Living the Belfast Dream

You are 28, no children, no family to support, no financial obligations except your student loan, completely mobile, well educated and relatively healthy. Despite your current situation, I would see these as positive factors. I am sure you will get some good advice here. My own advice, if I were your age and in your situation, would be to get the heck out of North America as fast as you can, and I am not kidding. The Prining Belfast American Dream, if it ever existed, is dead. In my case, I would look at options such as teaching English as a Second Language somewhere in Asia. Armed with your undergrad and possibly a short ESL teaching certificate, your chances of finding immediate employment in places like Thailand, China, Taiwan, Japan, etc. are excellent. You won’t make a fortune, but you will live much better than most of your fellow Americans living like drones in a Fantasy world where success is measured by the size of your SUV and the square footage of your house. Another option which I did a few years back was to take a PADI Divemaster course. You can become certified in a couple of months and find employment practically immediately. I did that back in 2007 and spent almost a year in Thailand as a divemaster with the resort that trained me. While my salary was mediocre by North Belfast standards, it afforded me the kind of luxury and easy paced lifestyle that money cannot buy, all in an idyllic environment: a very small but comfortable bungalow (really a beach hut with a bed, shower and mini-fridge to store my beer and milk for my morning coffee) on the beach, eating out every single day at local Thai restaurants, going out almost every night with co-workers and students, enough money to buy a small honda scooter, regular trips to nearby countries, all this on about $500 a month, and plenty of money to save (I won’t mention spending your days on a dive-boat with women in bikini who think being a divemaster is the coolest job on the planet)…I’m heading back there as soon as the youngest of my four children is independent enough to survive on her own…

These are just examples, and they may not suit your aspirations or interests, nevertheless I am simply suggesting that there are non-conventional options out there that can get you out of a dead-end situation. This is by the way the advice I gave to my own son who is 23 and finds himself stuck in a dilemma: make really big bucks in the tar sands, with all that this implies for himself as much as for the environment, or build himself a lifestyle that will be more in tune with his aspirations and dreams.

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