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I had a conversation with a friend the other day about being an adult.  I have a myriad of concerns now that I never had before - how my paychecks translate into rent, bills, and food, what my medical costs are, how stable my job is, whether or not there's beer in the fridge.  I'm also now in a position that won't change unless I take personal initiative, which is such a massive difference from being in school (where you progress continually unless something extreme happens).  It got me thinking: if my life won't change unless I want it to, where would I like to be a year from now?  Two years from now?

In two years and change I'll be turning 25.  That's a significant number - I'm past all the "legal" birthdays, but 25 is a quarter of a century.  People are ESTABLISHED at 25.  Many of them are married.  Most, I think, know what they want to do for a living for the rest of their lives (this is my fantasy, at least).  So I decided to make a list of what I wanted to be true in my life by the time I turn 25.  I think it is a good list; the only problem is that one of the items is "know what I want to do and be in the entry level/beginning stages of doing that."

I have NO IDEA how I want to make a living for the rest of my life.  In vague terms, I would like to work closely with a small number of people, provide a helpful service to others, and, if possible, work from home or on terms that allow me to set my own schedule.  I do not want to own my own business, although I think I would be good at doing the administrative stuff for someone else's small business.  I am about 95% confident that I do not want to go back to school, at least not for more than a year or eighteen months. 

At least I'm thinking about this... I didn't for a long time, and while I don't think that's been detrimental to my life, it is definitely something I need to get worked out for myself.

(Also, two new blog entries since last I told you about it.  Alternative Read)

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