I’ve started as a volunteer for a local Historical Society. Mainly because I need the experience to advance myself in a direction I’d like to go. I find it nearly impossible to get the experience in the history and genealogy fields without putting in the time for free. I’m ok with that, particularly since I never did an internship in college and it seems that is the way to go these days. I’m eager to learn and I’m hoping they see some sort of potential in me so I can eventually sign on as a regular fixture.
I tried to tell them I’m an old soul, so I had a lot of historical knowledge first hand already, but they said, well, they didn’t say anything. No, I didn’t really say that to them, but I’ll bet a lot of old souls are drawn to that field simply because there is something familiar to reel them in. Maybe it’s not obvious and maybe some of these people just love history, but I always wonder how stories of yesteryear fascinate some so much and others could really care less.
None of us are the same and thank God for that. Although there are a few people I’d have liked to clone; if I were into that modern technology sort of thing.