Yes, I am in debt. I went into debt because I thought that's what I had to do to get an education. I took out a combination of private and federal student loans to pay my tuition and basic needs. My father was laid off as soon as I enrolled into college. I have a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts. I sell my art here and there but nothing to make a living on. I struggle to make payments each month and have several lawsuits against me since I am not able to pay.
Im a Physical Education teacher; I work full time. I make only half of my total debt, which is $100,000. I do not have enough money to spend on art supplies or a studio. I live in a constant state of stress because of all the lawsuits I have against me due to debts I can't afford to pay.
I have to paint in my one-bedroom apartment; I am unable to share a studio or get a studio by myself, which would benefit my art so much. It causes me to be unmotivated.