I will soon be 37 and with no career in view other than failed at being a Science Fiction writer. What shall I do?
1 Be a Pastor–nobody ever gives up on this one do they? I’ve tried it, it hasn’t worked, no vocation, no desire, lets move on.
2 Start a Rock Band. I would undoubtedly be good. Musical talent? None to speak of. Accordion? Yes. Ideas? Science Fictional. It’s the doing drugs part I’m kind of squeamish about.
3 Teech Literchur. Here’s the thing. I have to start with a masters and then get a doctorate and then people think there are a lot of jobs in this field: if said people ever paid attention they’d realize the market is oversupplied starting with English majors. All that work to get out and teach Toni Morrison to 8th graders?
4 Program Computers. I worked in a company where there were computer programmers and I met with them regularly and was never impressed with their intelligence or ability or even what they produced. It has to be the ultimate slacker job. That’s why I say, how hard can it be? I’d be able to get a job, I bet.
5 But I do like studying though not the academy anymore. Maybe I could go into some kind of history of SA, or Colombia, which has an interesting history. The AEI would be a nice place to aim for, it seems to me (and probably miss). Here is the positive side of all that, for all my age: no kids.