I'm an 18 year old, first year university student. I was thinking about my future today, and I realized, although I fully intend to get a good education and a decent job, I don't want to expel most of my life resources on intensive education to get an intensive job. I don't think being a doctor, lawyer, or professor is my calling.
I'm more the kind of guy who'd rather get an interesting and rewarding job with a more easy going schedule, such as a therapsit or a marrage counsellor, and spend free time pursuing wealth in other ways.
From what I know, DIY is a great way of pursuing wealth in other ways. You don't get a paycheck, but you do get a boost in your lifestyle, a feeling of peace and pride in you work, and the opportunity help out your friends and family.
When I own a home, I'd like to have a big room in my basement devoted to things like:
-Brewing my own beer and liquor.
-Growing my own tea leaves.
-Tailoring repairs in my family's clothes.
-Making my own incense. (incense is similar to scented candles)
-Making my own perfumes and colognes.
I was also thinking I'd love to change my own oil, air filters, and windshield wipers on my car. I don't know how to do these things yet, but it just seems kinda silly to pay someone else to do it when it's quick and easy to do it yourself.
Anyway, I thought I'd like to share my thoughts to a likeminded group of people and hear what others suggest I could also do to make DIY part of my life.
What are your thoughts?