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Saturday, February 21, 2004
   
Dear Bubby,
I'm getting ready to graduate from an teen tiny liberal arts school that is owed by the Mennonite church. I am about to get an art degree which means my job opportunities are limited. Graphic design is something that I'm good at but I hate. I don't want a job where I have to dress nicely or where I have to work in an office. I'd rather do service work for the rest of my life.

Unfortunately, the school I'm attending has given me a load of debts which right now are under the name of my parents. They don't have a lot of money, so they'd like to get rid of those debts and I'd like to help them. As I see it, for me to go into service work would be burdening my parents.

I'm at a loss. Should I follow my heart and do what I really want to do, or should I respect my parents and get a job that pays? Is there a compromise?
Thanks, Gem


Dear Gem,
It's wonderful when you graduate from college but on the other hand it was a safe warm place to be in. Now you are out in the cold world and you have to make decisions. Well that's life. I can tell you I found myself in the same situation a long time ago. Take the job that pays the most money and you are good at - as you say -- graphic design. You won't be married to it and you will be able to pay off your debts earlier. Then you can quit - you will have some experience in the business world and you can then decide exactly what you want to do. Today people dress very comfortably at work - neat and clean is all. In my office we wear slacks or skirts or suits that are very comfortable. This was my campaign and it turned out just fine.
Good Luck.
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