You can look at the question from different perspectives. Is there a place where you’d really want to be right now (a travel destination that’s been in your bucket list, maybe)? At work, where would you like to be (still climbing the corporate ladder, perhaps)? Would you like to be in the arms of a loved one who’s far away (or has passed away)? Or would you like to be in Hogwarts right now? :)
Imagine. And share. :)
@littlepiranha, I haven’t read Harry Potter in a while but I always really really really wanted to be in that world when I did. Other than that I want to be at the ocean, seeing Phish, or deep within my own consciousness where it is blessedly silent. Most of all though, I want to be Here and Now… REALLY here and now and not seeking anything but.
I second @theskafish. I want to be on a beach somewhere where no one is and just listen to the waves crashing. Good thing I’ll be in hawaii here in a few months :)
A more metaphorical place I would like to be is debt free! I just started tracking my finances and looking on reddit for good ways to build credit while paying off credit. So, I’m starting to feel the stress being shredded off of me.
I’ve got the here-and-now, I just need to start planning my future here-and-now’s :)
@kinsm4n, yea. I’d love to be financially free. All I’m qualified for, it seems, is low-paying jobs. And yes, I have a degree. It pisses me off to no end….I hate feeling like I’m getting used/taken advantage of/made a victim of, hate feeling like I’m getting fucked. I don’t want to go through my whole life this way.
I actually had an idea the other day, which astonished me in how simple it was. Still, it won’t be easy starting out. And that brings up another thing that worries me…wasting time barking up a dead-end tree.
I would want to be exploring Greece, Italy, Rome.
@TheSkaFish I think you need to remember that This is Water:
Having a degree is more important than just getting a job. So, don’t get angry, just know that you have the knowledge to maybe take a more challenging job…even if you fudge your Resume a little bit :) So long as you know you can handle the tasks, a little bit of lying to get the job isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
If you’re an honest person, then take that risk! Just because you are barking up a dead-end tree. The experience is invaluable not only to you, but could possibly be valuable to someone else that you come across. This is such a great way to network, is by finding common interests/activities that will land you a job that will be more respectable. Although, I am a hypocrite, I am dilly-dallying around instead of programming my buttocks off to try and see if it’s a dead-end or not. So, instead I am trying to do my best to get the stresses out of the way so I can focus more time on why I don’t want to do things and hopefully come to an answer faster :)
Hopefully this inspires you enough to act on whatever it is you’re considering but not doing :) I don’t even know you and I believe in you because I might benefit from your specific “Dead-end” tree
@littlepiranha, https://sphotos-a-ams.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/969269_617923618238966_1305198593_n.jpg this looks liek a nice place, listening at Andrea Bocelli Con te partiro and with good company or family. ;)
@Vovinawol, yeah I know what you mean. I’ve always believed in seeing things from a different perspective, and I try as much as I could to do that – although sometimes not easy.
I love this quote, which is about the same thing as you said:
“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”
― Marcel Proust
Sometimes when I drive around the city, I try to see it as if I’m a tourist and it’s amazing, how, for a little while, it really gives you a different perspective.
@kinsm4n, agree! Being financially-free (debt-free) is one of the best places anyone could be right now. I’m also working on it, myself (that’s my here and now hehe).
Other than that, I’d love to go back to Europe (Belgium, to be specific) and maybe stay there for good ;)
@littlepiranha, I like the saying because most think we can only get enlightenment by going to some wonderful or sacred place in the world. But most of the time we travel there and see it all with our same old un-enlightened eyes and we may as well stay home and meditate. : )
@Vovinawol, agree. It’s like planning a trip without too many expectations because you’ve already seen the photos and read the reviews, and then when you get there, it’s just a matter of taking your own photos and writing your own reviews. I guess people forget what it really means to travel.. well, most people. Where’s the most memorable place you’ve been?
@littlepiranha -Where I want to be isn’t so much a “where” as a “when”. I’m 24, I’m single, and I am a senior in college. All I have wanted for the past few years is to be on my own, in a job related to my schooling, and in a relationship. Pretty basic really.
Complete financial independence would be nice, but I know it’s not realistic. It may be sad, but right now, I feel like I am just shooting for average, shooting for the middle, because I know that’s all that my circumstances (such as the economy, or my personal finances) will allow me to aim for.
Since I was 13, I knew that I wanted to become a husband and a father, I have just always known that having a family is what I was meant to do. So for the last eleven years I have been looking forward to the day when I am finally a husband and father.
People always advise to live in the moment, and advise against living too much in the past or the future. But if I could be anywhere right now… I would be holding my future wife, maybe as we are putting the kids to sleep (yes plural on kids), and as we go to leave, I have my arm around her, and her me. He ask if we can leave the door open just a crack, because he is still a little afraid of the dark, of course we are both happy to oblige. We walk down the hall leave the light on, doors cracked on both sides. We go downstairs, she plops down on the couch, while I go grab us a pint of ice cream, while we watch the newest episode of whatever. She lays against me, and I reach over in front of her for each scoop of ice cream. Before the show, I kiss her, playfully starting on the back of her neck, and migrate to her lips, the show begins and we settle down, and I think to myself that I am so blessed that I cannot even begin to describe how lucky I feel.
That is where I would like to be right now, I cannot express the longing that I feel for a moment like that. A future like that . A life like that.