This week's e-mail is from Kellie
Dear Dr Wang,
I am majoring in English and minoring in art. I love the written letter and it is my passion. I love it in many languages. I also have a desire to practice massage. I am terrified of not being able to get a job with my liberal arts degree and there is a need for massage therapists where I live. Next semester outside of college I can take some extra courses for fun on the side in calligraphy which I will no doubt enjoy. This would make me a better artist. I can also save my money and take a class over the summer that will certify me to be a massage therapist and I will get my classes in massage, anatomy and physiology, and even business. My family says that I need to do what I feel is right and since I do not know. . . I am coming to you, Wise Dweller of the Waters.
-KellieDr Wang responds: Dear Kellie,
Being a clairvoyant fish, I have the benefit of using my psychic abilities combined with a heightened sensitivity of vibrations in the waters of my tank. I often rely on these methods to dispense the wisdom so many readers seek each week. But once again, I consulted The Great Bubble Wall for guidance and clarity of thought. The pattern of bubbles was quite erratic and irregular, which indicates that you have still not made up your mind with regard to a preferred career.
Finding a job with a degree in English and Art in the next ten months will be tough as removing barnacles from the bottom of a sunken ship. I recommend that you take the class to become a certified massage therapist. You will be able to earn a decent income by working in a local day spa as a therapist. There you will meet a client by the name of either Hannah, Anna, or Brianna who runs a local newspaper. You will recognize her by her webbed toes while you are massaging her feet. She will mention her newspaper, and you should mention your degree. She will then invite you to interview for a position as a copywriter for the arts section of the paper, which you should pursue. There you will find a job using your English and Art degree.
In the meantime, keep swimming upstream.
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