vjalrik wrote:. . .
I feel drained after writing my Q4 story. I took it easy the middle 2 quarters of this year but Q4 I went all in. Usually I finish a story bored and ready to move onto something more exciting but this time I am not sure what comes next. I need some time. I am in a weird transitional stage where I am working to get an EMT cert, get a more stable job, then figure out what to do with my completed pre-med bachelors degree. I gotta decide if I want to continue down that path. I spent the last few years writing, backpacking, and generally ignoring the fact that I have no passion for medicine. I have ample frustration to channel into a story so a zesty R for Q4 might be the last bit of inspiration I need to write lol.
Med tech certification, job-job, medical degree, no passion for medicine, and fantastic fiction writer. If of that traditional post-college mid to late twenties or so age and back from ye olde post-college walkabout wanderjar and still undecided and stuck in gig work, gig life, gig social cohort, gig gigs, transient, that is, what puts all of it together and satisfies?
Many Millennial folk in similar straits. The traditional and conventional big four lifestyles of education, career, social life, and family life establishments declined emphases due to a number of forces, internal and external, since the end of the Boomer generation era.
Gig life and work and transience and confusion and frustration instead substitute for prior presupposed notions of "proper" life goals, not to mention, too, wants for immediate gratification, wealth, and power.
Add in some medical details, like the transient lifestyles of veteran first responders, with fantastic science and technology, and that identity marker territory is fertile grounds for science fiction greatness, a la, say, George Orwell. The heroic work itself an overt action rescue adventure and with a subtext about gig lifestyle and transience's hardships from which a rookie rescuer cannot self-rescue?