“I'm finally making a go of it.”

English Lesson: 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.

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(someone) is (doing something)

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.

make a go of it

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.