Life goals

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  1. drippy

    drippy is a freethinker.

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    Are you guys where you thought you'd be by your current age?

    Do you see yourself accomplishing what you set out to by the next big age mark (18, 21, 25, 30, 40, etc)?

    I've been in a philosophical/contemplative mode of operations these past couple of weeks (lots going on family wise for me) and turning 30 today has made me curious about this specific topic.
     
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    I just wanted to be alive and happy, so yes I am right where I wanted to be.
     
  3. ILoveDinobot

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    I was hoping to be famous by now but I guess as far as reality goes I am where I want to be, I am 21 and in college.
     
  4. Brandon

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    Hmm. The next one will be 25. By then I should be out of school. At the moment I'm living on my own, so that was something that happened a little sooner than I thought. Basically what I'd like to see happen in the next 3 years is get school done, get a job(either in North Adams or elsewhere). I'd like to have a job in Radio, but if I can find something else to at least build capital, I'll be ok with that. Other than that, I'd like to find a somewhat nicer apartment than the one I'm in and to make what seems like a potentially incredible relationship happen and to just be happy. Guess we'll see what happens in 3 years.
     
  5. RabidYak

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    I couldent really care less, nothing you do in life changes the end result and in 100 years time we'll all be nothing more then a couple of bits of paper in a filing cabinet.
     
  6. Nephthys

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    I'll be 30 in July and no, I'm not happy where I'm at a far as career and life goals. I may seriously go back to college and et myteacher certification and become an art teacher.
    marriage:been there and did ti. Do it again? I may , but only if it's with MR.Right, and I think my current BF might be it.
    having childrn? I had one daughter,which was taken from me at an early age. I can't concieve anymore and I don't want to have anymore right now or inthe future.
     
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    Believe it or not I am actually where I thought I would be and where I wanted to be in my life. Im 26, I have a full time job, which isnt the best and I'd hope that i'd be making more, but it's a full time job and not contract work, I am engaged with 4 months till the wedding, and I am living on my own and living my own life. I have no complaints.
     
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    "Speak for yourself, sir. I plan to live forever."
     
  9. Joe Moore

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    I'd have to say, all-in-all, I'm pretty darn close to where I thought I'd be.

    Alive - check
    Married- check
    Homeowner - check
    Job that I hate - check

    So yeah, I'm about where I want to be for right now. Where will I be by the next big Birthday? Well that's 2 years away, and I'll be 30. That's tough to say. I thought I would be a father by then, but both my wife and I are in no rush to have kids, if at all. Though we both have steady, average paying jobs, neither of us could afford to stay home to take care of a child. I'm not the type to pawn the babysitting off on a family member, and I would refuse to hire a nanny. If we had a child, we would want to raise it ourselves, and be around as much a humanely possible.

    BTW, Happy B-Day Drip.
     
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    By 30, I'll have my degree in electrical engineering and I'll be married. That's all I'm aiming for right now...because it's what I want the most.
     
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    I'm 29 (turning 30 this year in Nov) and I am pretty happy. I am a test engineer in the computer field and have a house. Married, 1 boy who's 4 years old. Yesterday found out our 2nd child is to be a girl (Yeah!). 2 cars, no credit card debt, under 10K in college loans left to pay. As stated above though, just happy to be alive and a roof over my family's head. True the end result is a small 1-room apartment 6 feet under but I guess it's what you do in between birth-death that makes the difference.
     
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    Happy Happy Drip!
     
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    Well, I didn't really have any goals for my current age, but by the time I'm 30 I expect to be married (currently engaged), have own business (currently jumping through hoops trying to get that one up and running) and be a homeowner.

    Which probably isn't likely at the moment the way the Housing market is at the moment in London.
     
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    Im 15 right now, so I guess I could be considered happy. I have an entire 2 whole friends, and lots of toys, but not money. By the age of 16(less than 2 months away) I would like to have at least been signed up for drivers ed. By the age 18, I would like to be: alive, have a girlfriend, get accepted into a good collage or join the military, have a job, have a car, and be about to graduate from highschool.
     
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  17. FreshDebesh

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    I always wanted to be a doctor. Sure maybe the time table has been altered a little, but I believe you get what you really want, even though it may not be on your schedule.
     
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    There are days when I am proud of my life, and many other days when I hate how little I've done.

    My biggest remaining goal is to stop flip-flopping between peace and depression.
     
  19. Predaking

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    Well I am 31 and not exactly where I want to be but it's not too bad. I have a job, a house, a girlfriend, family and friends, and enough money to keep me happy. I want to be a real estate broker in the near future so I can make more money and maybe afford a family. Not sure if I want to get married for sure but it's something I am thinking about. By 40 I hope to have enough money to live a comfortable life with my wife and kids and have a healthy athletic body that I can be proud of. I also want to visit Europe, Australia, Egypt, Japan, China, Thailand, etc.

    I have to consider other career if I can't get my broker license though. I may have to start looking at other fields that I am interested in as an alternative.
     
  20. slugslinger2004

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    I guess i'm at where i wanted to be by now. I'm 20, in college, and I'm going to Africa this summer if everything goes well. Hopefully I'll get a job soon or an internship, but otherwise everythings pretty much on track
     

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