I hate to get too heavy here, but I think I'm living my biggest fear and I have no solutions. I'm very deep into student debt. Art was the only thing I could do well and even now after all my schooling I’m not good enough to get myself a job. I'm trying very hard, I've offered working for free, I’ve looked into work for aspects of visual art (printing for example) that I never considered. I’ve called companies just asking for guidance or networking but they never return my calls. I ask other artists for help finding work but they eventually stop e-mailing me back.
I figured “Hey, I have a degree that says I completed something, right? Someone will want me somewhere even if it’s not art.” But I am severely underemployed. And despite my job search I haven’t been met with any success. I have a part-time job but my hours were cut from 30 to 9. Just earlier today I was thanking my boss for the meager 16hrs I got for next week.
I’m at the end of my rope. I’m going to be 25 this month and I still live with my parents and I work at a restaurant for $5.00 an hour where I’m lucky if someone tips 10%. All I have is this degree, mediocre talent, and no way out.
’ve been told that even if I went into some other field I’d be in the same position…I don’t really know. Only thing I have learned is school is not worth anything unless it’s 100% paid for.
"We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills..." - J.F.K.