Wouldn't it be insane, if I were to become an astronomer?
It just might happen. Wouldn't that be weird. Astronomy would be a lot harder to pull-off successfully than CS, in more ways than one. It would mean grad school, paying for grad school, dissertation, and Ph.D. It means committing myself to academia for the rest of my life. Which is not necessarily a bad thing.
But hell, wouldn't it be fun. Wouldn't a professorship be more fun than a coding job; wouldn't it be more fun to stare through a telescope than at a computer screen all the time? Alright, on the second one I got carried away with the poetry. Computer-screen-staring-time would be almost the same. But still. I'm kinda hoping I do it. It's absolutely insane, and terribly tempting. People say a lot of cliché things about "big decisions." But this really is the biggest decision I've ever had to make.