Quan-da-ry noun \ˈkwän-d(ə-)rē\
Websters' Dictionary defines "quandary" as "a state of perplexity or doubt"
Dictionary[dot]com defines it as "a state of perplexity or uncertainty, especially as to what to do; dilemma"
Now why did I choose this word for my letter Q?
Was it because it is an interesting word? Yes. That is one reason.
However, it is not the only reason.
I feel that currently this is an accurate description of my life.
I am literally in a QUANDARY.
I am currently awaiting bar results and I am unemployed and looking for work.
I had a job briefly, but was let go, which you can read all about here.
I am upwards of 200k in debt after 4 years of undergraduate education, 3 years of law school, and 2 attempts at the Oregon Bar Exam.
I need to pass the Bar and get a job.
If only those two things were as easy as they sound.
While I feel like I did better on the Bar this time around, I really cannot know for sure until the results come out. I just keep hoping that I am on the list!
I have been applying for jobs like mad. Legal jobs, non-legal jobs, minimum wage jobs, etc.
I am not being picky, at all.
Employers, however, are.
I'm either overqualified for nearly everything that I don't need a license for, or I'm underqualified for associate positions due to my lack of a license.
Therefore, currently my life is in a quandary.