The big problem I face now is that I am stuck in a job I absolutely despise doing meaningless work I hate. It also pays poorly and I could definitely use a raise. I have a bachelor’s degree so that (at least theoretically) provides me hope that I can find something better.
The issue, though, is that I have serious qualms about going into business and doing the typical 9 to 5 routine. Not moral qualms, that is, but qualms in that I find that such a lifestyle to be void of meaning, boring, and ultimately oppressive (for me personally). I don’t have a problem with other people being “working professionals”, but I don’t want it for myself. My passions lie elsewhere in things such as music, and I am seriously considering how I can start getting involved in that.
The issue is that the average Joe would likely consider me delusional for wanting to do music for a living and instead advise me to just “suck it up” and be a working professional. I reject this line of thinking and I believe if I did follow a “standard” career path I would wind-up miserable and unhappy.
The problem is that I would have to get started in music and work my way up, all while working day jobs to support myself until such a time that I could hopefully make something of it (my inspiration being the numerous, numerous, numerous musicians without formal training who did the same). But I am also wary of the fact that the chances of succeeding could be low and that I have no accurate judge of my musical skills other than previous experience and the fact that I feel my ideas are sound and original ones.
So I want to, as people advise, “to follow my dreams”, and yet my cynical nature makes me question myself constantly.
I just need advice.