There is no “fixed” stage of life.
Nothing is set in stone. Things are changing, always and perpetual.
Even then when we reach our wildest dreams, there is still something more to be achieved or yet to be maintained.
Life is not a mountain, that you can conquer by a single, spontaneous attempt and then enjoy the view from it’s top.
Life is like a wave.
We are there carried by it in our tiny, little boats.
We have no choice but to keep paddling. That is the only way to stay on it’s top.