Right now I feel like I've wasted my whole life. I had no idea what I wanted to become in high school, which apparently is "the only chance you get to decide". It's such a cliché but I wish I could do it over again, just with my current brain, because at this point, I feel more motivated to learn than when I was in high school and it's really frustrating. What I did was I focused on what was fun at that point. I was horribly bad at math, biology and all the "important" things. And even though I tried to do good, I didn't try hard enough. The only class I got top grades in was English, because I really liked it. But what use is that, right? That's what I think now. I just regret my lack of motivation and my lack of having a dream of what I wanted in life.
I've been into drawing since I was little, though. And I drew a whole lot in high school. Heck, at that point I did so much comics, and they were all so much better than now because I had the right inspiration, because my mind wasn't "mature" enough. I guess when you mature you become more boring..for my part, at least. I'm not saying I am boring, I just feel that my comics were funnier when I was younger, and people could relate more to them. I still love to do comics now, but I miss my old inspirations, even though I know I have to grow up and get on with my life. I kept thinking I wanted to become a comic artist. That was the only thing I could think of when people asked me what I want to become, but of course now I've figured that living of comics is crazy hard, nearly impossible, unless you're REALLY good..leveled with like..Will Eisner or people like that.
When I got out of high school I guess I wanted to pursue my creativity, so I started a private school with Graphic Design. I took a bunch of student loans for one year, and basically I feel that was SUCH a waste of money. It was fun and everything, our teacher was great, but I just had that nagging feeling that this was something I couldn't do, because mostly I based the tasks we got on my style, which is very limited. Plus, I learned almost nothing that I couldn't have learned by myself without spending thousands of moneys, speaking of photoshop, illustrator and such. In the end I got scared that if I became a graphic designer my creativity would get tapped out, or that I'd be too monotone with my work. And I'm the kind of person that gets easily scared if there is the slightest thing that would be unstable. Because what I want, is a stable job..that I can actually DO. I have a lot of art blocks and I'm worried that would affect my work in that case.
So, then I quit graphic design after one year, with the title "design consultant". I guess that sounds better than it is.
After that I had no idea what to do, and since I felt I needed to do SOMETHING, I started university, studying media science. To me, in later years, this seems like the kind of education people take because they have crappy grades and because it's the easiest way. Or maybe that's just me, I don't know. But you don't know till you've tried, right? That's what I was thinking at least. And it turned out I really hated it. It's so incredibly dull. But when I had started on a bachelor's degree, why should I quit? Especially since I have that relentless thing for not knowing what I want to be.
So now I kinda just feel that I've wasted three years doing something I find really boring. And I feel like a failure for it. Lately I've started thinking that I want to be able to work with animals. Or, well, I've loved animals all my life, but only on rare occasions did I think of becoming, like, a vet or something, mostly because a life (or several lives) would depend on me. It would be just like becoming a doctor. And I don't know how I would feel if someone put their life in my hands. I do realize, though, that I really want to work with animals, and I have no idea how to achieve that. So here I am, just clueless again. I can't start another education now, because I only have four years of support left from out educational loan fund and my grades aren't nearly good enough to be able to get accepted to a vet school, or at least..vet tech school. If not a vet, I think I could be a vet tech. But it's too late for that now. I'm just stuck in this dilemma that I have to find a job related to an education I find boring, so I kinda have a feeling that the job would also be boring..but I don't know of course. I've heard I could get like, a job writing articles or..something. To be honest I have not the faintest idea what I can do with a media science bachelor. I just don't know if that's what I want to do.
I just felt like writing this down somewhere..and I assume that not too many people read my blog ( despite my many followers...lol). I don't blame you though. I rarely have anything interesting to say, because I never know what to write. But I guess on some occasions it's nice to have a place to just relieve yourself of whatever you're feeling no matter if people read it or not..so...
It DOES make me feel uncomfortable, because I don't want to be seen as a failure. But then again, I should stop caring so much about what people think and just do my thing.