Under the special skills list on my resume, I do my best to highlight that I’m a jack of all trades and a master of fun. I know basic programming, AP-style writing, graphic design, and mildly hilarious stand up comedy routines.
But what about those non-work related skills? The adult-y ones. The ones you call your mom up to brag about?
1. Occasionally striking the appropriate balance between marathoning “Chopped” and actually studying.
2. Not eating Ramen every night.
Sometimes I eat Spaghettio’s.
3. Ignoring the prompts to update my iOS system with less regularity because I’m now slightly less averse to the hellscape that is change.
4. Creating an actual email signature for work-related messages.
I mean, look at this beauty.
Senior | Public Relations/Communication Studies
Communications Assistant | The Office of Assessment
Feature Writing Intern | CECD
Kansas State University
Says a lot about me as a person; I’m employed, have at least enough direction to decide on a major, and enjoy reasonable data usage as evidenced by an in-use email address. Killin’ it.
5. Went to Target to buy a legitimate trash can with a cover so I can hide the fact that I ate 5 Fruit Roll-Ups in 23 minutes.
Sometimes being an adult means admitting to your mistakes and owning your imperfections. Other times it means dropping $19.99 plus sales tax on a simplehuman studio 10 Liter Profile Step Trash Can and blaming the ensuing sugar crash on finals week. Plus, the brushed silver is pretty.
Hmmm, maybe I should update my special skills section. After Ted tells the audience which chefs are going to the dessert round, of course.