- 8 years ago
- Wedding: May 2013
Almost every day.
I should have taken time off and really thought about what I wanted to do, instead of going to college right away. I have $38,000 in debt by now with interest, and while I am managing to get through grad school without racking up anymore, I also realize that now I would have probably been happy being a) a full-time photographer, but now I can’t get started because of loans and needing full-time work, b) a hair-dresser/cosmetician, or c) a flourist.
I double-majored in Spanish, and after spending some time abroad, I thought I might like to do ESL somewhere like Costa Rica… but loans had to be paid, so that was not happening.
Right now I plan to teach, and while I think I will enjoy being in the classroom, the work environment in education is not the greatest right now and it is quite a stressful profession, and pay is not looking like it will increase anytime soon. I hope that I do not get burned out, and that I can pay my bills.
I’d love to be able to take off and be a Stay-At-Home Mom when I have a kid (only want 1, really), but who knows if Fiance will be able to support me and my loans for that long?