Having to end up in a 9 to 5 job, going to the same office, working hard for six days and then taking the Sunday off, though this might be something people aim for and want to do for their entire life. I was never a fan of this idea.
I always wanted to try different things without having to deal with any permanent commitments. I get interested in totally unrelated and obscure stuff real quick like one day I'll be reading about flag design, in next few minutes would discover the world of conlangs, soon found out about shorthand writing and already have added learning teeline shorthand as new bucket list item.
I don't necessarily hate my current major: Mechanical Engineering. Infact I do love Science and am happy to go as far to say Science Saved My Soul. Currently Its the only thing I'm somewhat decent at, It makes complete sense seeking a career in this field, and its fairly decent to achieve. But I don't want to do this for the rest of my life.
I'd want to teach, I'd want to write, I'd want to sketch, I'd want make animations, I'd want to make FOSS. I'd want to be able to do all these without having becoming a teacher or writer or artist or animator or developer.
I always wondered if there was a way to try my luck doing these obscure projects while also earning just enough to not starve myself. Whenever thought about the possibility of actually doing this came I'd just forcefully shut down my brain assuming it was all just wishful thinking. end to the conclusion that probably everyone hates their job and still have to do it anyway, and soon enough I'll be one of them. maybe that's how life works with compromises. it izz what it izz.
But From last year or so, Each day, I'm discovering new stuff that's making me more hopeful of my wishful thinking actually coming true. Be it people finding new ways to monitizie the information they share, or the idea of remote work and nomad life getting popular, or the new idea of building in public or the new rise of content curators, or whatever else be it, its giving me hope.
"HOPE IS A GOOD THING,
MAYBE THE BEST OF THINGS,
AND NO GOOD THING EVER DIES."
~Andy, The Shawshank Redemption