Lately I have been thinking about the next chapter in my life and where it is going to take me. I was speaking to my dad and he remarked “you have worked very hard to be where you are”. I never actually thought about it before but since he mentioned it, the words have stayed with me. I am now at the crossroad where I am thinking what is the next path on this life journey and I am honestly not sure. As someone who has always been methodical in thinking, usually having a plan and very driven towards pursuits this is putting me in a completely different space and adapting is proving to be very difficult.
On the financial front, things are going well. I have been diligently saving over the years and increasing my income and sources of income to where I am feeling less anxious about finances. There is still some work to do in the investing front and I am trying to be a bit more methodical in my investing and make my assets work harder to generate revenue. My personality is quite conservative in this area so I am trying to balance that with the asset working harder part.
Personal ventures have been doing ok. I need to devote some more time to the businesses for them to achieve their full potential and that may include outsourcing some of the tasks. I have made it one of my objectives for this year to put some work into developing more this area. On the work front things have been busy and I have been working on new projects and expanding my knowledge base. I do get overly anxious sometimes but this is a personality flaw so I will classify this area as a B.
To be brutally honest, I would say I don’t have much of a personal life 😐 Between the time spent working on the job and personal ventures I have not devoted real time and energy in developing personal relationships. I can literally count on one hand the amount of people I can say are friends and I have not devoted much time to nurture these relationships or develop new ones. I enjoy traveling and have been doing quite a bit more over the years but sometimes solo travel can sometimes be quite lonely since you have no one to share some of your memorable experiences with. On the other hand it is great since you don’t have to compromise on things you want to do and places you want to go (that is the selfish person talking 🙂 ). It would be nice to have a few like minded friends but I am not sure I want to put in the effort for the search. Maybe I just secretly enjoy being an introverted recluse, I guess I would have to figure it out.
After writing out all this, I am still no closer to defining the next chapter. Getting some of my thoughts out without fear of judgement (yet) feels great but I feel like I still need to do a lot more introspection to come up with the answer to what’s next.
Have you ever been at the stage where you don’t have the answer to the question “What’s next?” in your life? Share your thoughts and suggestions.