The Future

Hey guys, Long time no write! lol love that. Anyway lets get straight into it shall we?

So I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately, mainly about what I’m going to do in the future. It’s pretty bloody scary to think about. 

Here’s a bit of an update as to where I am at the moment in life. 

So I’m 22, 23 in 5 days actually and I currently work away from home on a 2 and 1 roster in underground mining. So I’m away for two weeks and home for one week. I started this job in January of last year and have been doing it ever since. I do enjoy the lifestyle.. For now anyway. In a year my girlfriend and I saved up and bought ourselves a nice house, which is a massive step in setting ourselves up for the future so we are super proud of ourselves. I’m also studying a bachelors in psychology and criminology – Well up until yesterday I was anyway, But I’ll get into that in a sec. So right now life is pretty good. 

BUT

What about the future? 

Do I really want to work away for my entire career?

Is the money really worth it? 

What about when I have kids? 

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All of this has made me do a lot of thinking over the past few months and yesterday I had a bit of an epiphany. I don’t think the point of life is to make money, well i dont see that being my point in life anyway. So I said “Fuck it”. I’ve always loved the idea of primary school teaching and kids are the coolest, the only real reason I never pursued this is because I didn’t think there was enough money in it, but I’ve finally realised I dont want my whole world to revolve around money and whether I have enough or not. 

So I did a bit of research and I decided to change my degree and study a bachelors in primary school education while working away and when I want to leve my FIFO job to study fulltime I’m just gonna say “Fuck it” and work it all out as it comes to me. Why shouldn’t I pursue something i really want to do? Fuck the money, I want to be able to come home to my family every night and watch my kids grow up. Working away isn’t that bad but it definitely isnt a long-term career for someone like me, I don’t care how much money I’ll lose, nothing matters more than being with family. 

So there you have it, this post is more of a I’m proud of myself post. But if there’s  one thing I want you to take out of it is this – If theres something out there that you really want and you’re not doing it for certain reasons like money for example, I want you to say fuck it and really think about pursuing your dream. Deal with life as it comes and in the future you’ll be so grateful that you did. Theres nothing worse than being miserable in life. It’s never to late to do something you love! 

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– Callum

 

Feature image credit: http://www.uniquelyandbrilliantlyadorned.com/2014/08/what-does-your-future-hold-in-2015.html

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