Graduated College..now What?
I spent four years studying Journalism/Mass Communications and Marketing at a small, Franciscan university in Olean, NY.
I didn't know what I wanted to do when I applied to college at the age of 17, and now, at the age of 22, I still don't have a clue.
Luckily for me, my father is an affluent member of my community & was able to use his connections to get me a job in this God-awful economy. I hate the job but love the people I work with.
My parents (both of them) are applying pressure for me to further my education. They'd like to see me pursue a degree in law for two reasons: one, I'd be good at it and two, I'd be financially stable in the future. As fate would have it, I don't feel entirely comfortable saying "I want to go to law school" out loud.
I could see myself attending graduate school for an MBA or and Integrated Marketing Communications program but I didn't do very well on the GMAT exam, blow-the-big-one at math and can't fathom packing up and moving to a new city in which I don't have a friend to call my own.
As if the grad school debate isn't enough, I have this boyfriend that I've been dating, for various reasons, for almost three years now. I love him from the bottom of my heart and he has been so good to me but it's not the all-consuming love that a woman should have for the man she wants to spend the rest of her life with. He is an amazing person and my exact opposite. He is calm when I am flying off the handle. However, he is perfectly content living the life he has now. He didn't go to college and that bothers me. He has a job but it's not a great one and there's no room for him to move up in the company he is with. I don't want to do anything that would ever hurt him but this feeling is reoccuring. Lately, it's been coming more and lasting longer.
Break up with the boyfriend and move to a new city? Stay here and continue to love someone who loves me more than anything and treats me like the last woman on earth.
I know what I should do, but I don't know what to do next.