Thursday, April 23, 2009

Last but Not Least. . . .

Time to meet the last member of the crew!

My name’s Alice Hyde and I’m a freshman majoring in English at Pacific Lutheran University. I’ve run into the same problem as Lindsay with people asking what I’m going to do with my English degree (it got worse when I added the political science minor), but I’ve always loved books, so I’m going to do my darndest to get a job with them.

Of course, the second-best job would be somehow supporting myself off my hobbies, but I’ve talked with enough people to know that’s unlikely to happen—or, if it does, I won’t like the hobby anymore. Which hobbies? Knitting, crocheting, spinning (yes, yarn), cross stitching, dyeing, woodturning (yes, lathe), and far, far too many more. Fortunately, I can also add writing to the list, which is at least slightly more profitable. Unfortunately, I can add traveling, which is negatively profitable—at least in the monetary sense.

I’ve yet to traverse the world like Janna or live abroad like Sarah and Katie, but trips to Britain and Germany have whetted my appetite, and I hope to get out there soon! That’s one of the great things about this book: it’s about getting out there and doing your Big, Hairy, Audacious Goal (as Janna would say) and facing all the concerns that come up along the way.

I hope you enjoy the book as much as I do!

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