Question by tamonpumba: I’m poor and on my own. How can I get started on my future?
I know what I want to do with my life. I’m very passionate about movies and I really want to pursue some sort of career in film. The problem is that I’m having a really hard time getting settled. 6 months ago, I was living with my mom. Things were great because I had a job and I was being smart with my money by saving it and having a budget. If I was still there, I would probably be back in school. But things went downhill because my mom couldn’t afford for us to live there anymore. My mom moved really far away and I didn’t want to move with her because of the distance. I moved away not as far as her but far enough for me to find it necessary to quit my job. It’s been 6 months and I was only able to find a part time, temporary job that just ended and barely paid my rent. I’m going to be moving in with my boyfriend to help my living situation, but I’m currently jobless and I really want to go back to school. I was considering going to school for massage therapy or something like it where I can get a job with good money and hours, but I would only go in the hopes of getting a job to live comfortably. And I don’t want to waste money on a school I may not like. I’ve already done that before and the student loans are the main reason my mom is broke. I’m rambling, but it’s because I’m so confused on where I should start and how to get back on my feet. Which should I do first, get money or capture my dream as a filmmaker? Should I just get a part time job and attend a community college to pursue a degree in cinema and business? Or should I try to get a job with good pay and benefits and pursue my career in film later?
Answer by Nichole B
your smarter with massasage school honestly or doing filming for private functions and the like. If you are as broke as you say you are fill out FASFA. Its too late to go this semester but you might can get in for next year. Possibly next semester. In this case i dont think even if she claimed you on her income tax return that it would make a difference. FASFA is not a loan and it usually covers everything in a situation like yours you just have to keep your grades above a C.
I would work on getting money. Dont be picky on getting a job. Even if its flipping burgers at McDonalds just look at it as a stepping stone to something greater.
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