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Hey everyone, it's been a while!
I knew a lot of you a couple of years ago. I worked at Flagg Ranch, in Wyoming with my boyfriend during the summer of 2009. I had to return to life afterwards, graduate college, and get a job in the major I chose; graphic design.
Which is where I'm at now. And it feels good to be building my "career", with a degree under my belt.
But something isn't right.
For starters, I'm making just enough to get by. Every cent from paychecks immediately goes to paying rent, bills, and loans. And it is extremely discouraging.
The job itself is more than stressful, to say the least. Meeting deadlines everyday, and worrying about things that do not amount to any real problems that this world is facing. And it makes me think.
Is this the life I was meant for? Stressing over magazine layouts and making just enough money to get by; not enjoying life in the least bit? Absolutely not. I know I was meant for much more.
I know that to find myself, I need to travel and experience all that I can. Stuck in this town, the same one I grew up in, with a job that probably won't lead to anything else, will not help me find myself and my calling.
So, now what? Do I quit my job and go after a dream? - while disappointing every family member on the way? The first grandchild, the first niece, the first daughter to graduate high school, college, get a "real" job.
Is it worth all of that disappointment so that I can find myself? So that I am happy and doing what I was meant to do?
I'm really at a loss, guys. Any input would be helpful, as I know a lot of you, if not all of you know exactly what I'm dealing with.