The next week or so will be light for updates from me as the time has finally come for me to pack up and move to my new home in Austin, TX. As I pull my books from their cheap IKEA shelves, I am thinking of how I will organise them when they emerge from their boxes in a week. Should I go with Dewey Decimal Classification or Library of Congress? Or invent my own system like Sir Robert Cotton?
A week from today I’ll be attending the UT iSchool Orientation, getting advised, registering for classes and starting out the next phase in my life. It’s an exciting time to be me, but it’s also pretty scary.
Like many students, I need a job to support myself and the life to which I have become accustomed. My lifestyle isn’t extravagant, but I do have some expenses and a cat to feed, not to mention myself. The worry about leaving a stable paycheck behind and launching into the unknown to pit myself against all the other incoming job-seeking iSchoolers is causing me a good deal of stress and I hope to wind up as lucky as I’ve ever been and land the perfect job.
It all starts today, with my first job interview. I won’t say where for now because I’m highly superstitious and don’t want to jinx anything, but I’ll let you know how things go. With any luck it will give me even more interesting things to blog about.