Graduation Blues

May 2, 2005


Money is running out but we can’t live off the government forever. We can’t stay in college forever, however, I am feeling very much inclined to go ahead and get my master’s degree, as is my faithful roommate.

Empty bank accounts may end up spoiling our summer, but at least the beach, well, parts of it anyway, is still free. “Gotta go to work, gotta go to work, gotta have a job,” but this is easier said than done. I have a bachelor’s degree after all, and I can’t even land a lousy minimum wage job. The economy is in free fall and nobody’s doing any hiring. My mom still pays my gas bill and part of my rent, but I’m not ashamed, at least I’m not living with her – not that there’s anything wrong with that, I’m just saying, at least I have some independence.

Author: Lindsay Niemann

Writer | Graphic Artist