@DebtOrAlive I SO agree with you about Econ being a great default major. That's exactly what happened to me. My parents wouldn't let me major in Theatre (Thank you, parents!), and I ended up being fascinated by the Econ courses at my liberal arts college. I definitely went on the "fuzzy" side, avoiding Econometrics somehow (!), but the education I got was invaluable. I am now acting professionally, yet it definitely doesn't consistently pay the bills. My degree helps me land way more lucrative day jobs than a lot of my artist friends. If I'm going to have a day job to support what I really want to do, I want to maximize how much money I'm able to make in that time I'm in the office. Though in retrospect, I wish I'd done some more number-crunching in my major so that I could vy for an analyst position. Dat $$.
Ahh! This is relevant to my interests. I'm about to start a new job and am splurging on some new work clothes. Focusing on getting some quality, affordable staples from places like Uniqlo, Asos, Boden, Everlane... Can you guys recommend any other mid-priced quality retailers? Gotta build out my uniform of solid color dresses/tops and skirts with a fun scarf!
This is one step too close to indentured servitude for my comfort.
@andnowlights "Millenials" or "friends of the author."
THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. All this juicing and cleansing nonsense. Ridding your body of "toxins." WTF does that word mean and HELLOOOO it's called your kidneys. If you need a smoothie to do that for you your body is not doing its job. SCIENCE.
@Allison Every recipe ever needs triple the garlic!
I'm in the same boat with taking fewer artistic (I'm an actor!) risks until I pay off my debt. But I'm on the cusp of a big day job career move that will help me pay down my debt in just 2-3 years. It will be worth it to have more freedom and be set up for financial security later.
Thanks to "fast fashion" I have no idea where to buy affordable, well-made clothes anymore. *cries
Money first, time later. All because of our magical friend compound interest.
@WayDownSouth "I had a steady office job, a stressed-out husband, an apartment, and a baby, which meant that 26 hours out of every day were accounted for. How was I supposed to work on the novel that had been pacing back and forth inside my head, knocking occasionally on the floorboards, for years?"