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Is your life "going somewhere"?

Asked by longgone (7203 points ) 3 weeks ago

Are you climbing up any career ladders? Trying to have children? Getting married?

Where is your life moving – is it moving at all? Or have you settled down, satisfied for now?

My life is moving, but slowly. Very slowly. While I’m busy and happy most of the time, I do get frustrated by that on occasion.

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CWOTUS's avatar

Right here.

Starting here.

zenvelo's avatar

I’ve aged beyond the career ladder stage, now it’s a matter of staying employed for another 8 to 10 years so I can get the kids through school and then retire.

talljasperman's avatar

2.2 kids a wife and a home. I will be a writer of books on different subjects.

tinyfaery's avatar

My life goes where I go. It is my life and I take it everywhere.

Darth_Algar's avatar

It’s going somewhere. Couldn’t tell you were exactly, but it’s going somewhere. Could be going to champagne wishes and caviar dreams. Could be going to Hell in a handbasket. I really couldn’t say.

talljasperman's avatar

@Darth_Algar is being guillotined where the phrase going to Hell in a handbasket come from?

ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

I’m approaching middle age, mid-career and feel somewhat stagnant. Storm clouds are on the horizon and it smells like rain in the air.

KNOWITALL's avatar

I’Ve accomplished my goals mostly. home, cars paid off, IRA, 401k, good marriage. I guess I’m settled & happy.

RealEyesRealizeRealLies's avatar

The journey is exactly where I’m supposed to be.

Mimishu1995's avatar

I don’t know where it is going, but I’m sure it is heading to the grave ~

deni's avatar

Not really but that’s the way I like it. Climbing a career ladder is not for me…I like to have time off when I want it, enjoy a job that is profitable yet fun, and allows me to spend most summers exploring the desert. Careers do not work with that type of mentality, so I am not interested in one. I am extremely content, living with my boyfriend and our cats, camping when possible, getting outdoors as much as I can. For me that is the goal.

hug_of_war's avatar

I just started my master’s in speech pathology. Which is exciting but it’s too exciting. I always have one million meetings or little tasks aside from my classes. Right now I need to figure out my gas bill which my agent never explained to me, figure out why I haven’t received my internet bill, call the person who handles medical records at my university because despite turning it all in it isn’t showing up on my official records and I can’t see clients until it is, buy more clothes for my clinicals, find a part-time job, find 6 people to perform audiological tests on in a city I don’t know with classmates I don’t know but who all know each other, go to five hundred meetings, and classes and do my homework, it’s driving me crazy.

Just a month ago I wwas stressed but still had moments to breathe.

gondwanalon's avatar

In January I plan on retiring from a career that has lasted continually for the last 37 years. I’m looking forward to becoming a kahuna and living happily ever after. HA!

By the way I remember way back when I was in college a janitor asked me if I will never amount to anything. Well I can’t say that I have really amounted to anything big but certainly have done him one better. HA!

SQUEEKY2's avatar

Yeah so far so good, fairly healthy, the wife and myself, everything bought and paid for owe no one,have a four day weekend every weekend, except for being a bit over weight doing alright.

LornaLove's avatar

I think I am supposed to be heading to the retirement phase of my life. I’m 51 nearly 52. I say bugger that, I am not retiring. I am starting a new career and studying to do so. I am also running several other different projects that could turn into successful careers on their own. I am going to be a grandmother soon, and my grandchild is going to be born in the USA. I need to save up to get there to see her. I say her, as I have a feeling it is a girl! Despite all of this going on and having just moved countries a year ago, I feel like my life is not moving fast enough, I have not achieved enough and I’m frustrated too!!

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