Well…its been a while since I posted anything on T-Nation because of work and school…which is the reason for this thread…I’ve been studying Criminal Justice for a little bit…and after some “soul searching”…I have decided to switch to Computer Aided Design…and MAYBE specializing in Architectural Design.
I realize that I’m not getting any younger and going to school,family life, and working really pushes getting a Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice further out. I feel I am risking not being able to do what I intended with a criminal justice degree…considering the cutoff ages for most departments and agencies.
Then I had an “religious” epiphany of sorts…realizing the skills and talents that I was blessed with and why I do not use them. I am very artistic…creative. I’ve always excelled at drawing/sketching anything from abstract to aircraft carriers…since I was maybe 6 yrs old…even earlier from what is told by my parents.
God(not to offend anyones religious/scientific beliefs) gave me these artistic…technical gifts for a reason…and maybe I have struggled being satisfied in my career choices because I am fighting against myself. As in…I am not using what are potentially my biggest attributes and not living up to my potential.
I know some of you will ask…well “why are you just now realizing this shit?” I even ask myself the same question. The power of influence is a motherfucker when you’re young. When you’re told by the majority in your life that your talents are cool and all for a hobby…but you can’t make a career out of it…at some point you will believe them.
Therefore,having a career in art/drawing that I could support a family with…and maybe have fun doing seemed very unrealistic to me until now…I will begin my CAD classes this fall…I have most of my general basics done…save a few math classes specifically for surveying,engineering. But I will be a full time student now…working part-time(thanks to the wife making bank in her career).
As mentioned,I have a liking for Architecture…but also for Automotive design…damn,there are so many areas that I could potentially specialize in…anyways enough bullshit about me…Does anyone here study…or already have a career in CAD-related professions??