Last night I was talking about life with some really smart, really good friends. We started talking about "it". . .you know, "it". . .when you make it. . .when you've gotten to where you want to be.
I looked at my friends and said, "It isn't something static. My 'it' is a moving target, it's not the same today as it was a year ago."
Going to college and coming of age in the late 80's/early 90's, we had a goal. Graduate college, get a job, make a lot of money, eventually get married and have a family. You went to college with a purpose - to be a Journalist, an Accountant, a History Teacher. There didn't seem to be any options - this was the path I was on and everyone I knew was on. There was always the military and a few other options, but seriously there was one main path.
I don't know about you, but life doesn't seem so clear cut these days. First of all there's a lot less money for kids to go to college. Those graduation jobs are elusive and don't pay what many recent grads expect. Marriage and family? Maybe. Is it just because I am older (maybe even wiser?)?
Perhaps it's just a mid-life crossroad or reflection on my part. But my past "it", the one I always thought I wanted. . .isn't anywhere near what my "it" is right now. The "it" I have right now, the me of 1995 couldn't even imagine would be a possibility or something I would want.
I guess what I'm saying is "Don't Go Chasin Waterfalls". . .that "it" that you've been after. . .may not REALLY be what you want.
What's your "it" right now?
catch you soon -