My life in a minute: I recently graduated from university with a B.Eng and I'm working with an engineering firm in Calgary. I'm from Newfoundland (around 6000km from Calgary), I live with my boyfriend (who i love very much), in a city that i love. I owe 25k on a student line of credit. We're paying $1k a month in rent. Here's my question - what do you do when you're stuck in between the 'fun-loving, hard-working university student' stage and the 'established well-off, hard-workign money maker' that you know you're going to be? What do I do to get there? What's most important at this point? The reason that I ask is because I need to decide what, if anything, to change about my life right now. I'm gradually paying off my debt, gaining experience as a junior engineer... but what should i be focusing on? Paying off my debt before i "start" my life? Gaining experiencing at work? Enjoying life? It's confusing because I don't want to wait to have all the wonderful things in life - a home, a car, a family, children... i can't explain why i'm in such a hurry... is that normal? Any comments?