I wanted respect, prestige, money… my parents and friends to think highly of me.
I wanted to be an actuary.
But after interviewing a few of them (for a book I wrote), I realised that would be too dull for me.
So then, I wanted to be a trader in the City…
I went for a job at BP, and a seperate apprenticeship.
I got the apprenticeship… but it was a bum offer so I said no.
Then I marketed a finance company.
Then a tech startup.
And I’ve mellowed out a lot.
I don’t really give a monkeys about doing something prestigious because I’ve found those people tend to be bored and pompous.
And now do copywriting for software companies…
I don’t want to do this forever. After my gap year, I think I will set up a business of some sort.
My point is we all zig zag.
We’re like the pinball in the machine.
Bing bing bing!
And we all change, all the time.
We learn more about ourselves.
We’re in flux.
… always aiming to be better, more excited and happier.
And we’re often wrong about the future.
We presume that things will stay as they are right now.
But your desires, your hopes, your dreams, your ambitions…
They change a lot more than you expect.
But what does it matter?
… as long as you enjoy the journey there?