3.9.11

thoughts on | timelines

i have a timeline for my life. or should i say i did. i mean, it's not like i wrote it down or anything (graduate highschool at seventeen, finish my undergrad in proper time, enter grad school at twenty-one years of age, get married by twenty-six...)

and yet i might as well have wrote it down because that's how clear the timeline was in my head. my life has always been very "on track." i finished all my schooling in the appropriate amount of time, at the average age and even got married before i was a certain age - which is what i always imagined. 



except i never thought past now. i had this idea that after i was done my education i would...find the perfect career and...be married.

what is that?? that's nothing - it's not a life, or a plan or anything really. and in many ways it's a myth. i didn't find the perfect job and i did get married but after the "getting" married part the verb is over and now i have to figure out - what's next? 

because it's not babies. not yet anyways!

for now i'm aiming to make my life into something that makes me happy. i want to be doing things i love and not feeling like i'm rushing to meet the next deadline.

do you have a timeline? even subconsciously?

6 comments:

  1. I tend to have 'visions'. There have been several images in my mind since childhood, most of which have accurately become real. I suppose I both consciously and subconsciously aim towards creating a life which matches these images (house surrounded by grass, huge washing line, me in a floral dress and wellies) - that I'm still waiting on!

    Maybe it's time to adopt each others' technique? See how we get on...

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  2. no. excepy visit paris by the time i'm 30 with my sister, but that one's more for her benefit.

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  3. I never had such a clear timeline, I moved to London and just worked in bars and restaurants for a year when I was 19, then I went back to Sweden for a year and after that I went to uni :) So I was 26 when I graduated but it has never bothered me, I think everyone is different, we all need to do stuff in our own time. Good luck with finding your new goals, so exciting! You can start a new dream! :)

    xo Lisa

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  4. I am in the same place as you! married, no kids yet, unhappy with my job. trying to figure out what to do next. cheers to the adventure! :)

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  5. no mam. Actually, that's not true. I would like to pay off all my credit card debt (approx $35000) by the time I'm 35 (I have 4 years and one month to do that). Student loan repayments aren't even on my radar yet.

    Otherwise, life's wide open :)

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  6. Hi! Thanks for the comment on my blog - did you find out about Blackpool?

    I was going to be a novelist. The rest was just to fill time while I achieved that (not that I have done). If I could go back, I'd put more thought into my Plan B and get a degree which was relevant to things I might actually want to do (journalism? graphic design?), but life seems to have a funny way of sorting itself out for the best regardless...

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