I don’t want to give out the circumstances to anyone until first finding out what would you choose to pursue. Im 20 years old and I don’t know whether I should pursue a dream I have or put it on the back burner for at least a year and take advantage of an opportunity that I’ve earned. What would you do at 20?
If the opportunity is a new experience, take it. It’s very possible that it can lead you closer to your dream. There’s a 90% chance the opportunity won’t last forever. And you might find dreams you never thought you would have. Are you asking for advice or ideas for excuses in case you regret something?
OP there is no perfect decision for anything. The only reason anyone ever says “do what’s in your heart bro” is because that is the path closest to you. Not someone else’s idea of what a good choice is. It’s more of a independence / personal fulfillment thing.
Alright its either move to Colorado be in a totally different environment on my own with medical marijuana and mountains, two things I truly want to be surrounded by, or stay in Cleveland where I have a promotion opportunity that would mean my third year working the same business, and I easily grow bored. However I would be starting a satellite office on my own which would be a great experience and offer me substantial financial gains.
@chlomo, So.. what I’d do is probably choose the opportunity I worked for the last 3 years and wait for a year until I see how it works out, and if I am doing better and have enough savings to visit wherever I want after that. The main reason is that your dream won’t go away.
Sasho brings up a valid point. Colorado, mountains, and marijuana aren’t going anywhere. They will still be there. Make some money, then use it to open up a wider window for different freedoms–that freedom will guide you to what you REALLY want.
Make your job even a little interesting, make it something you like to do. Use your free time not working wisely and proactively–keep yourself stimulated, do new things, keep busy, make new friends. Life doesn’t have to revolve around work :)