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Re: What's going on in your life?
« Reply #1290 on: October 07, 2020, 07:29:28 PM »
Well. I quit my job because I found a better one. But I have a 6-month competition clause, so now I'm unemployed and slowly developing cabin fever from being a stay-at-home-dad.

But I bought a new 3D printer and I picked up miniature painting as a hobby, which is a very relaxing non-electronical passtime.

Cool. I used to hang around game store where people painted Warhammer 40k miniatures. As a teen played Mage Knight, which was similar but the figures were prepainted.

Working in a school has been made a nightmare by covid restrictions and having the worst prime minister of all time at the helm.

On the bright side, I'm getting an apartment with my girlfriend soon. :)

I am planning to move in with my partner of 1 year aswell. My only experience living with a female was with a stripper, and er, it wasn't the best. So this should be better I hope.

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Overall things are okay. I am at the same company from my last post, in the trucking industry, and fortunately we have the ability to work from home since March, as the industry is basically completely computerized now. We only deliver frozen food products, and our industry actually got busier after Covid, especially in March/April when people were panic buying food. At the time, truckers had some of the most important jobs in the country, to keep food available in stores, and it felt good to be a part of that.

It's a somewhat small local company and I don't see much opportunity for growth. My career goal is to work in international shipping, so I would like to move on to a bigger company (DHL for example) who does that and make more money. My after tax income is about $28k, not really enough to save up for a house or invest much. Some days I just want to drop it all and say "Fuck it I'll work in finance!".

I'll be 30 in a few months. It doesn't matter to me much. The weirdest thing is how many people I knew from highschool are married with families now. I remember a lot of things, so its a bit hard to let these memories go of people I used to know, and how I will (or should) never see them again. I've been taking counseling for the past few months to help with my relationship and general negative attitude that I think has turned people off.

Excited for the next chapter of my life. I want to move to another city before I start a family.
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Re: What's going on in your life?
« Reply #1291 on: October 08, 2020, 03:51:21 AM »

I'll be 30 in a few months. It doesn't matter to me much. The weirdest thing is how many people I knew from highschool are married with families now.

I'm 44, and there's at least one grandparent from my high school class, and most of the others have children. (I graduated from a small public school of 206 students; there were 46 in my class, which was the smallest of the four classes. The freshman class had around 75 students.)

I don't even have kids yet...though Liz and I are planning on starting this month. She's 38, due to our age we're pretty much getting to the "now or never" stage.
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Re: What's going on in your life?
« Reply #1292 on: October 09, 2020, 06:20:08 AM »
I’m clinging on to the last few months of being 40, my children are 11,9 and 7.  I realised yesterday that my mother was a grandparent by this age through both of my older brothers.  A good few of my classmates have children planning their own weddings some have grandchildren.  This all seems barely credible and I often make a silent humble request of the world to just stop for a bit, give us sunshine and a month of Sunday’s so we can just breath but life seems to move fastest when you’re standing still.

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Re: What's going on in your life?
« Reply #1293 on: October 17, 2020, 03:49:10 AM »

I'm 44, and there's at least one grandparent from my high school class, and most of the others have children. (I graduated from a small public school of 206 students; there were 46 in my class, which was the smallest of the four classes. The freshman class had around 75 students.)

I don't even have kids yet...though Liz and I are planning on starting this month. She's 38, due to our age we're pretty much getting to the "now or never" stage.

I'm still not dead, but I am 40 now. A few flecks of individual grey hairs these days near my temples (right where I wanted them if I was going to get them as luck would have it) as a result of that and I still have the beard, but I'm otherwise in one piece.

I'm one of those older father type folks. After I got married, we started trying a few months later. I was 34 at this point and Mrs. P 32. After 3 years of failure, the twins took hold and were born, I turned 38 the following month. There was no reason, be it medical, social or whatever else you'd put a name to for how long it took, it was just simply bad luck. Some couples have an easier time of it than others, but getting pregnant isn't as easy as the world makes it look. Many of the folks I used to go to school with have older kids, but if I look back, had I had kids when I was in my early 20's, I probably wouldn't have been ready for it. Hell, I'm still learning this parenting thing and I don't always get it right, but they're both healthy and coming along well. One of them is better with their speech, the other is better with their motor skills.

They'll turn 30 in the year 2048, the same year I'll turn 68. It's scary biscuits when I think about it in those terms, but those days are still some way off.

Oh and hello for the first time in about 2.5 years.

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Re: What's going on in your life?
« Reply #1294 on: October 18, 2020, 09:26:46 PM »
Good to see you, Petrarch.

Glad to hear the family's doing well.
All right, I’ve been thinking, when life gives you lemons, don’t make lemonade! Make life take the lemons back! Get mad! I don’t want your damn lemons! What am I supposed to do with these? Demand to see life’s manager! Make life rue the day it thought it could give Cave Johnson lemons! Do you know who I am? I’m the man whose gonna burn your house down – with the lemons! I'm gonna get my engineers to invent a combustible lemon that burns your house down!