My sister

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Tue, 08-30-2011 - 4:00pm

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Tue, 08-30-2011 - 5:48pm
Good for you for keeping your cool with her. Her line of work is NOT better then yours just because it brings in more money. Me and Rob both love architecture and how buildings are designed and I think it's awesome. Go with what YOU want to do, and to heck with everyone else!

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Wed, 08-31-2011 - 9:14am
Ugh! That sounds really frustrating, Mari! I hate when people are downers about everything. Some people just don't understand loving things that they don't get/understand, you know? As long as you're happy with what you're doing, just ignore her, as hard as that is since she's your sister.




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Registered: 08-24-2005
Wed, 08-31-2011 - 10:56am

Oh, no Amy, she's not THAT bad... LOL! It's not about the money either of us makes.

I don't think she meant that I was wasting myself as an architect, or that she was better because she made more money... She meant that since I am an architect, I should be doing Architecture and not (wasting mysielf) teaching.... even as a side job.

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Wed, 08-31-2011 - 11:51am

Hugs Mari!

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Thu, 09-01-2011 - 12:06am

(((HUGS))) Mari! Sorry your sister is being such a pain, but good for you for sticking to your guns!

As someone who recently left the high-paying field of IT to become a teacher (I'm now making less than HALF my old IT salary working at a Catholic school), I can totally relate to your situation. Even my own DH was skeptical at first when I was in my Masters program but now that he sees how happy I am doing something I truly love, he is 100% supportive. I hope your sister will come around to that point someday soon. :-)