I am totally losing sleep over this...well here we go. It all started with me looking into sewing classes in Los Angeles. Then I found myself looking into a degree for a fashion marketer/merchandiser. I found a couple schools that peaked my interest...that's until I saw the tuition for one of those schools - almost $80K for a bachelors degree! I also saw that CSU offered a certificate in fashion merchandising for around $20K. I'm 26 years old and already have a Bachelors degree in Corporate Communications. I'm working in the Insurance industry and for the most part I enjoy what I do and know that long-term Insurance will prove to be very lucrative. I've never really been passionate about anything in life and I feel that I am passionate about pursuing a career in fashion (a little late, I Know). But this thought totally and utterly scares me. It's such a new dimension to the life I've envisioned for myself. It would turn everything upside down and inside out. For one thing, it would be a major career commitment. I can't imagine investing that much money into a degree unless you were totally serious about it. So there in lies my dilemma. Do I really need to get a bachelors degree or will a certificate suffice? Are that any fellow PFer's who can help shed some light on this particular career field? At this point, I guess I'm just trying to figure our what my options are and what direction I need to go. Ok, hopefully since I got that off my chest I can get some shut eye...night ladies and hope to hear from you all when I wake up!