Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Questions, Questions

I have a lot of things to figure out.  Presently unemployed and recently married, my dream job would be to stay home, make art and be a housewife full-time (ideally, of course, making enough on art to my bills and my share of the household expenses).  My secondary dream job: working in a bookstore.  I don't know why, but I've always felt like I could go far working in a bookstore (and get a lot of awesome discounts on new reading material).

However, if the art thing were working out (don't worry, I'll never stop creating) I wouldn't even be looking for a job.  And if it were as simple as getting hired at a bookstore, well, I'd already be working there. So I need to figure out other options.  I am considering going to school at CPCC for an associate's degree in accounting, though after filling out the FAFSA today, I've realized my newly married status gets me no financial aid (I'll have to take out student loans).

So where I am at is: (a) do I go back to school even though we could really use the second income and full-time school will inhibit my ability to work more than a few hours a week? While job-hunting, what else should I look for (if you read the first paragraph, you have an idea of what I like, and I would love to hear suggestions for jobs I may not have otherwise thought of)?  Does anyone know of job openings?

I find myself really frustrated right now, because it's hard to make up my mind what to do.  I continually see how badly we need money and yet know even a two year degree could seriously up my earning potential.  I also hate being supported by my husband or the government (I'm presently on UI).  Just thinking about it makes my shoulders draw right up to my ears.

Looking for input, but not expecting it.  If anyone has suggestions, knows a job I should look into applying for, or wants to suddenly buy a thousand dollars worth of my art monthly so I can focus on what I love most, let me know.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing this with us. I'm in the same situation of trying to figure out what to do with my life. I have a Bachelor of Arts but it doesn't get me very far without a masters degree. If you want to go to school then you can definitely do it part time, and still hold a job with good hours. Maybe you could look into part time jobs at art centers, museums, local non-profits that work with art and children (dont worry, nonprofits still pay!) or something along the artistic line of work. And if you want to work at a bookstore, by all means walk into a local joint and ask! Good luck :)