I am not currently in debt to any banks or school, thanks to my loving parents, fincancial aid, and spending summers working two waitressing jobs. My debt may not seem to be up to scale to many, but it doesn't mean I haven't had to give up a lot to be debt free. Instead of pursuing a painting degree, I am currenly majoring in art education. I do seek to teach, but, at the same time, I am confessing that I know that is it easier to get a teaching job rather than to pursue painting as a career and be in debt due to supplies and studio rent in the future. I'm not as confident as others to be able to live life so close to the edge. I've chosen to pursue other ways to continue my artistic growth. I chose to live at home, went to a 2-year communinty college to save money, and on to a commutable university to be able to pay for school. And, I have no qualms, because I absolutely adore the people and growth my university has provided me. I know my parents do not want me to feel like I owe them anything, but I very much do. I grew up in hopes to pursue a job that can provide my parents anything and everything they want, but i've come to realize that the path I chose would not be able to do that. And that's why I have taken every precaution that I was able to handle all throughout college to ensure that they do not have to pay more than five grand for my overall tuition.
I am currently working a part-time job at a ceramic and plaster shop. At the same time, I am finishing up my BFA, currently focusing on Art Education.
I wish to be able to provide more funds for my projects, but I find myself looking for cheaper alternatives, and as a result, it hinders the quality of my product.