So, I’m about to graduate with a Bachelor’s in Finance in August. I really don’t like my degree. I picked it because I didn’t have time for the labs I was taking doing a biology degree after my daughter was born. I figured it would be easy to get a finance degree and a good one too.
Now, my ex and I are divorced. I have gotten so close to this degree that I figured it would be stupid not to finish it. I have been giving a lot of thought into jumping right back into school and doing a post-bachelor’s degree in a science I am passionate about.
On one hand, I know I have the skills and passion to do a new degree. I have a hard time getting past the idea of not going into a field I really love. On the other hand, I have a lot of student loans racked up right now. It wouldn’t be hard to get a job making $40,000 before taxes right out of college. I would work, pay on my loans, and get my life started.
I don’t get to see my daughter much. When I try to see her, my ex makes up plans for her so I can’t. That is a whole other issue, but I would have time to do another degree. I’m turning 26 in May and seem to have a hard time taking control of my life and making decisions for myself. Is that just my age, generation, etc.?
What should I be considering right now in my life?