A long year with little or no accomplishments.
I collected many rejection letters and postcards from companies for which I interviewed. I averaged at least one interview per week which I worked around my schedule while working at the bank. The most devastating news was when I failed to get hired for an entry level position that ended up going to a PhD.
Let me repeat that: an entry level geologist position that went to a PhD.
And so things looked bleak.
And then my paternal grandfather passed away.
In August there would be a family gathering that would truly change my life.