From my mother earlier, when I was having a classic “BAD DAY”:
So, I was listening to NPR on the way here and they have been doing a running series on graduates, their majors and job prospects etc. The girl they were speaking to this morning is graduating this week from Brandies U in Massachusetts with a BA in English and a minor in Creative Writing. She is also graduating with $85,000 in student loans.
Her dream job – writing popular fiction as a career. However, she is questioning her choices, even though she really wants to write, given the job market and her debt load etc. She thinks that maybe she can get a job, for now, in publishing.
So, when things are not going well in the morning, your pizza dough is being difficult, your eyes are crying from onions and your editor (yes, your editor) hasn’t gotten you the number of pages she promised, please remember that you are not in debt and well on your way do your dream job, and many other’s dream job, and that you have the love and respect of many people in that industry – already – at 22!
How great is that!
Amen, Mom. Amen.