I am going through a time in my life where I am very burnt out of what I’m doin. Let me give you the low down. Straight A student in high school, 3 year lettermen varsity football. Did track and baseball too. I was the typical smart athletic guy. Got a four year scholarship to ASU. I decided that I no longer wanted to play football anymore…I could have gone somewhere and played.
So, I am now in my second semester of junior year. I have been taken pre-med courses. I’ve taken a few kinesiology courses. My major is currently biology though. I am so burned out of school that its tough to make it to class and my grades are slipping. I no longer feel the motivation or drive to get good grades…partly because I feel that most of the classes I take are a bunch of bullshit and are extremely boring to me. I never remember half of the material that I cram for before tests anyway and even if I did, it wouldnt have any real application to most people’s lives.
I am seriously considering taking a year off of school, even though I will lose the last year of my scholarship. I have no clue what I want to do with my life and college isn’t helping me find this out. I thought I wanted to go down the medical route, but I’ve realized that I’ve never really wanted that all along…I guess it has just been expected for me to pick that route by my parents.
The passions in my life are lifting heavy iron, competing in athletics (recently got into boxing), teaching others about training/nutrition, partying, and last but not least playing poker (which I do to support myself here in college). I like to go hunting and go tube fishing. I like going on road trips with friends. I want to live an active life, not one where I am cramming for tests that I have no desire to take or living in a stuffy ass apartment in the middle of a concrete fucking city. I like the coast.
Some options for me that I am pondering are moving to San Diego at the beginning of this summer and living with my aunt and uncle. There I could get a job as a lifeguard by day and work as a server at a cool restaurant at night. Make a ton of cash, meet some new people. I’d be able to frequent the casinos and make some big bucks taking money from the fish too. I also want to get into training people for athletic performance, that would really appeal to me. I have even thought of joining the military and going for special ops.
Sorry for this long rant, I just wanted to hear what other people thought. I know this is a common thing for a lot of people. It would also be nice to hear of some people that don’t have extensive college careers but still make good money and have a job that that love.
Lookin foward to some responses,