Blimey Desk-Pilot, you've hit the proverbially nail on the head. I'm in a similar quandry and can't seem to get my head straight on whether to go at this full tilt or adopt a more pragmatic approach... I can't seem to see the wood for the trees.
I work in IT and in the good old days of a few years ago, jobs were aplenty and you could walk from contract to contract without too much fuss. I even managed to save for a 6 month jolly to NZ (where I got my PPL and associated gubbings). However, the market these days is dire. I'm in a job at the moment that most IT blokes would give their granny's teeth for, yet I'm planning to jack it all in and start Residential Grounds school at lgu in september. The course doesn't finish till April and when all is said and done, I won't get any wonga for 8 months... Assuming I pass first time (which of course I won't) I then need to find at least 10 grand to finish the CPL course and maybe get an FI rating aswell.
I've done the sums, have a house which can be used as equity and a little saved up, but I'll be honest, this idea scares the pants off me. Especially as the market in ALL industries is dire at the moment and once qualified I'll have trouble getting a job back in IT, seeds of doubt are growing quietly in the back of my mind. I'm an impatient sod and I tried to do distance learning, but never seem to have the time to study (actually I'm just plain lazy), so I feel that residential is the only way I can get these exams cracked and move on to the next stage of this dream.
I'll probably look back on this in five years time and then I'll know, but thats the benfit of having 20/20 hindsight :roll eyes:
I think most of this ramble has been so I can sort things out in my head. Sorry for boring the rest of you, but life changing moments have you lying awake at 12:30am wondering what the hell youre doing with your life.