#1
UG, talk me out of this.

Due to financial issues, the guy my roommates and I are renting from is moving in and needs us out. We'll probably be out in a week or so. I have a few options as to where I'll go. I may move back in with my parents, I may be able to find a friend that is willing to let me rent a room, or I may find another place with the same roommates.

I've been here for the past two years now with three other roommates. It's very low rent. I'm 24 come May 8th. I work at a restaurant and don't really have anything to show for myself. Is that how it will be in 10 years? I've looked into better paying jobs and every time I go on the site and see, "Lifelong career!," "Plan the rest of your future!," it just makes my heart sink.

I know this is the usual naive outlook you normally see in a teenager, like one who doesn't understand that they need to support themselves, or doesn't want to pay bills, etc. I could find another living situation just fine right now. I could make it work; I'm not worried about that. But then the question comes up again: is that how it will be in 10 years? Will the things I really want to do just stay on the side?

This event is sort of forcing the issue. What do I really want my life to be like? I've been thinking that instead of just trying my best to keep things the way they've been, maybe I should move away to California or Portland. Take trains there and work out whatever kind of living arrangements I can. It would be hard and scary, but for some reason I just keep coming back to it. I just keep feeling like that's what I need to do, even though it's not totally rational.

I know this is a huge post, sorry. TL;DR - My roommates and I are being kicked out of house. I don't know where I want to go now. I could find something else here and keep the life I have, or I could take a chance and move far away. Do I want to live a normal life, with my music on the side, or do I want to risk the very little I have and make music my life - literally?
We're only strays.
Last edited by Martyr's Prayer at Apr 16, 2011,
#2
Go to school for a 2-year program or something and get a career. Twenty-four year old vagabonds generally don't have bright futures.


Alternatively, porn.
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#3
It sounds like you really want to take the riskier option and just want someone to validate it. So go ahead move to a new town, follow your dream If you don't you'll spend your life wondering what if, you've got nothing to lose.... so go for it move where you think it could put you in a better place.
#5
8. May ftw! I turn 18 next month, on the 8.


On a further note, I have nothing to contribute to this thread.
#8
come live with me bro, we get free pizzas,


No but seriously if ur trying to plan the rest of ur life and are on this website you should probly form a band and stay with ur friends or something, go upload ur tunes on grooveshark, i'll follow u after the first song promise
#9
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Hah, just now remembered what it was when you mentioned that. I don't have a bad life right now, there's a lot of really good things about it. It's just that right now the stuff that I want my future to be about - my art - is on the sidelines, and I feel like it will stay there unless I change. A LOT.
We're only strays.
#10
Hmm, I would go back to school too. After that, you will be able to get a better paying job and secure a future for yourself. It might not be a bad idea to move far away either, you could go to portland and find a average paying, secure job. If you moved to California, you will get into a band almost instantly and may be getting minimum wage for playing with one but if you also had a job at maccas or another low paying job, you'd be earning quite a bit. Hope I helped.
#11
Quote by Naruto00121
Hmm, I would go back to school too. After that, you will be able to get a better paying job and secure a future for yourself. It might not be a bad idea to move far away either, you could go to portland and find a average paying, secure job. If you moved to California, you will get into a band almost instantly and may be getting minimum wage for playing with one but if you also had a job at maccas or another low paying job, you'd be earning quite a bit. Hope I helped.


How would I be getting minimum wage for playing with a band in California? What sort of band? Are you from California?
We're only strays.
#12
Even the tl;dr was tl;dr.
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#13
Quote by championguitar
If you have no direction in life join the military


Don't do this, I guarantee you you'll hate it. The military is a good option for some people, who simply don't know what they want, or even for "problem" teens. But TS here seems to at least know what he doesn't want, and what he does want sure as hell isn't the military.
Last edited by FrauVfromPoB at Apr 16, 2011,
#14
Quote by FrauVfromPoB
Don't do this, I guarantee you you'll hate it. The military is a good option for some people, who simply don't know what they want, or even for "problem" teens. But TS here seems to at least know what he doesn't want, and what he does want sure as hell isn't the military.


I feel the same way about college, too. I used to think that going to college or joining the military were both quick fixes to life; like you could just start either of those routes and everything is taken care of. But it still all comes down to applying yourself, doing the footwork and getting things done.

And I know what I want, it's more like I'm just trying to figure out how to balance it with my basic needs. I want to support myself, but I don't want to throw away my life by playing it safe. I'm one life out of countless lives that have already been lived and are currently being lived. It's limited. Why just go through the motions? I have control over this life, why not try some new things?
We're only strays.