Sometimes I feel like I’m fighting with my life. I feel like the events happening around me are constantly pushing me away from where I had planned to be going. I feel like there’s never enough time to do all the things I want to do as well as all the things I need to do. Unfortunately, the needs always have to come before the wants. It just stresses me out to think about all the things I could be doing and ends up just slowing me down even more, but it’s hard not to feel like life is cruising along at top speed. Every moment counts and you have to have yourself focused on the things you’re trying to achieve. I guess the trick is making sure you don’t forget to notice all the things you already have achieved.

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  1. Yeah…
    > Sometimes I feel like I’m fighting with my life. I feel like the events

    > happening around me are constantly pushing me away from where I
    > had planned to be going.

    You’re not alone – I think that most of us suffer from this from time to time. I know that I sometimes look back on the last several years and wonder what sort of impact I’ve had on the world (not much), what direction I’m headed in (more or less where I’m at now, probably), etc. It gets kind of depressing sometimes.

    As I get older, the feeling that life is short becomes more and more pronounced. My 25th birthday last year was a bit depressing for me, for this reason: It’s a pretty arbitrary date, but I guess I had hoped to have done more by now. The combination of busy-ness and lazy-ness have taken their toll, all while the years tick by…

    > I guess the trick is making sure you don’t forget to notice all the things
    > you already have achieved.

    Definitely. I’m not sure what your particular goals are, but my hope is to one day start up my own small business, be moderately successful at it, and live in comfort because of it. These are things that you’ve done, and at a younger age than I am now (admittedly you had help, but that doesn’t diminish the achievements made).

    (I guess I’m a sucker for the “American dream”, in this respect. Much better than being a wage slave for RandomBigCompany, Inc. Anyone who breaks from that mold
    is on the right track, I think.)

    It’s also important not to ignore the relationships you’ve developed – your friends and loved ones. That’s probably the #1 thing that keeps me going through the less-than-ideal times – it’s something that (with some attention) will never go away, and has the potential to be a lot more meaningful than any of the more tangible achievements.

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