what chapter are you on?

Tuesday, August 12, 2008
internet videos have that little ball or whatever that goes along telling you what point the video is at. when you are completing an application or survey or something only, there's usually that little reminder letting you know your progress. how far have you progressed in achieving what you set out to do in life?

do you just take things as they come and not really try too hard with anything?
do you have a checklist? school, check. career, check. family, check. 
or is it in no particular order and you work to maintain everything at once?

i think i'm the latter or a combination of the second two. im still working on school and i do things like temporary jobs and internships which will provide the basis of my career. i haven't made much headway in the family dept. but i can say that i have enough failed relationships to know what i DONT want. i just dont know where i am or how much progress i've made. there are days when i think i've accomplished a whole lot and then others where i feel like i have just so damn far to go. 

are you where you want to be? what's "missing"?

6 thought(s):

Product Junkie Diva said...

I too have moments when I say to myself, I am not where I thought I would be at this point. However when I really examine things I have accomplished so much but I am always one to push myself so that is probably why I doubt my progress sometimes. I guess I have one or two things on my list that I have not fully accomplished yet but I still have time I guess.
Take things in stride you are still young and you too have plenty of time to check more things off of your list.

Therapeutic Musings said...

I am where I want to be. I do the check lists and tend to get a little stressed when things aren't going to plan, but I use that stress as a motivator to reach the goals. I honestly don't think anything is "missing" right now. There are things that I need that I am working toward, but I don't count that as missing because I can see it in the very near future.

Whenever you think you have too far to go, remember you have at least 70 more years of life to accomplish it!

T said...

I don't know what it is, but you're the second person this week to have a "take a look at where you are in life" topic on their blog.

I do think I'm where I'm supposed to be. At a quarter of a century, I think I've accomplished a lot and I'm about as wise as I should be right now and as naive as I should be right now.

I could complain about a bunch of things, but I refuse to. I'm content and blessed and moving in a very guided direction, so I don't know what chapter I'm on, but I know I'm a page-turning book worth reading over and over again.

P.S., love all the reflections you've been having lately!

Brown Girl Gumbo said...

Great post! I feel like I'm missing family from my life. I thought that I'd have at least one child by now. I'm 28 and feel like I should be working on that now, but financially or mentally I don't think I'm ready.

antithesis said...

I'm a page-turning book worth reading over and over again.


antithesis said...

@bgg- i dont think there is ever an "ideal" time to have kids. i think couples (or individuals) just make it work as best they can.