This is frustrating to admit, but it has to be done. I’m embarassed of my professions.
There, I said it. Now I feel a little better.
Somewhere in my late 20’s, it was suggested to me that I change from skinning/leatherworking to herb/alchemy. “No one else in the guild is an alchemist! You can make us all potions!” Sure, sounded like the right thing to do. Well, it wasn’t. I leveled quickly, and the idea of going back to lowbie areas to farm flowers wasn’t at all appealing in the fast-paced lifestyle I was living.
Now I’m almost 50, and I have my herbalism at 149 and my alchemy at 117. Basically, I’m useless.
I’ve tried to make dates for myself, little plans that I formulate to get the job done. “Today,” I say as I log on, “I will spend the entire afternoon picking briarthorn in Silverpine Forest!” Yeah. That lasted about 20 minutes.
So, have any of you ever made a profession change you’ve regretted later? How did you get yourself through the long, boring stretches of learning your skill?