Originally Posted by Biscotti
Lately I've just been bored with school and have subsequently stumbled back into drinking quite heavily, and I'm like what am I doing, but in the end whether I'm putting an accounting degree to work or an architecture degree to work, it is still an office job...I know this.
I just really want to go to school for it; I should put this idea to rest.
I'm sad to read this.
No, do not put the idea to rest: amplify it, cultivate it, try to reinforce it with direct experience. But do not use it as an escape from your current reality. Rather, try to integrate it into reality. Doing so will force you to focus your thoughts on both fields and others more clearly.
Of course you know this (these are all clichÃ¨s) but you need to find what you are most passionate about, and try to pursue that. All fields come with doldrums, I'm sure. The effort is to not let these doldrums then revise your original dreams and intentions. If you are truly passionate about architecture it will come, because you will naturally allow it to do so.
However, again, this is no reason to abandon your current degree path, unless you absolutely despise it and see no future at all in it. In fact, I would advise that completing your current degree might be the first step in proving to yourself that you do indeed have the discipline to pursue the (difficult and often frustrating, challenging, but also rewarding) path of architecture.
In either case, please, try to curb the drinking. That is a slow killer no matter the field.
Again, I apologize for the clichÃ¨s; I hope that some of what I am trying to say comes through despite them.