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 Iím not good enough to get myself a job. I'm trying very hard, I've offered working for free, Iíve looked into work for aspects of visual art (printing for example) that I never considered. Iíve 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 ďHey, I have a degree that says I completed something, right? Someone will want me somewhere even if itís not art.Ē But I am severely underemployed. And despite my job search I havenít 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.
Iím at the end of my rope. Iím 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 Iím lucky if someone tips 10%. All I have is this degree, mediocre talent, and no way out.
íve been told that even if I went into some other field Iíd be in the same positionÖI donít really know. Only thing I have learned is school is not worth anything unless itís 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.