“I'm finally making a go of it.”
You've wanted to open your own restaurant for a few years. Recently, you've decided that you're actually going to open it. You're talking to a friend about your new plans, and you say this.
I'm finally making a go of it.
You can use "I'm ___ing" to talk about things that are in the middle of happening now:
I'm waiting for the bus.
...or about things that are going to happen soon in the future:
I'm moving to Sweden in March.
People usually talk about the future this way when they're discussing plans that have already been set or chosen.
To "make a go of it" means to try something that seems a little challenging and will have a major effect on your life. For example, you can use this phrase when:
- you're moving out of your parents' house for the first time
- you're going to move to a new country
- you're getting married
- you're quitting your job so that you can change to another, more interesting, career
Here's an example:
After I graduated, I wasn't sure what to do, but I always wanted to try acting. So I moved out to Hollywood and made a go of it.