Got this in my mailbox and how true!
They call it the “Quarter-life Crisis.” It is when you stop going along
the crowd and start realizing that there are a lot of things about
that you didn’t know and may not like.
You start feeling insecure and wonder where you will be in a year or
but then get scared because you barely know where you are now.
You start realizing that people are selfish and that, maybe, those
that you thought you were so close to aren’t exactly the greatest
have ever met and the people you have lost touch with are some of the
important ones. What you do not realize is that they are realizing that
and are not really cold or catty or mean or insincere, but that they
confused as you.
You look at your job. It is not even close to what you thought you
doing or maybe you are looking for one and realizing that you are going
have to start at the bottom and are scared.
You miss the comforts of college, of groups, of socializing with the
people on a constant basis. But then you realize that maybe they
great after all. You are beginning to understand yourself and what you
and do not want.
Your opinions have gotten stronger. You see what others are doing and
yourself judging a bit more than usual because suddenly you realize
have certain boundaries in your life and add things to your list of
acceptable and what is not.
You are insecure and then secure. You laugh and cry with the greatest
of your life. You feel alone and scared and confused. Suddenly change
enemy and you try and cling on to the past with dear life but soon
that the past is drifting further and further away and there is nothing
do but stay where you are or move forward.
You get your heart broken and wonder how someone you loved could do
damage to you or you lay in bed and wonder why you can’t meet anyone
enough to get to know better. You love someone but maybe love someone
too and cannot figure out why you are doing this because you are not a
One night stands and random hook ups start to look cheap and getting
and acting like an idiot starts to look pathetic.
You go through the same emotions and questions over and over and talk
your friends about the same topics because you cannot seem to make a
You worry about loans and money and the future and making a life for
yourself and while winning the race would be great, right now you’d
like to be a contender!
What you may not realize is that everyone reading this relates to it.
in our best of times and our worst of times, trying as hard as we can
figure this whole thing out.