Day 58 – A Year of Writing

Sometimes the waiting game to hear back from potential employers is the most stressful version of boredom that exists. It lingers and persists in the back of my mind as I research, apply, and write. I’m always on a quest to escape boredom, but without a job I’m unable to fully pursue some of my most desired goals (such as travel, moving to a new city, and working on various projects) because they may be cut short by employment. Another added stress is that now I have no health insurance because I’m 26 and have no job. I’m waiting to hear back from medicaid and/or a job that will offer me health care (or the money with which to purchase healthcare on the open market). So I’ve somewhat held myself up in my home. Who knew walking down a flight of stairs could be so terrifying? Of course, even when I do have health coverage my master plan is that if I have any medical expenses that are more expensive than my deductible, I’ll just fly to the EU and utilize my dual citizenship to get medical attention there.

I’ve been known to do a word of the day in the past, but today I wanted to do a quote. This, oddly enough, is from a video game “Fallout: New Vegas.” The quote is said by a doctor found in the NCR’s headquarters outside of the New Vegas Strip. “Too many people have opinions on things they know nothing about. And the more ignorant they are, the more opinions they have.” This resonates with me, particularly as of late with all of the fake news and opinions on political things. Suddenly everyone’s an expert on the electoral college, healthcare, or foreign policy. And here I am just trying to write a blog. Ha.


Author: Darek Not Derek

Anthropologist, UXer, Unapologetic Chicagoan.

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