Today's topic: In Between
I feel like we're always "in between" goals in life. We see our family and MI friends once a year and everyone asks the same question, "So what are you guys up to?" The answer is always somehow related to a goal we're working on reaching.
"Well, Matt graduates law school next year, so we'll be looking for a job!"
"Well, Matt graduated law school now and has a job in Chicago. But it's only a one-year-long position!"
"Well, Matt got a job in Michigan, but it's only for 1-3 years, so we'll move again for a bit, then see where life takes us after that!"
Most of our friends aren't doing the gypsy-thing and they have stable lives and homes where they don't switch doctors a few times a year and they have more than one 1.5 person couch because they don't move much, and they don't use upside-down milk crates as nightstands because instead of renting U-hauls, they spend their money on nice furniture.
We're always in between, but I honestly sometimes like it. We're always working towards something big and grandiose. We're chasing our wildest dreams in an on-the-road adventure. We pack light (except for our books, cough, cough), and we don't get attached to material things. Sometimes I awkwardly ask my stable friends, "So...what are your, like, five year goals and stuff?" I want to know what people who aren't moving every 9 months strive toward. One day, that will be us. When we aren't so in-between.
Dang, five minutes is fast.