Just having one of those "Think about life moments".
Has your life turned out how you thought it would?
We all had this picture when we were younger of where we would be at X age, whether it be having a family, qualification, good job, financial security, level of fitness, your own home, travelled alot etc.
What were your goals when you were younger and how many have you achieved? What ones do you still plan on achieving and what ones (if any) have you given up on?
How has your life and outlook changed due to unforeseen events? (Economy, illness, unplanned pregnancy etc)
How happy/unhappy are you with life currently and the direction you're going?
I had no idea what I wanted to be when I was younger, and I'm still not so sure, but I'm happy with my situation and myself at the moment. I'm doing things I wouldn't have thought I'd be doing not so long ago, but enjoying it.
And if my new business as "The Plow King" turns out well, all the better.
One of these.
I'd have to think about it a bit and maybe get back but for now I'd say there are a few pangs of disappointment alright. Nothing catastrophic really.
A lot done a lot more to do, as a complete tool once said.
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How do you think it's turned out?
I'm very happy right now Doing my masters abroad and love it here, making new friends that are becoming really good friends, studying hard and having the craic!
I should have started a year and a half earlier than I did but deferred because of personal problems. Which turned out great because I got with an amazing guy who is waiting for me back in Ireland.
Been working hard to make myself a better person than I was a few years ago, and feel like I'm doing really well. I am very proud of myself
I'm not really one to have set plans for the future, I don't know what career I want yet, when I want to get married and have kids or anything. Take things as I come, and its working well for me!
/end of gloat
My life is absolutely nothing like I thought it would be. Not one single thing about it turned out the way I would have "planned" when I was younger. My plans to travel still exist and bit by bit I will get to see all the places I want to see but even that list has changed since I was young.
Am I happy? Very
It is all as I expected...
I rule the world
I have infinite sources of revenue
I have three supermodels competing to pleasure me ...
....and the nice nurse lady is coming to give me my tablet so I have to go offline now.
I never thought it would be so easy to slip into alcoholism.
I haven't done as well as this guy but I've done better than this other guy.
So I suppose it's ok so far.
I'm 24, my best moments are all ahead of me. I've got more balls than i give myself credit for, i've acheived alot already. I'm not special but i'm at the stage now where i'm saying - "Cut yourself some slack, your doing pretty alright, son!"
Don't bother travelling, you can see te world with google street view.
What moments specifically await you that are so good?
None of it happened. But I kept the illusion going for a long time. Looking back I realise now that it was never going to happen. I was fooling myself. I am simply not capable of achieving those ambitions.
Meanwhile other stuff happened. Even ten years ago, if you showed me where I'd be today. I would have laughed in your face. It's absolutely the least likely situation I ever expected to find myself. But here I am.
I don't do regrets anymore. So I'm not too bothered. But I wasted a lot of my life chasing an illusion.
I think now that whether you plan it all or take it as it comes. Things pretty much work out the same. You are what you are.