Shoutout to anyone who remember when this song was hot.
This might get a bit emotional, so I'll do a TLDR. So, this past weekend I was sitting in my room watching Off Topic when it hit me. My master plan was foiled and I had yet to realize it. Somewhere between getting promoted, and now having more duties and responsibilities that I didn't want, I rememberd why I even took the promotion in the first place. I ask my self, "What am I doing? What have I been doing for the past 3-4 years?" And the answer to that! Nothing!
The only reason I applied for a new position was to:
1. get a pay raise
2. go full time
3. move out
Now that none of those things have happened and with my workload increasing, I start looking for new work. Then I remembered, "Oh yeah, I'm an extreme introvert with anxiety problems and most jobs require extensive communication." So I look for jobs I could do with that in mind. Then I remember, "Oh yeah, it's the same thing I'm doing now and the pay sucks." So then I realize I have no skills or qualifications to do anything other than my current job. I detest school, so that's out of the question, I looked at job specific training opprotunities but those also cost money and conflict with my working hours.
Que freakout panic attack. I'm old, still live with my parents, can't afford to move out, and have no other prospects outside my current field. Fast forward to today, I tell my dad I can't stay at my current employer, and that I don't want to spend 2 or four years back in a class room. He looks up from his computer and says "Well, there's always the military!"
My old man is retired Coast Guard, an he suggested I look into jobs within that branch of the military (or department homeland security). I spend about a few hours on the USCG website and decide later this week to go to their recruiting office.
If things go as intended, eventually I'll have to quit and sign my life away to the government. I'll miss everybody but only half hartedly as I keep to myself and don't know them that well, but they are great people.
Gonna be a while before I get back to video games and anime... also rooster teeth. Blah, I don't like it, but I need $$$ and some direction in my life as I've just been doing those three things since high school.
TLDR: Had a quarter-life crisis freak out, decided I needed a career change. Within 48 hours I decide to join the Coast Guard.