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Millhouse Feb 2nd 2017 8:47 am

How happy and settled are you with life
 
All this talk of a mid-life crisis etc. combined with economic gloom, got me thinking - how happy are you?

Anonymous poll - and for those that are happy , what makes you so, and for those that are not... a little place to share if you want to.

Millhouse Feb 2nd 2017 8:52 am

Re: How happy and settled are you with life
 
I put very - have a good job, great boss, stable and supportive home life and a real sense of purpose. Very much looking forward to the future.

Wasn't always this way mind, but age brings some experience on how to handle this stuff - and what to care and not care about.

Big_Show Feb 2nd 2017 9:13 am

Re: How happy and settled are you with life
 
Well I definitely need a change. And in four weeks' time I get one!

weasel decentral Feb 2nd 2017 9:25 am

Re: How happy and settled are you with life
 
Generally happy with my lot, on the plus side I have a pretty varied life and my default setting is to be fairly laid back and calm. I have no financial worries either short or long term so that's good.
On the negative side, I suffer from rootlessness and have a low boredom tolerance so I fear for a future where I'll always need to be moving to the next thing and can't be settled with one place or person.

Deep for a Thursday afternoon :)

DXBtoDOH Feb 2nd 2017 9:45 am

Re: How happy and settled are you with life
 
I put in Yup. Life is mostly good even though I'm in Qatar :unsure:

But I know it's only for a year or so and I'll move on and the money isn't shabby. I've done well professionally and financially and have reasonable expectations of doing better. Life isn't perfect and there are things I'm likely to never have but I've come to terms with it. I don't dwell on the what ifs or regrets.

jam25mack Feb 2nd 2017 9:47 am

Re: How happy and settled are you with life
 
I'm kind of in inbetween the second and the third, however, hopefully (if something comes off - which is looking like it will) I will be the first one relatively soon.

All in all though, I have a decent and secure job, my health, close family, good friends and the ability to travel when I want to, so you can't really ask much more than that. I'm currently single (but playing the game) and meeting someone special would be great, however, i'm not the type to be desperate or depressed about it.

Scamp Feb 2nd 2017 9:50 am

Re: How happy and settled are you with life
 
The only reason it isn't the top one is that I'm not getting sucked into a false sense of security.

Life's sneaky like that...

co durham boy Feb 2nd 2017 10:00 am

Re: How happy and settled are you with life
 
I'm getting tired of it all lately , it's a constant theme over may years .

AdamLM Feb 2nd 2017 11:35 am

Re: How happy and settled are you with life
 
Life is mostly good. Pretty happy with the way things are going for me, things seem to be picking up also I believe.

The only thing that bothers me is in which direction I can take my career :/

Miss Ann Thrope Feb 4th 2017 5:57 am

Re: How happy and settled are you with life
 

Originally Posted by weasel decentral (Post 12168626)
Generally happy with my lot, on the plus side I have a pretty varied life and my default setting is to be fairly laid back and calm. I have no financial worries either short or long term so that's good.
On the negative side, I suffer from rootlessness and have a low boredom tolerance so I fear for a future where I'll always need to be moving to the next thing and can't be settled with one place or person.

Deep for a Thursday afternoon :)

This...

UKCityGent Feb 5th 2017 4:21 am

Re: How happy and settled are you with life
 

Originally Posted by co durham boy (Post 12168665)
I'm getting tired of it all lately , it's a constant theme over may years .


+1.


Its been 9 years since I have been in the sandpit known as Kuwait. This is the longest I have ever lived in a country (after the age of 7) and the longest I have ever been in a role (previous record was 4 years!). 2017 is definitely the year to move both or retire !

Bob Feb 6th 2017 10:13 pm

Re: How happy and settled are you with life
 
Not had to murder anyone yet, so I'll say it's going pretty good...

mission Feb 8th 2017 9:27 am

Re: How happy and settled are you with life
 
Yup. Life is mostly good
Work is good, money is good (Alhumdulillaah) - the only downer is I lost 3 of my closets friends out here who I use to hang out with all the time (lost as in each of them moved back to their respective home countries - one got married, one resigned and one got made redundant) and so I had a great social life....now, not so much.

TheShed Feb 8th 2017 9:36 am

Re: How happy and settled are you with life
 

Originally Posted by mission (Post 12174182)
Yup. Life is mostly good
Work is good, money is good (Alhumdulillaah) - the only downer is I lost 3 of my closets friends out here who I use to hang out with all the time (lost as in each of them moved back to their respective home countries - one got married, one resigned and one got made redundant) and so I had a great social life....now, not so much.

What she said - I am generally very happy indeed except that most of my closest friends (c. 60%) have left in the last 18 months and I just don't like the newbies.

Scamp Feb 8th 2017 9:50 am

Re: How happy and settled are you with life
 

Originally Posted by TheShed (Post 12174185)
What she said - I am generally very happy indeed except that most of my closest friends (c. 60%) have left in the last 18 months and I just don't like the newbies.

Weird, us too. Best friends here went last year. Another goes this year. I've stopped working with a couple more and see them rarely now.


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