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If you've been reading this book with a steadily increasing heart rate, a mountingsense of panic, and more sweat on your palms than on the backs of the workers who builtthe pyramids, you are not alone. Maybe most of the jobs listed here are just not for you.Perhaps you don't think you can deal with putting on a suit or pantyhose every day, don'twant to worry about promotions or corporate culture, and can't deal with the thought ofnine to five, five days a week, fifty weeks a year. You're in the process of making atough, unpopular, and, hopefully, rewarding choice.
The following are some ideas from people who chose not to get a "regular job."Whether you've always dreamed of writing the great American novel, of teaching theprincipals of sanitation or algebra to children in Somalia, or just aren't ready for theresponsibility of adult life, there should be some help here for you. By the way, don'tworry so much, you aren't the only person in the world who will still be eating Ramennoodles for dinner with a $100,000 education at the age of forty ? you'll just be theonly one who chose to be doing so.
Finally, in the finance sweepstakes, do a careful tally of how much money you have, how much you can make before graduation, and how much you have tomake to do the various things on your wish list. Can you move home for a while, and if youdo how much money will you be able to save?
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