Building your life, believe it or not, is a lot like building a house. It’ll take your whole life to build, often you’ll be building it alone and often you’ll be building it with others, and you’’’ remodel it from time to time as you go along. What’s important to do though is understanding how you’re building it and why
I thought this part of what you wrote was particularly on-point. Cheers!
Edit: As for the question, regardless of the path this person takes, I like Conan's take on things: