JUSTINE, the lucid one

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Glimpse of a conversation caught on the bus:

“I don’t know what to do. I’ve always loved drawing and artistic creation. It’s my thing you see. I wish I had the guts to go for it. But… how could I expect to make a living out of it?

I think I’ll settle for Human Resources. It sounds interesting, not too hard, and the job seems to pay well. Sure, I won’t be creating anything there, but at least, I’ll have some stability. You have to understand though: money’s not my priority. I just want to be able to sustain for my needs – and my family’s when the time comes. Of course it’s money related. But, if it was really what I was after, I would have gone for finance.

I’ll figure out later how I can still fit in some time for drawing in my schedule.

Don’t look at me like that! I know it’s sad, but I’m not willing to pursue my passion if it rimes with uncertainty. And hey, a woman gotta make a living after all…”

Justine, 22


note: at the time, Justine was a student starting her 3rd year in college

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