Great discussion topic!! A few years ago, I decided I wanted to become a small-plane pilot. So I signed up for two introductory courses, and haven't gone back yet. For one, it's very expensive to become certified, and I don't have the funds. I could just do it gradually to save money, but I want to do it all, at once, or nothing. And learning to read aerial maps looked soooo complicated and intimdating that I don't think I could do it, and I don't want to be a failure. Here I went around and excitedly told everyone I was going to fly a plane soon, but after a while they stopped asking me as they could see I've about given up on this goal.
Finishing college. Sounds nice and I'd like to do it, but again, it's a money and tiime thing, even though I know there are a lot of scholarships and Pell grants out there that could help me. It's mainly time management. Call me a slacker, but I don't want to have to give up my many activities and social outings because of school studies. I work full-time, and I don't want my life to be just working full-time and going to school full-time. I would have no life what so ever! Plus theater arts is not exactly the most highly marketable major, so it's not like I'm missing out on a great career opportunity.
Oh, if I were to ever win the lottery, marry a rich man, or inherit money, I would quit my job. Then I'd finish my college degree, and then become a licensed pilot.