Job stuff: no news. I've been working on my EPIK (South Korea public school) application, which requires me to have recommendation letters from two people. I contacted Prof. B and my ex-boss, J, last Tuesday. Prof. B responded promptly, but J never got back to me. Yesterday I contacted Dr. J, and hopefully she'll be willing to write a letter to make up for J's lack of a response. I may also try to contact J again. I don't know what's up with that. I gave them all an out; I flat out said, "If you don't feel comfortable writing a reference letter for me, just let me know." Whatever.
School stuff: well, I'm kind of a college graduate. But I don't have a job. And coming up with contingency plans keeps me calm and gives me something to do with my time, so I'm thinking about more school (WHAT).
Grad school. TESOL, Russian History/Literature/Linguistics, Law School. Maybe. Law school interests me, but not enough for me to actually think I should go through with it. Same with everything Russian. I'd like to do TESOL, but I'd rather have experience in the field before I go for a Master's.
More undergrad. Maybe Elementary or History Education, Nursing... and the two that currently interest me the most: Geology and Geography. I haven't taken a course in either field, but I've always been interested in both. I could do them at UIC. But... do I really want to do 2.5-3 more years of undergrad, just to follow it up with at least 2 years of grad school (basically a requirement to find a job)? I'd need to take Chemistry, Physics, Calculus... yeah. And I'd be stuck living with my parents, commuting into the city for the next 3 years. Don't know how I feel about that. I REALLY like everything I've been reading about these fields, though. I think they sound incredibly fascinating. And I think I can deal with Chem/Physics/Calc - just two semesters of each. Could be worse. It would be difficult, but rewarding, I think.
I have, however, decided that if I haven't found a job by January 1, 2010, I will go back to school. I think that's reasonable.