Saw a familiar-looking problem in The Guardian's 'Dear Jeremy' column (agony uncle specializing in careers advice). Sounds familiar?... I think it belongs right here, on the 'I-Hate-My-PhD' blog.
Dare I follow my dream of being an artist or film-maker?
(Jeremy replied: )
(Then underneath, some readers replied with this:)
• Take Plan B. I left university to follow my dream of working in theatre. More than a decade later I am barely scraping a decent wage. My joy in the work has long been subsumed by the monotony of trying to get paid, while my peers elegantly move on with their comfortable lives.RookieLee
• Surely there are art or film clubs at the university where you currently study. Plan A seems very nebulous; find a Plan B that is liveable with, if less than perfect, and live your life. SpursSupporter
Certainly makes for an interesting read... (I love the 'Jeremy says: Go for Plan A!' - and then 'Readers say: No, don't do it. Do Plan B'... :)
See also (with all readers' comments in full) :