Aug 29, 2012 5:12 PM GMT
k3l3k0 saidbullshit - I'm closing in on 30 and I am *just* figuring out what I finally wanna do with my life as far as a career goes (I think anyways). The new career I got in March is gold! As for meeting my future spouse - highly unlikely to happen before I'm 30. I hate this article lol
Although I will say I have met the man of my dreams... now it's just a matter of sweeping him off his feet and making him mine
I'm sure you'll have no problem at all sweeping him off his feet.. *Fans self*
[QUOTE]Didn't relate to much of that article. Never got a job through anyone but for in my teens and 20s when I worked for neighbors or in the family biz. Since then it's been a matter of scratching at doors until they opened.
As to one stage of life preparing for another, most of what brought on changes in my life had nothing to do with planning and preparation but with sudden tragedies and having the rug pulled out from under me. Where did I get my survival skills, from my cushy childhood?
The deaths of my partners? Didn't plan on that. A construction accident that put me into traction? Didn't plan on that either. The betrayal of long-held, close friends? Somehow, I failed to plan for that.
My life has been more a series of missteps and course corrections and path-finding while running through life's haphazardly placed obstacles than any sort of predetermination from an earlier age. For me life is more about thinking on your feet at the moment, not what development might have occurred at any particular age.
What I did relate to in the article, though not the way it was relayed, is how it is more difficult to "reinvent"--a word I eschew as it strikes me more as being indicative of inconsistency and thereby lacking integrity then it does maturing though it might be--the self later in life as it seemed easier for me to switch careers in my 30s then now in my 50s. But that has less to do with my character and more to do with what life threw at me during the past few years. If it wasn't so damned depressing, I'd probably be less depressed which would make changing careers easier. But then, weren't it for life's little tragedies, I'd be sailing the world with my bud, not unfurling again into a new career.
Life always seems to have its own plans. Predetermination not included.[/QUOTE]
Has anyone told you what an amazing person you are good sir? You've been through a lot and it is admirable what tenacity and determination you have to keep on moving on forward in your life.