But every day, I still get up, and I still try to keep pushing towards this elusive “dream,” even though I don’t even know what it is I am looking for. Before you spend so much time beating yourself up over everything you have not done, take the time to reflect on everything that you have done.
Never having good sex again.
I, myself, trudged this lonely path without even realizing what I was experiencing. I was a few years out of college and suddenly found myself unsure of what I wanted to do with my future, worried about how ‘off track’ I was, and concerned about whether I was living up to others expectations.
The dreams you don’t want anymore.
Previous generations have their own presumptions about where we should be, saying things like, “When I was your age…” When these expectations don’t align, we feel inadequate. We feel incapable, which makes us feel stuck.
The quarter life crisis happens to a lot of people; don’t let it get to you too much. As Leslie Knope once said, “I love personal crossroads.” It’s okay to just enjoy it and do your best.
Write your own, don’t rush it. Keep on proofreading before you publish it.
If being young is about exploring, than perhaps growing up is about flourishing.
You constantly think to yourself, ‘is this what I’m supposed to be doing with my life?’ You don’t really know where you are supposed to be, or what you’re supposed to be doing. You feel like everyone around you is doing so well, and you’re constantly feeling incredibly lost.
Having all the answers just means you’ve been asking the wrong questions.