Am I doing it right?

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  1. Evil_Ginger

    Evil_Ginger 『Lawful Neutral』『Cheese Master』『安德鲁』

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    Besides being a full time Goblin, I work part time as a balloon twister making anywhere from $10 to $30 or maybe $40 (on a good night) an hour three nights a week. I also go to college part time pursuing an I.T. certificate. All while reading and writing novels.

    Am I truly content? I don't have a dream. Is this normal?
     
  2. Koinye Best

    Koinye Best Well-Known Member

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    Yes , its normal.
     
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    Evanbond Well-Known Member

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    JUST DO IT! DON LET YOUR DREAMS BE DREAMS!!
     
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  4. Shance

    Shance 『Trying to evade the wall in the front』『Failing』

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    Normal, but do try to find passion somewhere, meanwhile live and be happy -.<
     
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  5. Saitama

    Saitama Hmph

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    Better than me kid
     
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    nero raregroove 『Handsome Baldie』『The Traitor』

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    You are wrong. You just not found what your dream yet. Maybe. Yeah maybe.
    Even i have a dream - get paid when sleeping but not come into reality until now lol
     
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  7. Aicila

    Aicila Huh?

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    You twist balloons for a part-time iving, ask yourself. /s
     
  8. Evil_Ginger

    Evil_Ginger 『Lawful Neutral』『Cheese Master』『安德鲁』

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    Hmm...can't tell if sarcastic, or actual words of confirmation.
     
  9. Evanbond

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    Listen and this is serious. Go get yourself a degree in business or enroll yourself in a med school. Don't listen to the people who says to follow your passion or dreams. If you were that kind of person from begin with then you wouldn't ask for this kind of advice. You first need to discipline yourself and then try to control your life. Then choose a path and stick to it. After some 2 or 3 years you will see the result.
     
  10. Ninth Mountain

    Ninth Mountain Bezgranichnyy

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    Sell hotdogs
     
  11. SublimeWay

    SublimeWay Well-Known Member

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    Do you make things like animals and hats out of balloons? Is it fairly easy to pick up?

    What kind of IT certificate? More on the network/operation side or development/programming?

    In high school I wanted to be a RPG writer/designer. In college I wanted be a game developer and/or go into the computer vision and graphics field.

    In the end I did neither, and now I've worked for many years at an asset management company (i.e. we invest money for large institutions).

    Recently I've felt increasingly disinterested in my work, and wonder if I should've followed my interests. It's probably now too late for me to switch careers since I no longer have the relavent background or up to date experience. Of course there's also the drop in salary to consider if I switch from something I'm good at to something I'm far less knowledgeable in.

    The doctor route can be pretty rough in terms of time, effort and cost. Residency can be brutal. Not really a plan B profession in most countries. This is one of those path that you want to be really really sure what you are signing up for before committing to it.
     
  12. Yukkuri Oniisan

    Yukkuri Oniisan 『Procrastinator Archwizard Translator and Writer』

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    A real doctor here...
    Med school is hell...
    If I asked to back into the med school and took a specialization, I will say: NOT IN A CHANCE!
     
  13. RizYun

    RizYun #Kaffee4Laifu

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    niisan, ye're general ones?
     
  14. RizYun

    RizYun #Kaffee4Laifu

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    big bro, find a goblina to marry. so ye'll have a small purpose to be alive~
     
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    Yukkuri Oniisan 『Procrastinator Archwizard Translator and Writer』

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    Yup... and a rather lazy one at that... I mean, I translating, writing, reading manga, watching anime while waiting for patients in the ER or practice... Of course the patient don;t know this... I acted as if I entering patients data into computer... :p
     
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    RizYun #Kaffee4Laifu

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    lol~
    ye're mah favo Doc then~
    at least ye diagnoses right dan all iz well--
     
  17. Evanbond

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    I have started my career as a EEE engineering. I went to college and studied for almost 3 years. I chose this subject because I was really passionate about it. But despite that I had to end it in 2013 September. The reason for this is because the EEE job sector in my country totally plummeted. Those who graduated earlier than me already started choosing different careers. Some held out persistently and graduated but ended up with less than US$500 salary per month. I had to leave because I didn't have anyone to lobby for me and if I wanted to do independent businesses at where I live is impossible(we don't even have PayPal in the country! ) Anyways my situation was different and I don't know about everyone here. Sometimes it's best to hold on to something. Sometimes retreating when the time is right may also be a better option. It depends on your mentalities. As for mentioning med school is because this is the one of those steady career that needs practice and experience. Also MONEY!!
     
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    I know EE is electrical engineering. What's EEE? Electrical and electronic?

    What country out of curiosity? Tech has been pretty hot here (in the U.S.) in the last couple of years so much so that I regret working in the financial sector.
     
  19. Evil_Ginger

    Evil_Ginger 『Lawful Neutral』『Cheese Master』『安德鲁』

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    Thanks for all the advice.

    Yeah, Sublime, I make animals and such.

    I had my first college all picked out and even got accepted. I moved out of state and the first semester was just shit. My fault. Got lazy since it was the first time I could do what I wanted.

    After the payment plan went screwy and I couldn't afford to pay for school, dorm, and food, I came back home to pursue my associate's and try from there.

    No one would hire me (being a goblin and all) but someone I knew, who was retiring, convinced me to join him in balloons. Now I have some gigs that can help me pay rent to my family (don't bother asking, i set it up).

    I desired an easy job where I could stay home. Being a help desk personell would allow me to do just that, after getting my own computer and equipment.

    That helped me decide on the I.T. program.

    I'm just confused about if being lazy is what I really want to be. I have no other desire to do anything.

    Just thought this would help clear things up some.

    It makes me happy people are willing to spare some time and listen. Thanks.
     
  20. Ldyrdy

    Ldyrdy Snowfallsdown

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    You seem normal to me..
    Dream isn't something that easily reached and to have one takes a lot of motivation and courage...

    For me.. You're doing fine...
     
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