You’re a twenty-something going on thirty, and you have no idea where your life is going. Sound familiar? The people you used to party with all night seem to have entered that stage of life called adulthood and you’re lucky if you can convince them to meet up for a drink these days. Adult, something we all ought to be and just naturally grow into, right? The general idea of being one means you’re responsible, you care about your career and you buy houses and make babies. Meanwhile, I’m just sitting there – thinking: my life’s just this one big I don’t know.
A quarter life crisis, it’s a thing and I see it happening all around me. The friends that aren’t popping out babies by the hour or getting married to their high-school sweetheart are equally confused about their life, thinking they must be doing something wrong. Some care, others brush it off – but we all kinda feel like we should have it figured out by now, and we don’t. The guys don’t buy a new sportscar just yet and the ladies don’t chase after the younger guys (that’s for the next crisis), but we do feel confused about this thing called life and what we’re supposed to do with it. Can I give you the answers? Certainly not. Can I write this text to let you know that most people don’t have their life figured out like the rest of us? Hell yes. Happiness can be tricky, but what screws us up most in life is the picture in our head of how it’s supposed to be. Maybe we haven’t found that perfect partner just yet or maybe you don’t even really like your job right now – but ticking off all those so called adult boxes won’t necessarily make you happy. It’s about discovering what you really want out of life, and realizing that process can kind of suck. If you’re still figuring things out like myself and a gazillion others out there – don’t be troubled by the things you’re supposed to be doing, find out more about the things you want to be doing.