While chatting the other day, an interesting topic popped up: the lives we wanted for ourselves when we graduated high school/were in university as opposed to now. It got me wondering how I stacked up to what my younger self wanted. Had I met any of those goals? Had any of those goals shifted?
And so, I asked myself some questions:
H.S. Grad/Uni Student
Degree: Economics & Finance
Residence: London or Hong Kong
Housing: Brick Apartment or Brownstone w/ a view
Career: International Business
Marital Status: Single
Was the Goal Met?
Sort of? Solely economics
Nope. Never made it to brick, unfortunately.
I mean…in a way?
Current Self’s Goal
Degree: Nope. No Master’s plans
Residence: I’m happy where I am
Housing: Earth-sheltered home w/ a natural pool
Career: Data Analytics
Marital Status: Married
I have to say, the most interesting thing I realized was younger me really only cared about fundamentals. It seems I simply wanted to reach a certain point and that was it…In a way, it’s nice to know I wasn’t hung up on countless details considering how much I liked to plan (
and still do).
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