Just finished reading The Cubicle Chronicles by Lynn Brookdale (so if you’re in the mood for a light, fun read go purchase it) and it got me thinking about my own expectations of getting my dream job. I found this book to be a relatable account of the tough transition (for most people) between college and career.

Back in my college days pursuing a history degree and racking up student loan debt, I was positive, a 100% certain, I would be handed my diploma and walk right into my dream job in a prestigious history museum. Heck, they would probably even make me assistant curator given all the experience I gained during my internship at an art museum. I would travel Europe giving lectures and even publish a bestseller…

Yeah, well the fates rebelled against my carefully laid plans and years later here I am in the military. And I assure you, nothing about my job whatsoever involves history. Not that I’m complaining, because I love my job. But it is funny how things play out, isn’t it?

On that note…give this book a read. It’s entertaining and understandable to anyone looking for that dream job fresh out of college and being disappointed. I especially enjoyed the main character’s colorful, descriptive accounts of her coworkers. I have definitely had my far share of working with those types of people! Have a great week y’all!




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