Education should not be a debt sentence!
Well, as long as I’m wishing…
It is frustrating at times. I’m thankful I’m only graduating 20k in debt, when I know people who have graduated with much more. I also wouldn’t change anything—I love the school I’m finishing up at, I love my degree and program, and I know I’m doing something I’m passionate about.
The frustrating thing is knowing that the longer it takes to pay off my loans, the more they’re going to drag me down. My parents have graciously offered to let me live at home a year or two more so that I can pay my loans completely off. That’s a difficult offer to refuse. But I also want to get out, go, see new places while I still have the chance—because as soon as you have a job, start tying yourself down in other ways… it’s not impossible, but it gets harder.
I don’t know if there’s any easier solution to this problem that doesn’t involve funding our schools better so the cost can come down. But I can already hear the GOP (let’s be honest here—it would be the the Republicans arguing against this) argument against “subsidized education” when we have so many successful private schools and this would be unfair government competition if they drastically lowered costs by more funding blah blab blah…
Oh bother, I seem to have ranted a bit. It’s just frustrating, knowing how difficult my loans will be to pay off when I see my business major friends landing jobs that will give them six figure salaries within five years.
Still. I wouldn’t trade them jobs. Not in a million years.
(Source: ohlipsss, via musiceducators)