At uni, I used to date a girl who was all about the ambition. Get to the next level of whatever. It wasn't even money, but movement. I was more about doing something I liked.
I distinctly remember the following conversation:
Me: What if I just wanted to be a high school English teacher? What if that's what made me happy?
Her: That would be FINE with me. [PAUSE] And then after some time, maybe you'd get to be principal.
EDIT: to be clear, this was about careers, not personal growth.
I don’t know my ass from elbow in D&D, is that good? I’m assuming from the other comments it’s good, if so, congrats!
My girlfriend is ambitious and fights for what she wants... and I feel aimless yet somewhat content. So far this aspect of our relationship has been pretty well balanced, though it's tough to make long term plans, especially around moving to a new city. Right now she wants to move to LA or California in general because she believes she will thrive there. I'm not crazy about the idea, but I have no real reasons to back it up. Plus she has moved for me once before. So it's not as though we are taking turns moving where the other person wants, but in a way it is sort of my turn to sacrifice a little and defer to her needs.
Just needed to get this out there, as it's a recent development. Thanks for listening. Any (not shitty) advice is appreciated.
Edit: thanks for all the fantastic input reddit, it's been nice experiencing your caring side. I'll keep reading all comments and try to respond to more tomorrow.
Man I can't wait to get to higher levels in my current DnD campaign. I've never played past level 4 and I'm having so much fun with my Bard.