After three years of working jobs that never really got me closer to my goal of full-time writing, I'm finally starting something this summer that isn't retail. No set date yet.
A co-worker at my current job, whom I've become friends with, is leaving in a few months and is bringing me on as a secretary for his business. I've been trying to get clerical work for the last year now, and everyone wants either experience or college degrees. I have neither, save for a few months of working at a museum back in NY. I can manage office work. My brain is better wired for that than manual labor or retail (largely due to my Asperger's), and thankfully my co-worker trusts me.
I'm excited for this. I'm really tired of being told that I'm slow, feeling like my supervisors don't respect me, and feeling like having a college degree is the only thing that'll make me worthwhile to employers.