Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Denmark Dreamin'

So I'm looking for a job. My dream job (television writer) is possibly years away and my comfortable graduate assistant job is ending in three weeks. So I need some gainful employment so I can stay in New York and NOT go back to my parents' house in Michigan weeping. But you know what...? Day jobs suck and I don't wanna get one! There, I said it. And what? I don't want one. I want to be a writer. That's all. I know I HAVE to get a day job, but it's my blog and I can whine if I want to. Now, if you are one of the lucky people that has your dream job, congrats. But, for the rest of us, especially those of us who want to act, write, sing or dance, these day jobs can be draining. I yearn to have the freedom to do what I love, instead of being trapped in some filler job waiting and dreaming of being anywhere, but where I am. I really am not a lazy person. I just hate being caged in.

I saw this episode of Oprah a few months back about "the happiest place on Earth." And no, I'm not talking Disney, folks. I'm talking Denmark. In Denmark, college is free. In fact, you get PAID to go to college. There's universal health care. AND get this, if you lose your job, the government pays up to 90% of your salary for up to four years and helps you find a job. Socialism rocks! Imagine if you didn't have to worry about health care or student loans. Imagine not having to worry about losing your house because you lost your job. And since everyone makes about the same amount of money, imagine being motivated by your passion and not your pocketbook, when choosing a career. So, Denmark, you definitely could use more black folks and I could help you out with that:)

1 comment:

  1. I am going through the exact same thing. Not getting a day job and wanting to write is so stressful. I really wish I had read your blogpost about Denmark before going to grad school in NY.


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