Single Status Update
I've just started university a few months ago as a computer science major (even though I'm not taking a programming class until next semester). Finally got tired of waiting so I'm starting to learn Java tonight on codecadamy. So far, it's a very well laid out site that guides you through the whole process pretty well. It's not too bad right now, I'm expecting it will get more difficult.
I really want to see if this is what I want to do for (most of) the rest of my life because I'm feeling a little lost as to what I want to do with my life since I started college. Hopefully I find my passion in this, otherwise I don't know what I'd do. It would probably be something gaming-related, but I don't know what it would be or what I would do to make ends meet. I'm not even really concerned about the money so long as I could make ends meet and not have to stress about paying the bills every month.
As long as I'm able to do something I love and make ends meet for myself, I don't care how much I'm able to make or if people respect my job. As long as I can respect myself and do what I love, I'll be happy.
Don't give up.
I advise every college aged kid to stick with school, because trust me you will thank yourself later in life.
As a guy in his 30s I've switched college degrees at least four times, had severe depression at one point and was considering even dropping out altogether when I was in my early - mid 20s.
Working a shitty job with a lot of overtime for a few years made me realize just what it means to be working without a proper education.