After a way too long hiatus(sorry guys) I am going to give this another shot. Here’s the gist of it, I am now officially graduated from college and settled into my lovely retail job with all the time in the world, but no ambition. I am occasionally looking for job listings in my field, ie history and archiving, but am officially in a rut. I work enough hours and am not completely miserable at my current job so I have settled. I just moved and have decided it’s time to start again. In my first step in being proactive I decided to waste an afternoon compiling a list of everything I want to start doing on a regular basis.
I work a first shift schedule so I am done with work in the early afternoon every day and find myself just sitting around all afternoon and evening waiting to go to bed early and start the same routine the next day. I have plenty of time to accomplish things and want to in my head but can’t get myself to get moving. So I’ve decided to try to do one thing each afternoon, preferably something creative or brain stimulating. Since I graduated and have kind of removed myself from the history world, I find myself forgetting facts (some important) at an alarming rate. I need to plunge myself back into that world I enjoy and miss so much.
Another one of my hobbies has always been music. I find myself happiest throughout the day when I did something musical. I’ve been meaning to learn the guitar for about 5 years now and keep starting and stopping, so I’m trying to dink around with that hopefully every day if not for just 10 minutes.
I haven’t completely decided what I want this blog to be yet. My ultimate goal career-wise is to get into the field of digital archiving and exhibit design. I want to get people interested in history and museums again. Last year, I worked at a small historical site as a guide and business was incredibly slow and the land one of the sites is on is currently for sale. It’s hard to get people out there, especially since we didn’t have the money to do much. I’ve been to similar historic sites that had interactive displays and it just makes it more interesting and captivating. I’ve always felt breathtaking awe in the presence of history and museums. It’s no secret I want to settle in DC. I want other people, especially younger people to feel what I feel, or something similar. They don’t have to like history, they can still cringe at the thought of studying it or yawn at the thought of a museum trip. But I want them to change their mind when they get there. I also want to do more with digitization and making things more easily accessible via the internet. There has already been a great movement through the National Archives and other big institutions. (the place I worked didn’t even have a website).
Anyway, I realize this post is already way to long, so here I go.