Unfortunately, I was thinking along the same lines. Its really difficult, although I understand the importance of wanting to set myself up for a more stable position in the future.
Cheers to those who make their career in the medical field. Just had another mom cuss me out over the phone because *she* misunderstood the day her daughter was supposed to start therapy. Y'all work wonders, seriously.
Thanks for the advice, everyone. Although, I am interested in hearing about everyone else's careers!!
Well, I'm 30 and spent from 16 to 25 focused solely on playing in bands and trying to further my music career. I had a lot of great experiences, and released some great music, but at 25 I started to realize that it may just not happen for me. I am not really interested in a lot other than music career wise, but I finished my bachelors in psychology hoping that I would grow to love it as much as I do music and find something within the field to make a career out of. I was working on a masters degree in counseling, but realized that it wasn't really what I want to do. The last 5 years have seen me getting married, buying a house, growing with my company that I started working at when I was 25 which has enabled me to move across country (from Austin, TX to CT and back to Austin, TX) for job promotions. I am moving to Seattle next week for another promotion (and because my wife and I really want to live in Seattle) and I will be the first to admit that I do not love my job in the least. The worst of times I hate it, the best of times I can tolerate it. Hopefully this new position will be a bit better, but I do not expect to find love or passion within this "career" path. I hope to start playing music again in Seattle as I have some connections and people that want to jam up there, and hopefully that will bring me the happiness I lack in my career. I am still holding onto the idea that I will one day get to do what I love for a living, but until then, I've got a family to provide for and bills to pay.