I just finished watching the final series episode of Greek. I am not really sure how I got into the show but I think it was from the 2 weeks while the family was in India. Whenever a show or series ends and the group moves on to the next stage in their life, some part of me tries to understand the stages of life and where I am. There are the classic stages: Elementary, Middle, High, College, First Job, Married, Kids… but then what? How do the stages of life continue to evolve or do the stages of life repeat themselves just through your children? There are lots of events that are still large post these basic stages like new jobs and new homes but I am not really sure if they warrant being called stages in life. What really defines a stage of live. I guess it would be when you have learned enough within the current stage that you can move forward and engage what you have learned at the next level. Each job within my life seems to let me grow and learn and then evolve at the next level and that might be the new definition of stages. So it stops being about time or places but about abstract growth points in your life. Its clear on the professional world as you move through these stages but I wonder what those same growth steps are in the personal world.
As most people that know me should know, I will eventually build and lead a successful company. Once I have reached that stage and have learned from it, what will be the next stage? What stage are you in life today (personal and professional) and what are your definitions of stages?