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May the Force be with You

Posted on 2007.12.23 at 12:14


Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-12-23 23:21 (UTC) (Link)
I've considered doing this very thing for years. My problem with doing so, however, is that I have various financial obligations at the moment and no money to relocate with. Furthermore, if I were to go to the so-called "hot spots" I'd have an ice cube's chance in hell of getting in as I know no one in the industry and do not have the money to finance myself on any level.

My recent train of thought has been that IT is the only thing that I have known. Although I am good at what I do, I am by no means the best or most educated in the industry. Furthermore, it took me a long time to realize that like being a magician, I don't really care to program day in and day out. I'd rather just know how the tricks work and use that knowledge to my advantage. I'm leaning more towards system administration at the moment.

So the current train of thought is to move from a low paying job where I have very limited opportunities for expansion to something more productive for both me and my employer. I know that I don't have all of the skills needed to be a Unix admin, but I know enough to teach myself. If there is someone out there who is willing to pay me more then I am worth on paper while putting me under the tutelage of professionals, I can, via the hands on experience, rapidly fill in my gaps of knowledge and will give 500% to be the best Unix admin I can be. In this manner, I can pay off my debts, build a small savings and thus purchase and finance my own projects until I have both the skill and recognition to move into the studio system. And if I never become a filmmaker, so what? I'll never loose my passion for film or how it's made. Furthermore, if being an admin means having all my bills paid as well as four walls and wheels in impeccable condition, I could be content doing that as well. The numbers suggest that I have several years of work to put in before my investment would return as a filmmaker, but that I have what it takes right now to become an admin.

I really should look into joining the service where I would have no choice in the matter, but there are several things I just can't personally let go in order to do so.
ehowton at 2007-12-23 23:26 (UTC) (Link)
Run to her.
photogoot at 2007-12-24 00:31 (UTC) (Link)
That is a very underwhelming story. Taking risks only gets harder as you get older. You sound like a guy in his 40's!
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-12-24 00:33 (UTC) (Link)
I feel like one.
ehowton at 2007-12-24 00:45 (UTC) (Link)
Without taking risks while one is young, one runs the risk of delivering pizza for a living when one is 40.

I don't give a shit how old you feel, do something before you actually turn 40.

Furthermore, how you can feel like you're 40 when 40 feels like success after taking risks while younger?
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-12-24 00:47 (UTC) (Link)
because I have the obligations and responibility of someone in their 40's.
ehowton at 2007-12-24 00:49 (UTC) (Link)
No, you don't. And that's the point.
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