life advice (post new situation)
"In SERIOUS need of guidance."
I am 19 years old, recently graduated high school in 2008, and have spent the past 4 months unemployed. Ill-tempered, I made a rash decision and screwed myself. I've had a lot of time to think. I've been trying like hell to get a new job but it's proving near impossible. Thank God for my boyfriend, or I would be a complete wreck. I've just decided to go to the local community college to get a degree in Accounting. It just feels like there's so much I don't know, so here I pose my first question. Is this a prospering field? Is taking out Lord only knows how much money on student loans worth going to college for this? It's what I'm good at. Numbers and words. I need to get out of the place I'm in. There's no opportunity here, I need to get a degree in something that the market could actually use and leave. My boyfriend, on the other hand, is freaking out. He doesn't think I'll be able to go to college, work, and pay half the bills at the same time. I don't see why it's NOT possible! Also, I absolutely love this man. I've been his best friend for 3 years, he was the first one I had when I moved here. Seven months ago I went against all instincts and agreed to go out with him after he tried for 2 years, and then I fell completely head over heels. And now I'm starting to want to start a family with him. I don't want kids RIGHT now, but before I'm 24, and I want to get married. And soon. Which is where my second question arises. Am I wrong for wanting to marry young? Am I getting in over my head here? Am I planning all these things out only to find that I'm setting myself up? I have NO idea what to think. And I need advice, genuinely.
posted by Sarah (age 19) on 7/10/2009 @10:57:31 PM •
You are 19. Go to school, there is plenty of time to marry, have children and committ to raising them.
What would you do if your "true love" left? Would you stand indepent on your own? Could you be financially capable of supporting your family?
posted by Lu on 7/22/2009

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