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success stories to motivate or funny failures pls :)
but usually I just like the way I am. If I want to do something I will do it when I have no other distractions whatsoever...Eg this easter I will be working heavily on my fitness and revision. I fins the mental and physical work go well together hand in hand. Nothing better than the calm countryside surroundings to acheive these things. FOR 3 WEEKS ASWELL! I haven't been at my parents home and not been working full time for aaages now.
1) Been signed to a label with my sixth form band (which was called "Sixth Form") by the age of 19.
2) Become a pub manager by the age of 20 (I remained at bar staff level until my untimely dismissal last year).
3) Had my script made into a television show by the age of 21 (I think it's still on a disk, with one scene written, in the attic somewhere).
4) Found a new job within a week of my untimely dismissal (I've so far managed to pick up scrappy temp jobs here and there in between signing on for the last nine months).
Basically I'm rubbish.
1) Quit Uni due to crippling shyness and a shite course at 18, went to go back but then my Mother developed breast cancer. Stil lhaven't gone back and I've just turned 30.
2) Dealt with shyness and selt esteem issues, by having therapy which helped.
3) Later, whilst unemployed slipped back into old ways, and developed quite nasty panic attacks.
4) Finally conquered them , three or four years ago, with the power of positive thinking!
5) Got a job and got promoted twice in two years. Got stuck in a rut.
6) Got a new job with better money. Now in the same aformentioned rut.
7) Having the makings of an early midlife crisis, want to go to Uni or do something reckless while I still have the chance. Working towards saving for that now.
Life eh? It's certainly a bumpy ride.
I have no money = I have no life.
has been going on for 'yonks'.
only to look back and realise I've been setting myself the wrong ones this whole time.
You're being far too hard on yourself :( What do you think your goals should have been? Hindsight is a wonderful thing, in retrospect (badoom tish!) but it's a bit of a waste of time feeling sad or overly-poignant about things which a) seemed like the best idea at the time and b) have actually taken your life on a path where things are actually all starting to come together for you, and still at a good young age :)
Cheer up! You're nice.
and have been for about the last 6 months. On paper, it looks like if I were to die tomorrow, I'd be going out as a high achiever. BUT, I'm aware that with most things in life, as in football- you're only as good as your last game. Continuing the analogy, I'm having a fairly shit season, and my team are a bit like bloody Hull, so i'm really considering taking up a new sport. My job frustrates me and I feel trapped by it, but I'm drowning in inertia and can't quite focus on making changes just yet. I'm beginning to wonder, hmmmm, ODn't know actually.
BOO FUCKING HOO.
SAFETY WINK. ;-)
i don't tend to set very specific goals though. just like "yeah i guess maybe it would be cool to do this or that at some point later on down the road"
Finished uni summer before last, decided to take a year off to record an album with my band. Did that, but then during last year it looked like the band (live, at least) thing was grinding to a halt. Still wanting a career in music, I decided that by the end of '09 I'd have made some in-roads towards working for a label.
After applying to LOADS of different jobs/schemes, I managed to get an internship at Warner over the summer, and from that (and a lot of good luck), managed to trick them into giving me a job in September!
Now planning to have my own little DIY label setup by the end of the year, though frankly I've done nothing towards that yet...
However, day-to-day things like cutting out smoking, drinking, and spending what little money I have on crap, I'm rubbish at!
trying to stop eating so much cake, no
quit smoking first try, follow any plans i make to the letter, make mental check lists ALL THE TIME. im making one right now for a shop later.
basically, in all aspects APART FROM WHERE ALCOHOL IS CONCERNED. i know when to stop (roughly speaking), but, uh, yeah.
4/5 years or so
hows your second attempt going? ARE YOU USING THE 'DOOD THAT KICKS ARSE METHOD'?
but the depression is mostly offset by the joy that I feel when I see your user-name.
I NEED a dachshund. I saw a sausage-puppy today when I was having a fag outside my office. I lunged at it for an embrace, but it was startled and its owner tutted and fell to the floor to snatch it up to safety, before scuttling off, looking back over his shoulder, muttering. Hmmm, sad again.
except this one looks happy enough. Mine looked like it wanted rescuing by a bored office-worker on a break.
I get to see my pugs in about 68 hours. Yes, it's a v excited countdown! It's almost as good as getting to work tomorrow and discovering that the sausage-puppy's owner has realised that it loves me more, and has dropped it off for me.
My main goals was to get out of living in the back of a van, to get a job I loved, to play lots of gigs with my band and to stop pining over my ex. I have achieved 2 out of 4 of those.
I will work on this... just as soon as I finish this dissertation.