I recently have felt very lost. I'm a computer repair tech, but I've hated the tech jobs I've had--not because of the technical component, but other aspects. I even semi-successfully ran my own business for a while, but hated it too! I was not good at it, I have trouble saying no to unreasonable requests.
My wife and I recently paid off our condo, it's a magnificent thing, our cost of living is literally under $500/mo and that leaves a little bit for pleasure. All in all, our situation is great!
The down side is we don't have much money left over, when we paid off the condo we pretty much drained our accounts dry--fine with me, I've got a deed in a homestead state now. I've been making bits of money here and there, mostly buying dead computers and reselling them after repair, but nothing substantial. My wife works part time at min. wage and we actually make a small profit every month, but nothing much. Not enough that I can wait indefinitely to decide what to do, but we are well enough that I can wait if there's a reason (finding the right job).
I need to get up and decide what I want to do with myself, but I've been stalling. I don't want another job I hate, and there's a silly bit of me that is convinced I'll hate everything! I recently earned my associates degree and have a few low level IT certifications. I love technology and I love fixing things.
This does not really constitute much of a question, I'm just looking for insight, but I suspect that if you request more information it will help me figure out what questions to ask myself. I've never had the luxury of time before, it's now that I want to get the job I always wanted. I'm 22, and unlike the rest of my life (15 up) things are no longer desperate, and frankly, I don't really know how one handles a situation that is not do-or-die.
Your thoughts to this unorthodox question are greatly appreciated. Even your inquiries have value, perhaps you will ask a question I have not yet asked myself!
Seems like good trouble to have over all! (Finally having "too much time" to think and plan)
If you love technology and fixing things, I say try to see how to build a more profitable business off of that!
By the way - age 22 with a condo to your name and little/no debt is a great place to be over all!