Brian: A dutch friend of mine (not Breemer
) is consistantly asking if I have ever considered joining the Navy. I have. However, I've reached an impass with my family. They (parents) said that if I join the armed forces, they will disown me. And my parents were serious. Even if I don't see combat. (I know you are joking about piano playing in a submarine; imagine the enemy sub listening in and reports hearing Rachmaninov's C#min prelude coming from the starboard side. How diabolical would that be?
Pete: I was majoring in Secondary Education (and English) but decided to quit because I had no enjoyment out of it. That was a year and a half ago. Upon leaving Marquette U., I told my advisors that I never completely dismissed the idea of teaching, however, at current times I was too immature, too inexperienced in content and in life. Teaching is a noble profession, and I think I should learn more before I try my bid at it.
In the area, there are no openings. Franklin Public School System had one position open for a full-time High School English teacher and 460-some applicants applied. Currently there are no sub openings in the greater area because school is already in session.
Me? Family? Married? Kids of my own? HAHAHA! Is it April 1st already? I have put that not on the proverbial backburner, I've completely taken it off the stove. Pursuing a woman and starting a family is not a priority in my life. If I go about living my life as a single man, then so be it.
I couldn't imagine being in this situation with a family of my own. In a way I am very fortunate that I do not because then my life would not be a "me show", rather it would be a "for them show". Without a family to care for and feed, I can pretty much do as I please.
The question is is that I need to find something and start there even if it is at the bottom. I am young, family-less, and debt-free (but hardly any money in the bank
Thank you both for your wisdom.