School has been on my mind a lot lately. What am I doing right now (seriously feel like I’m flying by the seat of my pants half the time), what am I going to do after I graduate?
One thing that makes me really nervous is having to be a receptionist for a long time. I love what I do right now, I couldn’t imagine being anywhere else. But answering phones and soothing (many, many) students each and every day is not something I want to do for the next 30-40 years.
What’s more, I want to do something that affords me at least a little independence. Being the low woman on the totem pole can get old really fast. If being a professional writer pans out, awesome! But anything else as well. Teaching, marketing, etc.
Another concern is my student debt. Unless you have fabulously wealthy parents, you’re probably going to graduate with at least a little debt. I will have about $25,000 in debt when I graduate next August, and I consider myself lucky! I know people that have graduated with double that. I hope that I’ll be able to start paying down my loans before I graduate to create a little cushion for myself. I also have to consider my husbands debt, which is slightly more than mine.
Overall, college is a pretty risky business. But in the end it’s worth it (right?).