It is not precisely what I was looking for when I graduated from college, but it is not too bad. When you compare the check stub I get now with the one I got making pizzas at Gino’s while I was in college, that is a real difference. I have been trying to resist the urge to go out and blow a bunch of money on the stuff that I want, but do not really need. In fact for now I am going to be trying really hard to get things in order. I have a big pile of college debt obviously, more than I can get rid of at any near time. It is a big thing and I have to get hold of it. Obviously anything that you can get rid of immediately is going to reduce the interest that you end up paying over the life of the loan. I am not so bad off as a lot of the people I went to school with however, a lot of them are going to die still owing money on their education.
Of course I got something pretty nice for my girlfriend, without it being too huge of a bite out of the check. She and I have been talking about moving in to a place together, but that is going to be a little while. She has a year or so left before she is going to get out of college, because she is going to be a lawyer if she manages to get through law school and pass the bar exam. So in the short term I am going to be the only one with an income. Obviously if you become a lawyer, then it is a much better job than any that I am going to get.