An innocent "how are you guys doing" really turned into an outpouring of our souls here didn't it.
Best of luck with all those changes and jazz, Krev.
Grats on being a doctor, Dave.
Good luck with schooI, Lune. And Like Yosh said, do something for you, not just in the name of stability.
So, I worked at a Building Supplies outlet for three years and was promised a management position if I stayed, but ended up leaving to pursue a Bachelor in Theology. That really sent me reeling for the first year or so. Ended up having to do online courses because I couldn't afford to go out of province to actually attend the campus, so I'm stuck here living with my parents. I appreciate them a whole lot because they ask nothing from me, but I still don't like the feeling of being a dependant at 23. Got a 4.0 in my first semester, then failed a course and barely scraped out a C in the other courses, which was a morale blow. On the upside, grades were posted just this morning actually, and I managed to get my credit in the course I previously failed, so that's nice.
Working summers at the aforementioned Building Supplies store, but it gets harder to go back every year, because I'm doing internship style courses while I'm in school where I actually get to do what I want to do full-time. Can't complain too much though, I am getting 40+ hours/week at above minimum wage. I've only needed student loans for my winter semesters, I can save enough working to pay for my fall semesters.
I always dreamt that once I became an "adult" that relationships would get easier, but that has proven to be very wrong. There's this girl who I can honestly say is the best friend I've ever had, and it seems pretty obvious we're into each other. But, there are so many things that clash, and not just silly trivial things. Stuff like money priorities, places we wanna live, etc. It makes it near impossible to picture a relationship lasting, and I can't lose the friendship, so I'm deadlocked. She's also considering University this fall, but doesn't know if she wants to do online or go out-of-province. I don't want the introduction of a relationship to change what she decides, she needs to do what's best for her.
I've also got an impending diagnosis for depression (at least I'm told that's what it is) which is a totally scary idea, but not entirely surprising given my history.
This all seems really whiny and negative, but that's just me being naturally pessimistic. Things have actually been going really well lately, I'm finally in school doing what I want, the new guy I'm doing my internship stuff with this year has turned into one of my best friends and has really been supportive, and my sister had a daughter. I can honestly say that nothing has made me happier in the last few years than holding that baby.
All in all, things are good Damon, thanks for asking.