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I reckon I'm about 66% succeeding.
I have some good things and some bad things but the good outweigh the bad.
Headphone rule has just been implemented, though. Need new job now.
doesn't necessarily FEEL like that, mind
good money, good social life and a fucking FOX of a girl
*taps foot impatiently*
Anybody who doesn't think this is kidding themselves and is a massive loser anyway.
Everybody will place different weight on diffrent factors. To many peop,e (increasingly, I include myself here) having happiness and freedom in your personal life outweighs the kind of career aspiratoins that either give you a) massive 'kudos' and/ or b) lots of cash.
Somep[eople might see having a family as the most important thing, others might measure their success by how many chicks they can pull, or how they succeed at their hobbies.
You can only go by your gut feeling.
I'm a very cheerful person normally- I've had a fucking shit time in the last two days because of things that have happened to me that our outwith my control, but I've had a little cry and Ive stoppe dbeing a fucking baby about it, and I'm at work and having a social life anf continuing with my plans for the future. Happy, yes. Could be happier, definitely (but I thrive on this latetr feeling, Whenever I feel too smug and settled in my world, I then start to panic that it's all about to go to shit, which it always does, btw, without fail, for everyone at some point.)
better than some i know not as good as others but i've lucked out in getting a job that i may not earn as much at but enjoy a lot more than people i know who earn double what i do
but personally I judge all these office drones and play-it-safers (me included) as fucking losers.
So really, I'm happy with my life and it's full of friends and love (ace) but it's also full of work, and boredom and self pity and not having the balls to quit and go do something I'll end up loving.
or cut down your hours?
you'll regret this in the future
YOU MARK MY WORDS
Because I'm scared.
Imagine FAILING. Also, I'm too lazy to come up with a proper exit strategy.
you cant get anything done without failing a good few times first. you know this already though.
get on it.
Replace the words fail and failing in the above posts with try and trying.
Might make the anus quake less at the thought of doing something else.
if I complained about my quality of life.
but of course, you're quite correct.
job - part time and enjoy it but terrible money
relationship - no
friends - little
cash - low
work/life balance - very good
interests - music
better off out of it
i've got a job and a relationship status and friends and a bit of money and a work/life balance and interests
some people dont have some of them
Good people who i call friends
Perfect amounts of cash
Loads of hobbies
To get me up to 100% would mean moving into London which is on track for January.
+ Got a job I love which ties in with my interests perfectly, a woman I love, a great family, great very long-standing friends, I live in a brilliant city and my life generally has been getting steadily better for the last few years.
- I wish I had more disposable income, I've reached a point where I've got no money and I'm a week from payday YET again and it's getting harder and harder to factor ways to make savings. I'm still absurdly socially awkward for no real reason but that's one of the things that's improved a lot and can hopefully only get better.
In summary - 80% successful
except a relationship
not bad overall I guess
in the same way Rocky was losing in Rocky II. Any minute now life's gonna get cocky and I'm gonna smash it's face in.
Looking forward to starting a new job which should help with general life satisfaction, as my current one has been getting me down. It's a pay cut of almost 10% though, so I'll have to get used to being a bit more careful with money.
Friends, home etc are all fine. The total lack of anything on the relationship front is the only main sticking point. I also wish I could be more successful at losing weight / keeping it off.
you are a man obsessed
no job, lots of friends but they're far away, single for a year and a half, very little cash
I am well educated, well adjusted and positive though, so I doubt i'll be failing for too long. I'm a winner in a low ebb, is all.
Life.. Your whole life is changes.
You go through changes in your life.
One second, you got it made.
Next second you're down in the dumps.
And it goes back and forth throughout your whole life.
One second you got the most beautiful girl in the world,
Next second you don't even have a girlfriend no more.
And it goes back and forth and back and forth, you know?
And this is life, man, it's changes.
This is what you gotta go through throughout your whole lifetime.
And it goes back and forth and back and forth, you know?
All my friends are in London
No love life
Spend money like water
2 mentally challenged housemates who are pretty much children Im having to guide through the maze of life
But I get to go and drink all the time without being nagged about nappies, mortgages, responsibility, car tax, turning up to band practices blah blah blah so I'd say about 100%
but one who I <3
Not perfect, but I'm doing alright by most standards.
