So, I don't think I've mentioned this yet, but I've got an official job at the Washington Monthly. It's basically a handyman kind of job, where I keep the business side going on a daily basis, and do anything else that needs doing, like some guest-blogging.
It's not exactly a well-paid job, and there aren't benefits, but given that it's the Monthly I think it's about as good as could be expected. Obviously there are a lot of opportunities here too, but I think the most important part is that I really like the place and the people. A lot of people I know these days are stuck in jobs making a lot more money than me, but doing things they hate with people they don't like. I'm young, with very low overhead, and I think the side benefits of having a job you really like in the right field is easily worth the low pay. I'll stay here for awhile, count my blessings, and try to get some more stuff published.