My brain is weeping bitterly. Ow. That is not good, professional writing. All that jargon is meaningless and confusing. All one really needs to say is, "look guys, there's a predicted crapstorm on the horizon, how should we deal with it/prepare?"
In other news, I've been working and reworking my resume and various cover letters ... customizing them to the internships that really matter. Unfortunately, I also need to access my clips... which are saved in Adobe PDF files. My laptop doesn't do PDFs, and it hasn't for quite some time. I tried re-installing the program, and my computer died. Now I can't even open them, and I had to take a 2 hour long break to keep myself from crying.
Ugh. It's so frustrating too when the only articles you have are disappointing anyway just because the publication was a small-town disaster. I mean... I have the original copy, and I can prove that the podunk editor introduced punctuation errors, but it's published which means it's worth more than the really great story I wrote for class, put hours of research into, and wasn't able to successfully pitch to a mag. I'm a good writer. My clips don't show it though, and it's not my fault. My samples prove it, but they aren't published so it's just a horrible trap.
Seriously, there's nothing like application day to make you feel hopeless.
I just... I really don't want to get another "for now/in school" part-time, minimum-wage, crap-job. I want an internship, and now. I want to start working in my field. I've been paying so much money, and learning all the tools and I want to start using them. I don't care if I'm writing, editing, or even just fact-checking. I feel like if I don't get in now, I never will.