So I’m going to go ahead and try this whole blogging thing. After the “Gay Girl in Damascus” fiasco I realized how much difference one little blog can make. Although, unlike the gay girl in Damascus blogger, I am actually the person in the “About Me” section and not a 40 year-old man.
I’m a recent college graduate living in D.C. and currently searching for full-time employment. I always imagined that after I graduated I would move to a big city with a decent entry level job and my own cute little studio apartment, but that’s not exactly where I’m at. Right now, I’m crashing in a friend’s basement and I’m still looking for that entry level job.
I’ve been extremely frustrated with the job search lately and I know that many people around my age are in a similar predicament. Unemployment is at 9.1% and one report by a Congressional budget organization says that our personal share of the national debt will be $161,000 by 2032. Those numbers make the future look pretty bleak for us 20-somethings.
I’m starting this blog for three reasons:
1. I’m hoping that my little blog could help make a difference
2. I’ve heard that blogging is therapeutic and I’m extremely frustrated with the job search right now.
3. Since I’m not employed full-time, I have my fair share of free time!
I want to use this blog to connect with other young people around the country so we can all share advice, information and help each other out. I feel that we are an intelligent and energetic generation and that, if we join together, we have the power to change our future.