It's interesting to see you guys posting about your lives and where you ended up, so I thought why not share my story as well. After finishing high school, I got into the military as a military pilot cadet. In Croatia, it's a bit complicated to become a military pilot; you have to go to college and finish as a Civil pilot, but you have the whole military scheme alongside college so it's pretty tough. Long story short, it's last year before I get a bachelor's degree and start flying again, all is fine and dandy until I suffered from sudden hearing loss. No longer am I medically fit for a military pilot. My whole future was thrown out the window because the doctors didn't respond the way they should have when I came to them. After a year of unsuccessful healing, I decided to give up since I believe there is no possible way to get my hearing back and for tinnitus to go away. On the bright side, while I was trying to heal I got hired as a junior developer which is going great for me right now, and I really enjoy it. I'm working from home whenever I want to, and I got a great team to work with. We're developing a mobile application in Object Pascal, which is a language I never thought I'd learn lol. To be honest, I'm actually happy that it turned out this way, I'm doing something that's my hobby and passion, plus I get to finish college and become a non-flying pilot lol... I'll get a degree though, and that means a lot here in Croatia, even though it's not related to my job's profession. I had a need to share my story here for some reason, and despite all the stupidity and non-sense that happened within this community I would still love to see it active and filled like it once was. Thanks for reading!