The Tour Bus

With graduation and adultlife on the horizon, I'm a bit nervous. I'm reading more and more in the papers about graduates who are having a hard time getting jobs. They don't have the talent, experience, or are just ill-equipped for working in a professional world. I fit that bill.

Worse yet, the other day as I was crossing Bloor street  I heard a honking. I had the right of way, so paid it no attention. But the honking continued. Looking up, I saw a tour bus. I continued on my way despite the persistent honking. When I'd finally crossed, and the honking continued. Then the tour bus wiped around violently, parked and opened the door. I stepped up to the bus trying to figure out what was going on - and there I saw a friend of mine driving the tour bus. He had graduated a year prior, with a degree similar to what I'll be getting - and, despite his relentless searching, he was having trouble finding a suitable position. In the end took the first think that became available to make ends meet.

This was such a rude awakening  for me because I knew I would soon be in a similar position and - worse, yet - I didn't have a valid driver's license to even take a position as a tour bus driver.

This has kicked me into high gear. I ran home today and rebuilt myself a professional portfolio and I've between classes and essays, I roamed the internet and Craigslist looking for web dev gigs.

I don't have any professional experience to lean on, but luckily I have years worth of website I can point htem to. I just need them to take a chance on me. And fortunately, I'm in a position where I can rely on my student loans for now - so if I play this right, I don't have to worry too much with how much they pay me. Experience is what I need right now. I need to build up a strong portfolio and resume.


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