I took off this semester, from working, because I have been working my entire adult life and decided that, if I could budget, I could live off of student loans. It has been great. But, I now realize that school is about to be over and I have no idea what the heck I am going to do for the summer. So, I have had some choices. Here they are:
- Stay in university town area. PRO: I'll find a job that I can stay with through next semester. CON: I will have to go back to waiting tables. And I will have to find that job.
- Go back to the city that I came from. PRO: I KNOW that I have a job waiting for me when I get back. CON: I will have to go back to waiting tables. Or my other gig as a tour guide.
So you may be asking yourself, why are the CONS the same? I don't hate waiting tables. I surely didn't mind being a tour guide. But, I need to find something that will put me in a better position to find a job in the "real" world.
I am in my mid-thirties and internships aren't coming easily. Or good jobs. Because the economy still sucks.
*side note to any student reading this. Waiting tables is a great way to make money. But it's easy to get caught up in the lifestyle. Oh, and it can lead to cynicism on a massive scale. You can ask the Bitter Waitress or watch the movie Waiting.