Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Don't eat this blog!

Aside note: I have not been neglecting the blog. I have now had 3 blogs on 3 seperate occassions eaten by blogger. As soon as I get some spare change, I am going to look into getting my own domain. Even if no one reads it.

What's more important to you, a career where you are doing what you love, or a career where you are going to make decent money? I know that money isn't everything and you have to love what you do to force yourself to go to work everyday and put in your 8+ hours for the next 30 years, but at what cost? I am suffering from this huge dilemma.

I am a scientist. Specifically, I love learning/knowing about how the body works, about disease processes, and all of that like. I expecially like the subjects of microbiology and immunology. However, even if I plan on getting my doctorate in one of these fields, I will not make very much money. The problem there in lies with me being lazy and somewhat greedy.

I haven't done school the right way. I started and stopped and messed up so much that I now have been in school for 7 years and I've only got an associates degree, and basically less than half of the requirements I need for a b.s. in microbiology. It will take me at least another 3 years to get my degree because of the university's policy for staff who are students. I just can not justify going anywhere past that for the same amount of money that I make right now. I just can't. However, this leaves me lost, what am I supposed to do with my life? Should I obtain a degree in something that I'm less crazy about just to make more money? Or should I suffer through all of this school, all the while being on a strict budget, just to be on a strict budget with a big framed piece of paper on the wall? I just don't know.

1 comment:

a former unhappy dance company employee said...

well.. my opinion is... do what makes you happy....

Money is nice.. but it's not everything... what good is it if you hate going to work everyday.. I've done that.. remember...

and.. no matter how much money you have... you will always want more. and it will never be enough.. because the more money you make, you change the way you live... to a point... so that requires more money...

I don't think this includes having millions.. I think would have enough.... but then I wouldn't know that, as I'm not a millionaire....