This is OT, but I wanted to get some feedback from smart ladies, and this is the smartest group on CM :)
I'm contemplating my next career move. So far, I have been... nothing lol. I've worked as a dishwasher, a Wendy's "crew member", a line worker in a battery pack manufacturing plant, a housekeeper, a bank teller and a SAHM. Recently I've been doing some freelance writing and I'm loving it, and it got me thinking... "What if this were my career and I could write about whatever I wanted?"
What I want to do is write children's books (I've got a few ideas I think would be hits), write about topics that I am passionate about (journalism style)... maybe a novel. I'd also consider starting my own publication, if I could find something awesome to publicate (like... making up words because it's fun).
What I want to know from you guys is... is it a stupid idea to get an arts degree? I need to be hireable in case my crackbrained ideas don't take off in an entrepreneural fashion. I need to be able to use my degree for work, even if it isn't for myself, and I know writing jobs are few and far between.
Is it too big a gamble to take with my family's financial future?