I Have Two Degrees and No Job

Qualifications mean nothing over happiness

Photo: Muhammad Rizwan/Unsplash

The year is 2017, July, a Wednesday. Graduation day. My hair is doused in stress-induced sweat brought on by the flustered hurry of whipping on a gown mere moments before heading out into the ceremony — but hey, at least it sticks the cap more firmly to my skull. Minutes later, I’m out there, accepting an enveloped certificate with the grade

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Emily Wilcox

Emily Wilcox

I imagine in a parallel universe I might be a caricaturist or a botanist or somewhere asleep on the moon — but here, I am a writer.