Tell It Like A Lesbian: Going After What & Who You Love

Dear Lesbian,

How can I get paid for doing what I love? I have a passion for art, but there don’t seem to be any jobs out there for what I want to do. Am I going to be stuck working a job I hate? -Makala

Dear Makala,

The truth is that there are many people who don’t get paid for doing what they love, but that doesn’t mean they stop doing it. If you can’t find a paying job in whatever art field you prefer, you should aim for work in whatever other area in which you’re skilled. Art can be the escape you need on bad days. After all, they say that if you want to hate something you should do it for a living. This way, you can still step away from your art when you need to focus on other things.

Dear Lesbian,

A friend of mine lives about six hours away from me, and even though we don’t talk to each other very often, I have kind of a crush on her and I know that she’s single. We have a lot in common, but I’m afraid starting a relationship (or even asking her out) wouldn’t work long distance, especially if it starts as long distance. Do you have any advice on whether I should even try to ask her out? I really don’t know if it would be a good idea or end in disaster. -Annie

Dear Annie,

Plenty of successful relationships have started as long distance partnerships. While they present unique challenges, they’re certainly not impossible. The question you should ask yourself is, “Do I think I could handle such a relationship from the start, and what would that look like?” If you really do care for this woman, then you can’t let fear get in the way of potential happiness. You never know unless you try, as cliché as it sounds.

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Originally published at TravelPRIDE.