(having my fortnightly 0 days since a DiSer)
other than relationship & work/life balance.
so 66% failing atm, although relationship probably deserves a bigger share, so 55% failing, maybe.
My girlfriend’s great but everything else is a bit shitty. Fuck knows what she’s doing knocking around with me.
Two years into a boring adminish job, with seemingly no way into anything different. Been spreading applications round town, but not a sausage yet. I don’t even really know what I want to do.
No savings, little-to-no disposable income every month.
Two years into living in a City where I don’t know a single person other than my GF, and all my friends and family being hundreds of miles away.
I’ve never travelled really, and I can’t drive.
I did find a two pound coin in my drawer at work today, so it’s not all bad.
(Nothing like a good moan to bring me out of lurkerdom)
Although how I actually FEEL about it on a week to week basis is a different matter. Most weeks I'm pretty chipper, some I'm in a bit of a malaise, some I'm miserable about something or other... but that's what life is, right guys?
No money, no girl, no life. Just problems, solitude and strife.
That's got to be worth more than 20%.
BUT I HAVE CHANGED MY MIND BACK AGAIN. Something is about to happen to me, something sdignificant, i can FEEL it. and I think it will happen here or will com emy way around here. If that makes sense. Something is about to change and the universe is just religning itself to wait for that occurrence.
^ I don't believe any of this. My friend does 'angel card' readings and she called me to tell me this was what was happening to me this week :'DDD Bless her.
But it'll probably only mean a larger group of people to be socially incompetent around, and in sexier locations.
everyone keeps telling me i need a 'proper' job but i'm not unhappy with my current job, and i have an interview tomorrow for a promotion that i'm fairly confident i'll get so all's ok there as far as i'm concerned.
but i have enough money, shit loads of friends, plenty of stuff to go do when i'm not being lazy to stimulate my interests. my work life balance isn't bad, i start and finish work late most of the time but i also choose my own shifts so i can fit them around other stuff i'm doing.
i don't have a relationship but i don't want one. and i'm always meeting new people so i don't doubt that if decided i really wanted one i'd have a reasonable chance of finding one.
i'm gonna go with 90% - not perfect but i really don't complain.
The company and people I work for are great, but my job's been getting me down until very recently. I've been looking to leave it for the past 12-18 months but finding my options very limited (including being given the run-around by one company for 3 months...). There's a strong chance I'll get the move I've been angling for in January though, and with that in mind my day-to-day work now is alright. Christmas bonus soon as well!
Got lots of very good friends, here in London and further afield. All good there. No relationship, not much been going on there for a few months but that's no biggie.
I earn enough to enjoy myself in London and save a little each month, which with my bonus should give me a neat little savings pot soon.
Work/life balance and interests are pretty much spot on. Got plenty of time to do what I want.
Overall = Good. Potentially excellent in a few months.
(That was pretty cathartic, really)
relationship status: no
cash monies: no
work/life balance: don't really understand....
I think living and succeeding are probably mutually exclusive for me.
Actually, there's no 'things' listed. Things are important right? It's not really the same as 'interests'. I have lots of awesome things. I'm going to include "things: lots" as well then. Better :-)
1.got a career job, bit boring, but it's not bad really
2.got a 2nd fun job drawing shit
3.got lots of lovely friends and a sexy wife - heeeeeeeeeeeeellooooooooo
4.got a kid on the way
5.due to point 2 I will still be occasionally allowed to gigs to sell posters.
6. I can cook awesome meals.
Aside being a bit skint, it's all good.
In your face world.
relationship status - single, pretty much always
friends - pretty decent amount of good mates, lots more acquaintances and potential-good-mates
money - not great now but should be ok next year
work/life balance - ok now, will probably be worse next year
interests - several
Yeah I'm doing ok. Could be better but at least there's stuff to aim for.
New job isn't that well paid but actually will boost my career because of the project management side of things. Then I can use that to do something better paid when the contract ends.
Live in London (which I love), have great friends (although I do miss all my Brighton friends to be honest), have a good social life.
