It's been four years since I selfishly parted ways from the navy ( a great career) and chased my "dream" to fly planes. Now going through the fire hose that is 121 training I find myself reflecting on this decision to do so. I am in class with many that planned better for the wages of the entry level world, whether that is retirement or rich parents that float them through training. I am 28 and have no savings, no rich family or a sugar momma. I have never stressed being perfect and "on point" as much as I now am, yet the bearded tattooed barista that served me my crap coffee this morning seems to make more money than me. Am I wrong for thinking this is complete BS?? Should I just shut up and take the fact I get to fly a shiny jet at 1700 hours in stride? I get the fact that in the last ten years people have been worse off to fly less capable airplanes, but seriously the pay is abysmal still... I could make more chucking trash at 5am daily into a truck and that saddens me, does it anyone else? I feel like I wasted my GI bill on a dream that thrives on people sacrificing their best years chasing a dream that may never be. Or maybe the whiskey hit me sour tonight... Still not sure :/ nonetheless I will keep pressing on, learning to not be a "hinderence" to the check airman that has to trust me flying and landing a plane with 70 plus people on it...providing I make it past the sim training and what not that is involved in me earning this poverty level wage. Either way, I feel like I did it wrong as I made less than pilots in mil, but make less than mechs now#RegrettingmylifechoicesATM #I could'vemadechiefbynow.