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I’m turning 30 in a few months and don’t know wtf I want to do with my life. This hits home, but what do I do to find what I want to do in life? I’m well liked and am in the fast track in my job but I hate it most days and it’s really the main driver of everything in my life such as happiness, energy for hobbies, outlook on life, et.

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I personally am at Deloitte for the challenge and resume building and developing as a professional. I will never make PPMD nor do I aspire to. And I feel within a year I will move onto the next building block. I say do what you can envision yourself doing for the next 20 years. It takes a system of behaviors but also interest and drive to keep you interested day over day. I personally want to get involved in improving social issues and understanding of racial and tribal issues, and possibly might go for education in psychology.

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I’m about to jump to industry myself. I found a big company that has a specialty group which I am hoping will keep it from being boring. It’s also a huge comp increase and likely will be less of a grind after I get acclimated. The comp increase will allow me to pay off all my debt in 4 years and then I plan to reevaluate what I want to do. Just have a short term goal and focus on that. Nothing has to be permanent.

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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again I do not miss in PA the obsession with age and job Title Look I don’t know what to tell you but after 7 years of working I’ve learned work is one small part

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It’s normal. There’s no “right” answer. Just what works for you right now. Most people try to have a plan, think long term, etc. because it’s easier to think about it in bite sized pieces. We put people on a linear path from an early age where there’s always clearly defined next steps - HS graduation > College > Working > Retire - but life isn’t linear. If you quit your job you can go back. If you don’t get married in your 20s or 30s you can still in your 40s or beyond. That kind of thing. Do what feels right at the time you are doing it and try to align it to any career, mental health, family, travel, etc. goals you may have right now. That’s the best you can do. Otherwise, you’ll find yourself on a linear track and it’ll all make sense until you reach the end and realize none of it mattered.

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I’m not going to say that life ends at 25, because it doesn’t. However, I will say that life is a whole lot smoother if you already have a reliable, loving spouse and life/career goals already in mind and in motion around that time. I say that to say this - don’t just let years pass you by because you were just going through the motions with the attitude of “I’ll figure it out eventually”. Take charge of your life.

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Figure out what you want to do. Can you make your job workable? Can you switch companies for it to be enjoyable or is it the industry?

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By appearance partner is but at these large firms even though you have the title, you still have minimal power. Still have annual comp adjustment meetings and such. It’s a weird setup.

I have had a few hard working people tell me that their 30s and 40s were better than their 20s. I would think that is because these individuals (now CEOs, regional leaders, real estate tycoons, etc.) say this because they spent those years learning as much as they could and gave more of themselves to their jobs and building relationships. Work hard in your 20s so that you can pursue things you find interesting in your 30s and 40s. I personally am finding the whole “the 20s are supposed to be the best decade of your life, don’t worry about working too hard and try to experience as much fun as you can” mantra to be ill advised and only setting up for your 30s and 40s to be financially stressful, especially if you’re expecting children in those years.

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You seem like you're on the right track at work meaning that if you stay at your current job, things should go well for you. You just have to decide whether you want to stay in public accounting or not. It might be a good idea to start applying for industry jobs and see if you find any that you like. If you don't find an industry job you like, maybe the universe is telling you to stay in public accounting. I feel pretty confident that I want to stay in public accounting unless it looks like I'll never make PPMD but I enjoy the work overall. Hours are crazy yes but I like audit.

Who acts like life ends at 25? Wtf

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