What are your goals as a photographer? What do you want out of photography? What do you want to give to back? Do you have any particular aims, or benchmarks, that you hope to achieve? Any financial goals? Any artistic ones? Any particular discipline you hope to be of service to? I idolize the great documentary photographers (Friedlander, Winogrand, Arbus, Eggleston, Christenberry, Owens, Weegee, Cartier-Bresson, etc.) and the great contemporary war photojournalists. Ultimately, I would like to cover conflict for a worthwhile photo agency and make a living from photography that could support my frugal lifestyle. If I could go anywhere right now, it would be Yemen, to cover the people most affected by the US drone program(s) (I am an American citizen). If you've got any specific (or nebulous!) goals, post them!