Grad school, moving out, new job?...Submitted by Ayosan on Tue, 06/30/2009 - 20:39
Hello, this is my first time posting. I would like to move out of my parent's house (I'm 24) as soon as possible, and become fully independent, but is now the right time?... I feel like I'm taking my situation for granted/being way too dependent on others. I have a job now, but it's part-time, and only temporary till September. I'm sure I could find a job somewhere else though. But...
I got a $20,000 scholarship for two years to go to Grad school this fall, but I'd still have to take out 10,000 in loans (for those two years). (The school's tuition is 30,000 in total.) This is probably an obvious question, but should I do it?... I might have a better chance at finding a better job.
But, it's an art degree, so I don't necessarily *need* the degree to pursue my ideal career, which is making comics... but I do realize that I would need a second job in the meantime. I tell people to go to art school mostly for the experience, and not the degree, itself, but... in this case, the degree would help in being able to teach up to the Graduate level. The degree I would get is an MFA in Comic Art.
I got a full scholarship for undergrad, so I thank God I didn't have to take out loans then. Am I just being too picky about not wanting to be in debt? This is my second time applying to the same school (and I didn't go the last time for the same reason). I even got more money from them, but still... maybe now is not the time to go into debt. I also feel morally responsible and guilty for doing the same thing (taking out [federal] loans) that our government has been doing that's gotten us into this mess.
Also, my parents/family are really big Obama supporters, so they won't really listen to anything I try to say about Ron Paul.
Should I just try to get a local job here? Is it too risky to move out now? I want to stock up on commodities. I know my parents/family aren't going to anytime soon... I love my family, so I don't want to completely abandon them. But I do feel like I need to 'live to the fullest' right now.
Thank you for listening/reading this.