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Outlaw88
Former UOTD: (08/16/2003) I'm a worthless useless hopeless ugly and stupid person.

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Alpharetta, GA

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Posted by Outlaw88 - March 28th, 2008


I've been doing quite a bit of heavy thinking in terms of what I should do with my future. I'm at a point in my life where I'm feeling left behind, not where I should be, and perhaps going down the wrong path.

I'm a current student at Georgia State University majoring in film. My true career goal is to work in the field of either radio or t.v. but this college doesn't have a media major so film is the closest thing, that and I've always loved movies. I knew going in, that my particular career choice was a highly competitive job market with not a whole lot of opportunity, so I have been trying very hard to think of what i could fall back on. With a film degree there really isn't a place for me to work, and I don't want to just give up and resign myself to working at my current job at Publix. So I began to really have some serious doubt well up in me this entire month as I had no clear answer to what I would do if I was unable to find employment in my chosen and desired path.

So I came up with something that did spark my interest. Teaching. I've always been good with this area and have had several people tell me that I would make a very good one. At the time I just wrote it off as I knew exactly what I had wanted to do then, just without a backup plan. I intend to find out some information from advisors on what I should do. I think I may end up trying to do a double major, but that will keep me in school much longer that I had wanted so that brings up another problem. The general feeling that i have of me overstaying my time in college would still be there if i go this route. But I need to know these things, and I need to know what i can do to make sure I can find a job that I can live off of, because as it stands right now, if i didn't have financial aid going I couldn't support myself.

I'm turning 25 this year. I'm well aware that NG is dominated by the younger crowd. I hope I'm not too old to be a part of this crowd and that some of you find relevence in my little rant. I just hope and pray that I can find my way. Thanks for listening.


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If I was you, I'd do that second major. I may not have the right information, but I say this based on the fact that school is probably the best period of your life AND it determines the rest. And there's probably no going back. I'm 17 and I have no idea, but it's what I would do =P

Thanks man. I actually went to an adviser about this, and the additional classes needed to make a jump into that degree is a bit out of my range. So instead i'm going to make my minor in journalism a second major.

Yeah, I felt the same way. Felt like I was using my old friends as a reference to where I should be. There seems to be this structure of where we should be in life at any given time fed to us by society...I didn't fit that mold and felt bad about who I was. If you check my page the quote under my name sums up how I'm reconditioning myself to feel. Internal validation of who I am and where I'm suppose to be is defined by me. It's a subtle thing/feeling that needs to be looked at in a new light...good luck.

Very good point. I know I shouldn't compare myself to others all the time. Self validation is a good thing. Thanks for listening. :)