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.
“Taking my girlfriend back after she cheated on me. It made me paranoid and distrustful of her and she ultimately cheated again anyways. It was an awful several months and put a damper on the whole year for me, as if 2016 wasn’t shit enough.”
The career you have right now does not have to be set in stone, if you don’t want it to be.
“My older sister telling me that this was the first relationship she had ever seen me in that was functional, healthy, and GOOD. And that if I tried to walk away, that I was a fool. The word ‘fool’ is what got to me.”
You are in a situation where good work ethics and determination will only get you so far. You have to keep in mind that fashion equals change, which means you need to be one step ahead of the game at all times.
Not having money is shitty, but staying home while all your friends are out having fun is even more shitty.
I need more for myself. I know that if I’m going to grow into the person I want to be, then I have to leave. There’s no way around it.
We may not have control of the economy, the job market, or our environment, but we have complete control over who we are as people.
You’ve grown secure in your own insecurity. Feeling self-conscious is not a state of mind that magically fades away as we morph into adults. On the contrary, often our twenties are some of the most uncertain, insecure, and hesitant years of our lives. But learning how to accept your sense of discomfort and then continue working hard and chasing after you want anyway is one of the surest signs that you are truly coming into your own.
The moments in which we do the deepest reflection of ourselves and our lives do not occur when we are happy.