Like most other Christians, I, too, long for the return of the Lord and our gathering to him.
It's just that we were warned to avoid dating these things. Each time someone has violated that it has so inflamed the passions of followers that they've ceased being useful, taken up residence on a local hillside, and sat on their haunches awaiting the end.
I don't know if it's an apocryphal story or not, but supposedly, someone once asked Martin Luther what he'd do if found out the Lord would return on the following day. His response was: "Go plant a tree."
Folks can think what they want on these things, but the thoughtful ones realize this stuff is in God's hands, and that it's best to live in hope but to continue our work within each individual day.