Tuesday, October 30, 2007

The Lengths That I Will Go To, The Distance In Your Eyes

Well, I know this isn't being posted in October, but I have this crippling fear of there being an empty space on Blogger where a month should have been. Some people tell me this problem could be solved by posting more often. Madness! Madness, I say. Insane ideas get you nowhere in this world, except maybe Congress. No, wait, that's bad ideas.

Anyway. October was an interesting month. Since it was harvest we had a busy month--statewide festivals coupled with an increase in customer traffic, as well as the actual "crush" process itself. This left a lot of tired people with short tempers, but come the winter everyone will have time to breathe and relax a little, content with the fruits of their labors.

Which makes it kind of a shame that I'm leaving the winery. I won't go into the reasons here--I'm always a bit uncomfortable, even on a journal-style space this such as this, discussing the intimate reasons behind departures or breakups. I suppose you could consider this an employment-related breakup if you like. At any rate, I'm now job searching in Charlottesville. Tomorrow I have an interview at a coffeehouse, so we'll see how that pans out.

At any rate, I'm becoming a bit more realistic about life after college. It was--is--a bit of a culture shock, and I guess in some ways I'm still adjusting. So to my friends at William and Mary and elsewhere--enjoy it while you can. You've heard it before, I know. But take a few days off from stressing about your bio homework, your psych test, your biology paper, and take a break from taking college life for granted. Treasure the fact that this is the last time in your life you will have so much freedom with so few consequences. It may not feel like it now, but take a recent graduate's word for it: the real world is much less forgiving.

(Be that as it may, I'm still flying.)