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Dec 02, 2009 17:25 # 46635

ginsterbusch *** wants to know...

8 Years later

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I've been scamming and crawling through the forums, just to come up with this topic (again I guess ;)). Seems like 20 years ago when I first signed up at the then-new NAO. The time of me studying applied computer science in Göppingen in 2003 looks so far away to me, too; like 10 or 15 years ago, but it's been just 6 years ago when I closed all of this down.

Today, I'm a total different person. Even the time of maybe 2 - 3 years ago looks so far away. Kinda freakish, if you think about this. I've evolved during the last 4 years more than I have between the age of maybe 12 to 25.

Right now, I'm at the begin of a relationship where I am the person who has to stay grown-up and serious (uuuh .. forget about the last one - doesn't work with me :D). It's the complete opposite like with my former relationship, where I was somewhat being led by my beloved one, who was the one who had a definite goal for her life. Now I am somewhat this person - I do not have "THE" major plan for the rest of my life, but definitely some goals I want to achieve during the next 5 to 10 years.

Guess I'm getting old(er) ;)

cu, w0lf.

beards are cool. every villain has one!

Dec 02, 2009 20:57 # 46636

null agrees...

Re: 8 Years later

Goals are always a good thing to have. May I ask what yours are?

When life hands you a lemon, that's 40% of your RDA of vitamin C taken care of.

Dec 03, 2009 02:36 # 46638

ginsterbusch *** has all the information you need...

Re: 8 Years later

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Goals are always a good thing to have. May I ask what yours are?

Of course. No harm done in telling them ;)

I've got, as told above, several ones as follows:

a) Getting my freelancing job properly off the ground (in a professional way) - till a specific point in 5 years, where I'll accept offers for fulltime employment again (if they're pretty lucrative and based on my terms).

b) Paying off all of my debts - this probably will take me at least a year, if not two. I've got several ones, the biggest is thanks to the forced health insurance in Germany, ie. starting from January 1st of 2008, everyone has to have a health insurance, no matter if he needs / wants one or not, thus I have to pay about 150 - 200 euro per month for NO service!
Last time I had something really strong damaging my health was about 5 years ago; although I've got several little ailments, I'm basically healthy as a horse.

c) Based on a) and b), I want to maintain a straight path of my life, including proper food habits (ie. not eating junk food or rather unhealthy crap anymore). The latter one is something I'm already heavily working on ;)

These problems I mention in here are basically the cause why my last relationship broke apart and why I'm still struggling to maintain a kind of life standard. I simply want to do stuff like going to pubs, concerts and festivals during the weekend, get some small-time holidays, talk heavily with folks or visiting far-off friends, acquaintances and relatives. Also I'm turning 30 next year - then I want to look back and see that I accomplished at least something till then and not just have been struggling to survive.

All of this won't happen if I stick to my old paths and ways. That's what I got those goals for - to get out of them, to significantly change the way I've been struggling to survive and instead lead a life (plainly speaking: "zu leben anstatt nur zu überleben!").

cu, w0lf.

beards are cool. every villain has one!

This post was edited by ginsterbusch on Dec 03, 2009.


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