Thursday, April 20, 2006
Sometimes I wish I was an idiot. Life would be so much easier. I could just go to college to meet my husband, get married, go shopping, cook, decorate, and have babies. No wonder women decide to give up a career for a family...it's a lot less stressful, and you can do whatever you want all day long. Okay maybe that's not all it's cracked up to be, but it sounds better than making chemical solutions or wearing goggles. I am all for equal treatment of the sexes, and I'm smart, so you're probably thinking, "feminism!! make a change! Show them what you can do!" BUT it's really hard trying to find a job with a chemistry degree when I don't even want to work in a lab. Nevertheless, the companies I am applying to are amazing but so what? I'm going to be in a lab, testing stuff on machines for the rest of my life. LAME and BORING. THIS is why I wanted to do science journalism, so I could travel somewhere new, write about interesting phenomena, meet other really smart people, interview doctors and scientists, learn how to write better, and actually see the day light. I wish I was born dumb, because then I would have no decisions to make, no choice but to sit on my ass or do some mindless job, while my hubby was bringing home the bacon. I wouldn't have to feel guilty thinking I was wasting my education. There would be no education, there would be no waste. Life would be easy.