This is a fair question and deserves an answer.
To be honest, I don't know yet.
My background is varied to say the least. I've owned an accounting company (hated it), been one of the owners of a security company (clubs and events), I've worked in IT (and still take IT contracts) and have been a photographer (and still shoot events). Aside from that I've done several other tings (I've been in logistics, flowers, sales, and behind the bar).
Currently I'm on an IT contract while the last year I've mainly done photography. Like I already explained, I can be easily distracted. Now I know some people will think it's impossible to do all of these things and be any good at them. Aside from the fact that good is debatable and subjective there is something these people don't know. I also love learning. Every week I spend 20-40 hours learning new things or keeping up with things I already know. To be fair, the majority of this time goes to IT and Photography so I'm most current in those 2 areas. But studying this much allows me to stay current in multiple fields while not constantly working in them.
My plan is to find a way to combine the two. Doing some IT contracts and doing some photography. If I can combine them the right way I should be able to make enough money to get by and set some aside for future events as well (we all have to retire some day I've been told). That said, I'm not opposed to doing some work behind the bar either so we'll see. To be honest, I haven't really thought it through yet. It's something I often don't do with varying results. Sometimes it works out great, sometimes it really doesn't. But that's a topic for an entirely different post.
So in short the answer is that I hope to figure it out before I run aground. And if that doesn't happen, at least I'll have a roof over my head. Even if I won't be able to drive it to another place anymore.
Somebody thought that my reasons for choosing Sett over other platforms were a bit "too simple".
That might actually be true but then, does that really matter? My main reason for choosing Sett is that I've been following Tynan for as long as I have and I want to support his project. Personally I don't think there is anything wrong with doing things just because you want to support people you respect but obviously other people are entitled to disagree.. As for respecting Tynan, if I didn't I wouldn't support the project. Or perhaps I should say that I respect the image he portraits. After all, I've never met him so I'm just going by his posts. That said, I'm going to go out on a limb and say that I think the person we see in the posts is probably the person he is. Colour me naive if you want to ;)
And yes, part of that is probably because I can identify with a lot of the things he writes. Too give some examples. I too went from being introverted to being extroverted. And I too like to keep growing and to constantly keep learning new things. It's why I am a photographer who does IT work but also has a background in security, economics and psychology.
When it comes to other points I'm still lagging behind a bit. For one, I don't have the discipline that he does. It's something that I am considering working on but who knows, perhaps I'll choose to keep procrastinating from time to time. Will that be a waste of time? Of course, that's a given. The question though is not if it will be a waste of time but if I care enough to change it. So far it seems I don't just yet but who knows, given time, I might change my mind. Then again, procrastination is a flexible term in my case as well. To me procrastinating is not doing what I'm supposed to be doing. That said, I'm usually learning something new when I'm procrastinating. Whether it's another language or just something that caught my fancy. So when I'm procrastinating I don't waste that time doing nothing at all but spending it towards one of my goals, continued education. On the other hand, I could just use that as an excuse not to give up on procrastination just yet.
So there you have it once again, my reasons for choosing Sett really are very simple. I could dream up some other reasons but then, why short change the truth?
There seems to be two very different ways that the phrase "social contract" is used.
The first is an unspoken conduct agreement between two people. If you hire a great guitar player to teach you guitar lessons once a week, are you allowed to cancel? Is your instructor? How much notice? Is it okay if he's drunk or halfway-preoccupied during your lesson?
How much formality is there? If you don't do the recommended lesson from last time, how disappointed will your instructor be?
How prepared must you both be?
This is a social contract that's actually a social contract. Sure, there's edge cases - even if it's expected that both of you are always at the lesson on-time, prepared, and ready to go immediately, there's still an exemption if you have a family emergency or serious illness or whatever.