I hate jobs, I really do. I dropped out of college with something like less than 1 year of school work to graduate and get a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance. I'd also like to point out that I passed 5 AP (Advanced Placement not Ability Power you nerds) during high school so my first day of college I was a sophomore. I feel the need to point that out because I take pride in getting off to a great start in something and then throwing it hard, that something being life.
But all hope is not lost. After working at a hotel for a year, at a financial firm for a year, and at Fry's Electronics for 4 months, I've been playing poker for a living for the last 13 months. Profitably, too. It's a real grind though, imagine sitting at a poker table, just waiting and waiting and waiting and waiting and then 3 hours later the ideal team fight breaks look at Baron and you ace your opponents and win $700 in no more than 5 minutes. That's what playing poker is like (if you're good and not running bad).
I want what everybody wants, except I think I am more willing to really go after it without caring what anybody else thinks. The thing that we all want is to do something we love. Yeah sure you can get your fancy shmancy degree and get that job you think you'd enjoy doing, but guess what? I don't want to settle for some job that I can tolerate or that's boring but pays well, no, I want to do something that I love... something that inspires me... something that makes me feel alive, that I could do for hours on end and wake up the next morning EXCITED to do again!
I think that being a pro gamer might be that job. Don't get me wrong, I plan on pursuing a career in acting, real estate investment properties, and possibly even dancing for strangers online; but right now I'm really in love with LoL and if I could get paid to stream (and paid from winning tournaments), then that'd be a dream come true.
If there's one thing I've learned, it's this: when you make a big decision (not just thinking about doing something sometime in the future), and you state your intention to those around you, that's when you really put the wheels in motion to make your goal become a reality.
I'm a 23 year old 1800 elo scrub who just bought a $70 webcam because I want to be a pro gamer. I have no job. I dropped out of college. I live with my parents. I pay $35 a month for my membership at Gold's gym and you can find me there 2 to 3 times a year. I lost my virginity at age 22.
I am pursuing a dream. That dream involves Dirt 3.
Top that copy pasta.
Edited by That Guy - 2/3/12 at 5:12pm