There’s something about turning twenty-five that feels like a life event for many people. The internet is littered with articles and blogs about the, “quarter life crisis.”
Quarter Life Crisis
You don’t have to have it all figured out.
It is a period of severe discomfort, un-fulfillment, confusion, anger, discouragement and frustration. It is also the period where you start questioning everything; yourself, your parents, your friends, your job, your faith and why you are still here or if your life has meaning.
It seems like the world is practically pressuring you to go out there and find yourself and your passion, create something out of it, focus on your next steps, go shoot for the stars, etc. If you don’t know what you want to do yet, that is okay.
People ask you about goals and plans for the future and you develop an ulcer on the spot.
The dictionary has defined a ‘quarter life crisis’ as “a crisis that may be experienced in one’s twenties, involving anxiety over the direction and quality of one’s life.” Some will say it happens after leaving college, but believe me, I have already had plenty and am sure to have some more internal dilemmas in my post grad life.
Discover yourself. Spend quality time with yourself and learn that being alone is actually liberating.
1. Am I living a life that I am content with?
A quarter-life crisis can last a few hours, a few days, or even a few months. It’s a troublesome beast that is often underestimated by those who have never experienced it (or, more likely, those who have and who try to pretend they haven’t).
But the truth is not knowing what you’re doing can make the strangers tongue taste like a noose, and not whisky.