Topic: Decisions, decisions...
So, things were going pretty alright for awhile there. I got out of the army, lost 20kg, got me a great programming job, I have significantly more money than the average Israeli 22y/o person, and my hair is growing back nicely.
Then, thanks to the intensive brainwash from my parents, I made the mistake of going back to where I vowed never to return - the bloody Israeli Institute of Technology. For a degree in comp sci, of course. That's beginning to feel like a major mistake.
I have no intention of quitting my job. My cubicle is, by far, one of the best places for me to be. I enjoy most aspects of my job. I have a lot of freedom when it comes to what I do, and how/ when I do it. I learn a lot. I make a lot of money. A bus takes me directly from home to work, and back, every day. There's good food for practically free. The last 2 bits probably sound like an absurd thing to bother thinking about, but the point is, what else could I possibly want?
So why the hell did I decide to start studying and working part time? My parents keep saying I can't be sure I'll work at the same place for the rest of my life. Other hi-tech companies aren't likely to be so willing to hire a programmer without any higher education. If my company decides to fire 500 employees, the ones without the degree are likely to be the first to go, and a degree would significantly enhance my salary. Besides, the average Israeli programmer lasts about 2 years at a given job until he moves on to a completely identical company and gets a 30% higher salary for no reason whatsoever.
So between my job, my studying, and working out, I don't really have any free time. I kind of lost it in the last 2 weeks and started WoWing a lot again, and immediately I have trouble understanding the material and doing the homework and all that. Hell, I wasn't studying hard enough anyway. And I have so few courses this semester, in future semesters I'll probably have to spend 3 times as much time on studying and won't even have time to sleep. I can't really handle my job like this anyway, working only 100 hours a month makes me feel painfully unproductive.
Basically, I see 2 options.
What I should do - cancel my WoW subscription, then devote all my time to studying, working out, and doing productive things like programming or drawing, by that priority order.
What I want to do - quit studying, go back to a full time job, work out without having to worry about equations and matrices and whatever waiting for me at home, and just WoW the rest of the time.
That was mostly a rant, of course. I need to vent, goddamnit.
But the obvious question must be asked: what would you do?
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