I have slightly mixed feelings about this. On the one hand I think I'm overqualified and probably should be doing something more substantial. This will basically eliminate my chances of getting a full time job during this period, since I'll be working 2 days a week (I'd do 5 but their program doesn't run 5.)
On the other hand...fuck that.
The truth is that opportunities come along only every so often and in a lot of ways this is a good one. I like the organization, I like the people, and there's definitely a chance for advancement there. The guy I'll be working for started as an Intern. Plus he's got too much on his plate right now, so the plan is very simple. Go in there, take over some of his projects, grab a few responsibilities from other areas they talked about, and make myself a part of the team. Then parlay that either into a job there or a really strong reference for somewhere else. There are also skills I can pick up there that would really strengthen my resume in a number of areas. This will also act as a nice patch on my resume, which was starting to look rusty, as I've been out of work for almost a year.
I just need a positive perspective. I need to focus on doing a good job and setting myself up for a paid position. I once had a boss who started out sweeping up crumbs in the studio they use to shoot Pillsbury commercials and ended up directing the A&E Biography of Telly Savalas.
Okay. So some people don't advance much, but others do!
I think I get too caught up in shoulds. I need to be proactive. There's lots of stuff I can do to fill the rest of my time this semester. I need to learn photoshop for one. I need to focus on weight loss for another. If worse comes to worst I can always take classes somewhere, or be a part time Chinese ghost bride, like mazzie.
So 10 days from now I'm going to have to eat my pride and go to an orientation with a bunch of college (and possibly, but probably not) highschool kids and then take it from there. Okay. Life, lemons, lemonade. Got it.