1. Be a primary author/editor of a textbook in my field
2. Inspire lots of students to hopefully go on and do greater things than me
3. Not fuck up our kid too much (just a bit, because you know, that's what kids are for)
-- Have enough in my 401K to live on.
-- Beach house would be nice (provided they build a high-speed train from here to the Jersey Shore).
-- Grandkids maybe but I'm holding my breath on that one.
Those sound so bland and unambitious. I find myself with a real lack of ambition lately. I've reached every goal that I had for myself -- school/career/marriage/house/raising our kid -- and I haven't really found anything new to strive for. I'm not complaining, far from it, but I'm not sure how to deal with being happy.
1. I just want to finish my nap without a lotta rugrats banging around down there.
2. Could you put a muzzle on those kids, I'm trying to get something accomplished here!
3. Aw, facryinoutloud, I'm coming! Can't anyone do anything for themselves around here?
1. I don't honestly expect to be alive at 65.
2. If I am alive, I'll be working; I don't expect to get much out of Social Security or my nonexistent IRA.
3. I'm not much for accomplishments or milestones: nothing I do is ever finished, and I don't believe in patting myself on the back.