a reply to: Midnight13
I just want to live a comfortable life doing what I love.
You are NOT going to like what I have to say.
You have to work. You will not be comfortable if you don't.
Art jobs won't cut it. Don't believe those that say otherwise.
I am a 58 year old male.
I have worked since I was 17.
If your mental disabilities are along the lines of depression . . get over it.
Get outside and work in the yard in your free time.
Sun shine and physical exertion pushes depression to the back burner.
Ask me how I know.
It will stigmatize you. You will have to hide it. Fake a smile.
This world is not going to give you a free ride because of depression.
An Ass degree doesn't mean anything these days.
Unless it's towards a specific job. Nursing/Welding etc.
If your degree is generalized it's worthless.
If your credits don't transfer you got screwed.
A Bachelors degree is the new high school diploma.
It says you can read and put two sentences together.
It does not qualify you for anything.
CO-OP jobs gets your foot in the door and gives you something show HR dept.
My sons got co-op jobs making more money than I.
My oldest graduated and hired on full time.
My step son got a DAAP degree in fine arts at University of Cincinnati.
Very prestigious and very few class seats each year.
No one cares. No jobs in fine arts.
Three years later he still waits tables.
He was lucky, his rich father paid for school.
In the real world you have to work a job you don't care for just to be able to do what you like in your free time.
The sooner you face the facts the sooner you can get on with life.
One foot in front of the other. Day after day.
Shake the # off your shoes every third day.
A reasonable life is hard work.
If you don't you will be living under an overpass doodling on a paper bag.
Don't say 'As long as I'm happy". BS
Being homeless is hard work too.