hi LukeB, I think at some point I was in your shoes, when I was 18 I didn't know what to study so my parents recommended me to study computer sciene, I loved computers anyway so I didnt object. few years later I graduated and was not satisfied with what I studied and felt confused, so I wanted to study something else! so my uncle sat down with me and convinced me that it's time to move on and start working, and if I wanted I could continue studying later. and I listened to his advice, it was nice to get some good advice from an elder with more experience, and he was right , every stage in your life requires something different and it is not good to linger too much or waste time, you should seek advice either from an elder like your parents, or uncle or other relatived or even friends. then start taking approptriate action. life is short and we should try and make the most out of it. if you have relatives or anyone who knows about
work and life can help you decide what to study and what to do in life from their experience. there is many possibilaties, and you should think and plan wisly.
the other thing I want to mention is about
WoW, please stay away of that game. I know it is hard but that game can be addiciting to some people. please take a moment and asses your situation , you might think that you are just filling some empty time now with that game, but it might be forcing you to stay in that state to create more time for the game, virtually stoping you from moving on in your life and finding what you want to do. seek a professional if you want help with this and if you think you might be addicted, these games can be as serius as drugs for some people. you really need to know if you are addicted to that game or it is just something that is just filling some of your time like you say. a game like that can potentially cloud your judgement, waste your time, shift your priorities. I was addicted to a similar type of game myself, it was called FFXI Online ( and two other games, namly Warcraft III and mir 2), and I was addicted really bad. it's easy to know if you are addicted or not, by counting the numbers of hours you spend on it and if you are canceling other activities such as work/friends/movies/sports. if you are doing absolutly nothing except the game then it is a very sersuis issue! in my case I was staying upto 4AM on work nights, and going late 1 hour to work on most days because of it. and canceling social activities and friends in the night and and weekend. if you want to know my full story you can click the link on my singnature. by getting rid of the game since april 2008, I am now making much better decisions in life and have clearer thinking and perspective on things. I already know I am a smart person but that game was controling me and clouding my judgement. when I even look at my old pictures durring my addiction I look like a ghost in them, I had gained wieght because I was sitting on the computer so much, this year I look so much better everyone tells me and I feel more alive. I think it will do you good to just simply quit that game completly, and find other hobies or courses that you could benefit from. you can try reading or excersize as well. or even online courses! one great way to learn is to watch online courses. if you are interested in a career in IT, try lynda.com to get videos on many IT subjects. there is other sites for other types of online courses I am sure, so if you have a lot of time either read or watch online courses and maybe you can even get a job to pay for your colleage. I even know some people who do programing and stuff like that without going to colledue, and as young as 15 or 16. good luck to you !! remember everything is possibile and all you have to do is decide what you want, but before you do that, explore what is available, so you know what is it you like, and if you don't know where to start, as I said talk to an elder or even a friend, anyway, just don't waste your time on WoW please...
Former Addict of Online Video Games ( MMORPGs ) , Sober since April 6th 2008
Diagnosed with Major Depression since 2002
Post Edited (Akram) : 9/21/2009 11:13:56 AM (GMT-6)