Originally Posted by IbanezPrestigeBoy
I'm at a weird time in my life. I'm a nineteen year old college student, and I work full time. I don't know what i want out of life, and nothing seems to captivate me. I wake up every day feeling useless, like I'm just going through the motions of life, leading no where.
My only real friend (many aquaintences, not to many people I trust or care about enough to consider a friend) is my girl friend of 3 years, and things have been weird lately, and It seems like I can't seem to fix them. And it makes me miserable, because I feel like I come home to an empty apartment at night, and like I'm all alone.
Like I said, I'm a college student, and I don't know what to do. i keep reading about people graduating from college only to find out that they can't find a job, have to take a job that they're way over qualified for, or work in a field completely different from what they went to school for. So I don't know if I want to stay in school any more. I can't stand reading all this liberal bs they feed me in school, any more, and all the other stuff just makes me question the purpose of college.
So I was thinking back to my high school days, when those G.I's would come in to school and talk about how great the army was, and how it gave them a sense of direction. Or how they were going through a time in their life (kind of like what I'm going through now) and the military made them feel invigorated. It gave them a sense of purpose. I feel like that's what i need.
I did well in high school, not spectacular. I'm an 85 average student, and I did 1120 on the SAT's.In college, I'm guessing I'm like a 3.0 or 3.2 student, though I'm still waiting on my transcript.
I was thinking about persuing entertainment law, but didn't know if it was right for me. And that's my whole problem. I don't know what I want to dedicate my life to.
I don't know what to do, and could go for some advice right now.
Thanks for reading my depressing rant,
Totally been there. Don't worry. People that have many interests often have this problem and there is no one "correct" path.
I graduated from highschool a year early and wanted to take a year off to "find myself" but my parents would not pay for college unless I went right in. When I got there, I changed majors 2x before doing Biology...Not because I had a plan but because it came easy for me and I knew I could get a job out of college that would allow me to do other passions....Like guitar and racing (which I did for during the whole time I was in college and for years after I graduated). For the next 4-5 years I basically earned enough money to pay for guitar strings and to get me to the next race working as a research tech at the University where I went to school. While racing, I got to travel all over the country, meet a bunch of people that are now famous (some are now rich!!) and do things few have had the opportunity to do.
After a while I grew tired of that and developed interests the fields I was doing research in which is what I ultimately went back to school for....I am getting close to finally graduation and am about 6-7 years older than all my counterparts but, and here is the clincher, many of them seem to be unsure that they are on the right path while I am very sure. I would never have been able to take the time to do the things I did once I am out of school.
THe best advice I could really give is that you should look for something that you would do for free but gives you a good living. Unfortunatly for most of us that usually means something else besides music
) but you can find other things that pay well that you will have a passion for. Just have to be open to it. You should absolutely stay in school....If undecided, take a course out of every dept in the school and choose a major that is flexible. Usually Science, mathmatics, Pyschology will allow you to apply to most any graduate or professional school. Buisness and accounting (though boring to many ...including me) is also a very flexible degree that can pay pretty well with no further degree after school.