Hi! I'm Leisa. I'm a 21-year-old English major trying to decide what to do with my life. My interests change daily. I either absolutely love something or absolutely loathe it... I very rarely feel indifferent about things. Book nerd. Nature lover. Moderately obsessed with Leonardo Dicaprio and Robert Sheehan. Avid learner of foreign languages. Enjoy.
I don’t want to look back in five years time and think, ‘We could have been magnificent, but I was afraid.’ In 5 years I want to tell of how fear tried to cheat me out of the best thing in life, and I didn’t let it.
And how hard is it to land even a minimum-wage job? This year, the Ivy League college admissions acceptance rate was 8.9%. Last year, when Walmart opened its first store in Washington, D.C., there were more than 23,000 applications for 600 jobs, which resulted in an acceptance rate of 2.6%, making the big box store about twice as selective as Harvard and five times as choosy as Cornell. Telling unemployed people to get off their couches (or out of the cars they live in or the shelters where they sleep) and get a job makes as much sense as telling them to go study at Harvard.