“We’ve all been dealt a set of cards. Sometimes we don’t know the next move. We can’t see the future, but we have to continue to play the game.”
Alice in Promiseland
Many people go to college for better career opportunities. A college degree is seen as a one-way ticket to financial stability. Unfortunately, for many young graduates today that ticket to financial stability is not as simple as it sounds.
Meg Valentino is a 24-year-old with a bachelor’s degree in Human Services from Mount Saint Mary’s University, yet she can’t afford basic living necessities in Frederick County. She works full-time as a mental health worker. “I love my job and couldn’t imagine doing anything else due to the amount of joy it brings me to help other people," she says.
Life is unpredictable.
One moment we can be on top of the world and the next, be face down on the pavement. Life's dilemmas spare no one but getting back up after we fall is what makes our lives truly worth living.