Re: Anyone else ever \"lost their way\" in life?
I'll never forget that cop, like 15 years ago, telling me: "Son, if you live to be 25, you'll probably turn into an upstanding citizen".....He he he he,
I can't really say as I've ever been truly lost, I spent a few years spinnin' my tires, but it seemed I was always making a little bit of progress.....
I've got a couple buddies that were lost for a long time, spent thousands of dollars and tried several different things, and still never figured it out til they were 30 years old, or older. I went right into Community College right out of highschool in '93, and as strange as it is, I stuck with my trade almost the whole time.....but I tried to swerve away from it a few times, and ended up staying. I tried management, thinking thats where it was at, but it wasn't for me.....I'm a follower, not a leader.
I think, and maybe this is just me, but you have to pick something, and stick with it......nothing ever seems like its much fun, or very interesting....but you have to pay your dues, put in your time, do the sh!t work at the bottom of the ladder, and it pays off, believe me.....but you have to have ambition, it's not where you're at, its where your going that you need to think about.
When I was 25, which wasn't that long ago by the way, I just turned 32, I was a fukken train wreck, bills, women troubles, smashed cars, trouble with johnny law, etc, etc....and quit a good job to move back home, started all over again, from scratch, and I do mean scratch, and by the time I was 27, I was that upstanding citizen the cop had told me I'd be many years before.
You're only 25, thats nothing....you've got lotsa time to figure sh!t out, but IMHO, start thinkin' bout what ya wanna do, pick it, and force yourself to stay with it, and it'll work out. You've only just begun. Even at 32, I still tell people that I didn't grow up til I was 25.