YOU ARE THE ADVICE COLUMNIST: Um, What Am I Doing With My Life?

I need solid direction.

Aug 16, 2013 at 6:30pm | Leave a comment

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Last night I had a very grown up dinner with friends. I didn't know one of the couples very well, and they kept asking me questions about my background, job, etc.
I had nothing of worth to say. I wanted the ground to swallow me up so I could stop embarrassing myself.
I have a BA in Psychology. I graduated 3 years ago. I have been a professional pet sitter since I was 17, which gets me maybe $5000 a year. I'm 26 now and I feel like my life is going nowhere. I've had 3 serious jobs, all of which I got laid off from.
I'm thinking of going  back to school, but I'm hesitating because of funds. Should I stick out the job market? Should I apply for a Grad program and hope I get in? I've always wanted to teach, but not small children. I'm a relatively good artist. I have a lapsed license as an Esthetician. I'm a relatively good writer, with a knack for social media and current technology (as well as every other XGen & Millenial out there.)
I need solid direction so I can have a future that makes me feel like I'm doing something worthwhile with my life!
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