Originally Posted by CroMagna
"I agree with everything you said. I'm now going to jump out of my office window as I have no future."
I can actually do that?? You mean by going on Monster or HotJobs and calling those people, having them think I'm an employer, and asking them about their job search?
I may not do programming, I'm still leaning towards it, but in the meantime I want to know what I should do to make money.
No need to pretend anything to anyone. You would only be asking those who are in the field you are seeking information about...to let you know what they, themselves, have experienced. Just that, really. Your own ideas to acquire actual knowledge of a field you're interested in would work just as well....don't you think?
As to what you you should do to make money....consider a paradoxical perspective. Seek something you would want to do so much that it wouldn't even matter if you were paid for it.....and do it.
Getting paid for what you love to do....is the greatest gift you can possibly give to yourself.
The alternative is to do anything to make money...which may give you what you need expediently, but will always take its toll upon your spirit eventually.
No need to pretend.
To invoke the scenario that you REALLY desire to be as real as the one you want to change, please consider this:
It is not what you are turning FROM that is important, as unpleasant as it is.
It is what you are turning TO that will determine the new result.
It is YOUR script.
If you realize that "script" is a metaphor for self-image, then the phrases "turning from" and "turning to" makes more sense, doesn't it?
You are no more required to repeatedly endure the treatment you have described than you are obligated to read the same sentence in any book over and over and over again.
Why then, would you want to "read" yourself repeating the same script (self-image) in those scenarios when YOU have the "author"-ity to change it?
YOU are the "AUTHOR" of your OWN life script....
It is YOUR LIFE....and YOUR SCRIPT.
BE THE "BEST-SELLER" OF YOUR OWN LIFE......to you!
BTW: It just occurred to me that you should consider asking for advice from someone you trust at the excellent university you mentioned in your OP....
Believe it or not....the situation you are seeking....is seeking you.
Hope this helps....