new source of inspiration to get you going! I'm sure you will find the perfect gig soon enough. I think we are kind of lucky to be new in our respective careers in this economy, because something I have realized is that one can always find a good assistant gig! What separates us from many other candidates is that we have an extra fresh perspective on life... an E.I. perspective! In fact, I think one of the most exciting parts of looking for a new job/internship is realizing that the world is at your fingertips and there really IS so much out there if you only take the time to devote yourself to the search. I do agree, however, that we have 3/3... just sounds like your friend might have 3.5/3!
My weekend has been a bit of a disaster! I have literally been working 24/7... I don't know what to do about it, because my job position has evolved into one of a personal assistant.. .on call at every moment, but of course my salary has not gone up to compensate. I am now making slightly more than my initial promotion, but not enough to be working through the weekends!
I woke up Saturday morning by a phone call from the airport demanding that I make the impossible happen! It was a complete Entourage/Devil Wears Prada scenario. I then spent the entire day on the phone explaining to people what it is that I needed to happen... and of course at 2am this Sunday morning he called me to inform me that he was unhappy... and that I better take care of it. At 5am this morning I had to get on the phone again with some travel agents and get the rest of his itinerary sorted. The entire thing is a hot mess and I am right in the middle of it! I never signed up for this. I am grateful for the experience, but I am definitely being taken advantage of.
Worst of all, my mother was visiting me this week and I barely had the chance to spend some quality time with her, because my boss is constantly on my mind! I am always thinking of what could possibly f*** up!
I have been incredibely homesick as well lately. So I have come to a decision... I am taking a long vacation! I'm giving my two week notice very soon, because P. and I have saved up enough money now to go on a road trip across the States. We will do it Motel 6 style and do it on our clock! I couldn't be more excited.
Cities that are on the list so far (in no particular order): Dallas, Tennessee, Atlanta, Miami, Washington DC, Boston, NYC!
After that we are also thinking about coming over to Europe for a few weeks! In all I am thinking about taking 2-3 months off to finish up my script, de-stress, and get into shape! During this time I will also take my time to find my next gig... but I'm not rushing into anything!
Do you guys think I am crazy? I think I deserve this! I need encouragement!