I don’t want to go into too much detail, but I seem to be at a bit of an impasse.
Ever go through one of those times where there isn’t a clear path for you to head down? And there are no obvious signs to help point you in the right direction? And you’ve tried to extrapolate the pros and cons of each possibility, but to no real avail?
That’d be about right.
Well, all right. Here are the basics of my dilemma:
I would like to get my own place and once again be self-sufficient.
The problem is, right now, I can’t afford it. None of the jobs I’ve applied for have panned out, and the freelance/writing income isn’t enough — at least, not yet. And unfortunately, there isn’t much call for editors up here in Northern Canuckland. Our local college already offers a Creative Writing course (I’ve thought about possibly teaching one), and I don’t have enough education to teach at the Uni level. Another option would be to take some college courses and add to my skill set, but then the question becomes — what do I take?
The part that bothers me is that none of these paths are clear. I don’t know which way to go, and for an anal-retentive type like me, this is difficult.
So that’s why I need some sort of external guidance/crystal ball/whatever. Maybe even a Magic-8 ball??
I’d tell myself to sleep on it, but I’ve already done that for several nights now, to no avail.
What do you do when faced with a situation like this? Any fortune-tellers in your closet?