Where Would You Like To Be Right Now?
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. :)
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@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.
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 :)
I like not knowing what I am going to do the next day,week, month. I like lying down in my claw foot tub sipping hot tea. After eating a big salad from my indoor garden. While watching through my Earthship windows the clouds rolling through the sky dropping rain. Lightening in the distant. Then after a bit a rainbow appears as the sun is setting turns vibrant reds and hues. No bills, no worries, life is grand.
@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.
@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 ;)
@oso96, Yes! There’s a travel guide who lives near me named Rick Steves, and I’ve been wanting to go to Slovenia ever since I saw one of his shows about it on public television. So, here’s your free trip to Slovenia:
Guess that will have to do for now… but one day we’ll really get there!
@Psyguy24, wow! That’s pretty vivid! You know that question, “Where do you see yourself 5-10 years from now?” – I think you nailed it. I guess I had the same ‘vision’ when I was in college, myself (only, I am a wife and I have twins, LOL). But now, I’m almost 30, working for 7 years now in a job I’ve never imagined I’d be doing (but not complaining, though). I’ve always thought (and dreamed) that by 25, I’d be a mom (yes, a young mom). But now, I’m pushing for 30 and I’m still unmarried, but I’ve done a lot of things and was able to travel the world and all that.
Sometimes I ask myself: If I were in college again and I ‘knew’ I’d be who I am today, would I still go for my ‘original’ vision of being a young mom. Honestly, I don’t know the answer to that, although I still want to be a mom (I’ve always seen myself as a future homemaker, lol) but maybe in a few years, I’d be a different mom.
I don’t know if I’m making any sense here, but your thoughts just pulled a trigger inside me and made me think about who I were when I was your age. Hehe. Good one!
@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