posted on Mar, 29 2016 @ 07:06 PM
I'm going to attempt to keep this short, I'm a 25 year old male living in NSW Australia. I have spent the majority of my life on the outskirts of
the general population, accepted attitudes to most things, I don't care about iPhones and social media, I don't care what's trending or think that
the news has anything interesting to say. I've spent the majority of my life in study, music, teaching, business and now electrotechnology, which
I'm really enjoying, non of the former really challenged my brain and were mostly to sate creative passions.
At my age, it's unlikely i'll secure a mature age apprenticeship, it seems most employers don't want to pay for it. My current course is a
pre-apprenticeship course designed to gain foundation skills in the electrical field. I want to build a career in the electrical sector, but the
general construct of normal working life seems boring to me. Get up, go to work, come home, eat, sleep, repeat, enjoy your weekends off and start
again. I can't picture myself functioning in this world, and it often plagues my thoughts to the point of constant depression.
One avenue that always creeps in is joining the Australian Army, or Air Force, and attempting to undertake an electrical trade there. It's a big
commitment, though It is in stark contrast to the life I know I don't want to live, so maybe it could be the answer.
I want to grab some perspectives from others, I'm at the end of my rope really so turning to the internet community is a bit of a desperate attempt
at getting some direction. Any opinions, experiences, suggestions welcome.