Graduate’s Conundrumon March 8, 2012 at 4:27 pm
Greetings. Some of you may be aware that I am not a true professional. I am a student. With any luck, I will be graduating this summer. Personally I have been playing with the idea of graduate programs, however, there is a current, large, issue at hand. What the hell will I be able to do with this degree? Not only is it incredibly difficult to find good work these days, it’s practically impossible – especially with my geographic location – to find work that makes an art degree relevant. I have been circled with friends that have the same issue, and it is tough. Right now, it’s hard enough to even find summer work.
I am engaged, hoping to marry a wonderful girl a year from this summer. She and I are trying to grasp what we will do for this year until then. Where will we live? How will we live? Will it be possible to attempt a graduate program? All of these are huge questions that make things stressful. Regardless of the stress, however, I have been working on drawing. Drawing every single day, even without my art bringing me any income. It’s been pretty safe to say, that I have come to cope with living in a pay check to pay check state. Sure there has been a great deal of help and support from our families, and we are more than grateful, but what are we going to do for ourselves? My fiancée is still attending her college, so now it’s falling upon me to become the primary income source for our little lives.
Now, I’m not terrified, I’m just uncertain. What am I going to do? How am I going to start my so called, “adult life”? I’m not sure. The only thing I have any certainty of is that I will continue writing and drawing Little Alice. I do ask that you let me know what your thoughts are, so I can strive to make improvements. I am always looking for ways to make it better, and to get people involved. How would you want to be involved? What can I do to make this a more enjoyable experience? Little Alice is a large part of my life, and apart of my career. It is also the only certain thing in my current working life.
So perhaps it’s been a somber tone, but I want to announce that a week from Monday will mark the first of my daily sketches! Thanks for reading.