Posted by Cherno | Filed under Life
Hey, what’s happening guys?
Over the last few weeks I’ve had some really exciting opportunities pop up, and I’ve had the pleasure of being able to take things into my own hands and actually produce something out of it. It made me reassess my life as a whole, and what exactly I want to do with it. It’s exactly one month before my first exam, the first exam of the last school exams that I will ever do, signalling my graduation from school and the end of the so called “high school life” or whatever you wanna call it. It marks the end of an era. And then I guess onwards I go, to university. Still not sure exactly what I want to study. I’ve applied to Film and Television as my first preference, with Software Engineering and Computer Science type courses following after that. A lot of you guys always ask me what my plan is after school, expecting it to be me becoming some ridiculously amazing programmer, particularly in the field of game development, like a hero or something. That’s not exactly what I want to do with my life though. I’ve thought about it a lot, and I just can’t imagine myself sitting in an office all day and programming some kind of main menu for a mediocre Australian game that no one will ever play. It seems… depressing. Programming is nothing more than a hobby for me, and I definitely want to pursue it as a hobby, and create and release many games to come, and have that as a source of income. I don’t however, want to become some kind of indie game developer who makes just enough money to feed himself and his cat. No that’s not me. Unless that indie developer is Notch. Because then yeah, I wouldn’t mind scrapping in 200,000+ Euros a day, and having such an amazing community back me.
At times I think back to what I wanted to be when I was little. I love flying, and I have throughout my entire life. My first flight occurred when I was 6 years old, in 2001, when my parents and I flew to Frankfurt, Germany, from Melbourne, Australia via Changi Airport in Singapore, right after 9/11. Since then, I’ve totalled 31 flights. Becoming an airline pilot sounds like fun, and after all, I do spend hours on flight simulators like IL-2 Sturmovik (although that game is just amazing all together), and of course FSX. I’ve also wanted to become a detective, or a police officer. I’ve also upheld justice and respected it, so it seems like a logical choice. I’m also Russian, and would definitely enjoy beating the crap out of criminals and arresting their asses. Sounds like fun, honestly, and the pay after a few years is pretty damn good. The cons do those two career choices? For the pilot, it’s the damn lifestyle. They have these things called “crash pads”, where you sleep in a room with 20 other pilots in between flights, and get paid like, $16,000 a year when you start off. Yeah, that’s pretty much all the cons. For those of you saying that it’s dangerous, I don’t see that as a con. If you’re the pilot, the plan is in your hands. That makes me feel safer than someone else flying it. Maybe I’ve got trust issues, I don’t know. As for police officer / detective… well the obvious danger is violence, and not just that, but being exposed to stuff like HIV from druggies. It packs action, and thus danger. Starting salary for Victoria Police is ~AU$54,000. That’s honestly not too bad for your first year. Especially as it pretty much doubles when you get promoted.
So yeah, that’s what I’ve been thinking about lately. As for the things I was previously passionate about… like become a film director or producer? I still really want to do that, but Australia isn’t exactly great for that. I mean we literally have no good TV shows. I’m not talking mediocre shows, I’m talking GREAT shows like Dexter or Breaking Bad. None of that here, we’ll just show reality TV shows for 22 hours a day. Great. As for programming, I guess I’d prefer becoming some kind of security systems programmer, or really software engineering for medicine or aerospace stuff. That could really be cool. And then make games in my spare time. Still, I don’t know what that would be like. In the end, I’ll probably end up starting my own company and doing exactly what I want to do, and changing that activity every now and then. I’ll also by a business jet, and fly myself around the world when I need to go to important meetings and deals and such. Sounds like fun.
3 Responses to “Just Thinking…”
October 6th, 2012 at 4:13 am
Расскажи о том, почему ты уехал из России, пожалуйста, очень интересно.
October 12th, 2012 at 12:49 am
Oh man .. all i want it to do in my life was programming all day ..
but lately (like two years ago) i started liking the idea of Astrophysics because i’m like obsessed about time and space .. then i started searching for something that combines them .. i found something called “Quantum computing” and it sounded so fucking cool .. but it’s still in theory .. i live in saudi arabia .. our universities are not like the best thing ever .. but we have “The study abroad program for the smart people” so yeah .. i’m going to US next year to study Physics & and Computer Science
and sorry for my bad english .. and off the topic comment ..
January 28th, 2013 at 1:35 am
Whats up bro just one of your fans commenting on your page i read your post and id like to share my honest opinion I know your young and I’m not exactly old to speak of, 24, however after a few years in the labor force you come to realize that its all pretty monotonous ALL OF IT even cops. Although I do have high hopes for you considering your abilities I’m just giving you a perspective of someone who keeps it real not this fairy nonsense of you can do anything because as much as that may be true once you get to that age when you have your own income your own car and your still pretty young everyone AND I MEAN EVERYONE! just slacks off and parties and it’s ok you should too just find some relaxed people to have a good time with and enjoy it because it really is short. After that all I can recommend from my point of view and critical analysis of the twenty First century “Youth” is that just find something that pays well and Doesn’t get you critically maimed or injured and you’ll be great whatever comes just do what you do best fall into a rhythm but keep your eyes open whatever you start with probably wont be what you end with.
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