I've only wanted to be one of two things in life...
. I tried the cop thing five times, as previously stated. I failed miserably. something always seemed to go wrong somewhere. Once I couldn't complete the sit-up test. Twice I couldn't complete the "Book of your life" in ten days. And once I completed the physical with flying colors but when we were done, we went into a hot room with no a/c and I threw up every where. So, I gave up on that.
2) ROCK STAR
. I've been playing guitar since I was 8. I grew up on AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, the Stones, etc.etc. I grew up on 80's metal - and not like Poison, Warrant, or any of those other fake bands - I'm talking Slayer, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Ozzy, Anthrax, yadda yadda. I was in a band in highschool. I was in a band right out of highschool. I was in a band in my twenty's and I was in a fairly successful local band from 1999-2001.
I've never truly given up on the band thing, infact, we still jam from time to time and I practice almost everyday. But I'm 36 and there aren't too many metal bands (young or old) being discovered now-a-days unless you're phenominal at the guitar. Now, you've either got to be very young (Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift) or very dance-oriented (Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Black Eyed Peas).
What I'm trying to say is... If you're young and truly want to do something with your life GO FOR IT BEFORE IT PASSES YOU BY!!!!
I will shut up now....