me a line and be a part of the process that will no doubt catapult my career into national recognition. And in the future, be sure to look out for my farticles in the newspooper, or whatever illustrious literature you keep on hand in the bathroom.

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