Maybe I could be a bit more pro-active in my love life, but it's not totally moribund. I tend to talk too much about my future plans rather than actually do. I need to change that.
I'd say about 60% succeeding. Should be better though. Just need the DRIVE man.
Job: I like what I do and hit the one-year mark yesterday, but the workload is ridiculous and feel overwhelmed sometimes. I know it's all good experience though, especially as I've been trained up on new software, which will help me in future jobs. Planning on leaving in 6 months to go travelling anyway, so I've just got to suck it up for a bit longer. Bit worries about finding another job when I get back, but I don't want to be an office drone for the next 40 years and play it safe, growing ever more restless with my lack of adventure so I'm just going to take the plunge.
Friends are fantastic, although my 'back home' friends from when I was growing up have faded into the background a bit. I've organised a meal for a few weeks time as a sort of catch-up evening but no one seems that bothered. Got an amazing group of mates in London though, so all's good.
Relationship: None and haven't had anything going on in that department for almost a year and a half, but I'm not in that place and looking for anything.
Money: My job pays fairly well, my rent's cheap and I walk to work so am able to put some away every month. Even started a language evening class with what I've saved which is one of those things I'd put on my mental 'life to-do list' a while back. Gotta save like a mother for travelling next year, though.
So all in all, pretty good, although could always be better.
Crap job + lost relationship.
Now I'm back as a student, studying something I love.
No GF, but I'm getting to meet lots of new people everyday - so it won't be forever, right? (RIGHT?!)
I've lots less cash, but I can still afford a beer now and then.
My new flat amd flatmates are cool - and I'm picky so this is a huge win.
But, I am sitting alone in the library on DiS at 11pm. So in many ways I'm almost certainly failing badly.
the answer changes every time you ask
one thing I've learned this year though is that you cannot take ANYTHING for granted - things can disappear in an instant so...
in sum - variable
the next three ywars will decide wether I become a fully paid up member of society, marriage, kds, mortgage etc or slide head long into self imposed lonliness and insanity.
It really could go either way
although i think the following could make it into a massive win.
.learning to drive
.actually finishing one of my script/comic/novel/essay ideas
.moving out from the folks. i bloody love my house, but man's gotta move on yo. can't be 26 and still living at home. despite the sky +, underfloor heating, extravagant shower, etc etc. i should probably slump off into some cold infested rat-hole for the good of my dignity.
.fully functioning hair follicles
and obviously my shit dead-end minimum-wage retail job.
it was the ol' one year anniversary with my girlfriend yesterday... and who would have thought i'd be saying THAT when i kept making those threads about dating websites/girls being sick on me/ my crippling loneliness, etc etc.
Clearly getting off the internet works!
at formatting bullet points on a forum has failed dismally. -0.3.
thanks for this thread D:
then power-bombing him from the top of a Steel Cage
through a table of flaming thumb tacks
blowjob from lita later
wipe me dry with socko
relationship status: good
friends: no worse than normal
cash monies: fine
work/life balance: fine but lots that needs doing outside work
interests: suffering as a result of life stage
i'd say 72% winning
Another part of my life seems to go wrong.
My job is great most of the time. I'm living on my own, love it and in a lovely part of London.
I have a fantastic bunch of friends.
I've been working out and feel much better.
Stage fright has gone a bit.
Relationship? I haven't been with anyone really since March officially and I haven't been on a date for a while.
I suppose actually things are quite good. Just tired all the time.
I'm lying in bed alone coughing up some sort of green slime, sending my CV and a description of how I 'love working in retail!!!!!' to shit shops that I hate whilst my flatmates girlfriend sings some My Chemical Romance song really badly and loudly in the room next to me.
All in all, fucking fantastic.
band/music: totally satisfying
writing: going great
money: better than it has been but still not good
dayjob: meh but yeah can be cool sometimes
gave up fags and no longer drink like life is one long hilarious suicide attempt
that's decent i reckon.
i take great pleasure in small and simple things - but i had to train myself to do so.
i could lose some weight though...such a fat mug...
but yeah - potentially only ever a couple of paydays away from the streets so persepective is important...