Howdy all, I’m looking for a bit of Doper input. I’ve been feeling rather unsatisfied with my current situation for the past few months. I’m 22 and I’ve basically been on my own since I was 17, I’ve had a fairly steady job helping a family member run their business for the past 2.5 years now and it’s fairly enjoyable work. The main source of my discontent stems from the fact that I need something new. I’m a fairly intelligent guy though I don’t have a college degree or anything of that sort. I actually dropped out of high school when I was 16 and got my GED. I’ve taken a few college courses, and while an education might be something I’d like to pursue someday, it’s really not a top priority right now. If I ever did go back to school it would probably be more for my own enlightenment than a career anyway.
So, that being said, I’m just looking for some unique perspectives. If you were a 22 year old guy with little money saved, no real obligations besides a car payment, and a desire to strike out somewhere new where would you go? What would you do?
For a little more info on me, I’ll just add that I’m your typical übergeek. I enjoy reading books, tinkering with computers, learning new things, etc. I think way too much and I basically, for reasons of personal philosophy, am more concerned with living a relatively pain-free life of learning and wonder than working my tail off to make a lot of money or raise a family. Consider me something of a nihilist, if you will; that or a bit of a nomad at heart. I don’t really feel like I could ever belong anywhere, thus I’d like to just enjoy seeing what there is to see.
Anyway, yeah, enough of the heavy stuff for now, just tell me what you think would be an interesting path to take, please. I’m sort of out of ideas myself, but always ready to entertain new ideas and suggestions.