The first thing I would do is think of something you would like for a career other than flying. You should have something to fall back on. I've had friends who were great pilots and they lost medicals. When you first get into flying everything is new and exciting. After I was flying a while, I found I was away from friends and family more than what I wanted to be. Another thing I would do is go up with an instrument insturctor and fly on an IFR in the soup. I spent $26,000 on my ratings and decided I didn't want to be an instrument pilot. About the only non instrument flying around my area is ag flying and I didn't want to do that. It takes a special kind of person to be in aviation, be it pilots, controllers, or ground crews. Aviation is a 24-7 365 day/year business. If you get in to it the vast majority of people you meet will be friends for life, there are a lot of great people in the industry. Feel free to email me if you have questions and I'll tell ya what little I know. Good luck.
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