There is a core you, a you that you can't live without. The core you that you should never give up on. Your entire existence is based on that belief system that you have. And, that's something you should never compromise on.
Life takes you through myriad lanes, some are narrow, some broad, and some super highways. You cross these lanes at different juncture of your life, sometimes stumbling, sometimes at a new high. This journey is never the same, at each turn you learn something new, you find something unique.
But what happens when all of a sudden you decide to sit on a milestone, not to rest, but to let life happen to you? What do you see? What do you find? Do you get to see something new every day? My guess, No. You see the same old mundane life passing you by, you fall into a pattern, which in the beginning seem comforting, but gets claustrophobic slowly.
You try to compromise, you comfort yourself by saying, give it time, it will get better. But does it? My guess again, No. In fact, it gets worse.
And why does that happen? Simple. Because, you let it happen to you. You sat on that milestone for too long, waiting for life to happen to you. That's not how things work. You need to move constantly to find a new facet of yourself at each turn, and embrace whatever comes to you with open arms.
So, if you are still sitting on that milestone, get up right now and reclaim your life. And, hey, take that left turn, because let's face it, how long will you take all the 'right' turns in your life ;)