Life is fucking hard. And it should be. It’s that struggle that puts things into perspective. It causes you to question who and what you are. It makes what’s important and what isn’t, clearer to decipher and understand. Life, itself, lies within the hard times and the ruts. It’s buried in the cracks of the floor, waiting to be stirred up. It’s chaotic, messy, confusing, deceiving, and unpredictable. It also just so happens to be why you’re here. You’re here to experience the quarter-life, mid-life, or just, simply, life crisis. Without it, how would you know what you should actually be striving for, or what actually matters? It’s that weird unsettling feeling that you get when something doesn’t quite feel right. It’s the same feeling of wanting more or wanting to be somewhere else. Sometimes it feels impossible to figure out, while other times it all makes sense.
Maybe that’s just how it works or maybe that’s how it should work. Could you live with yourself knowing that everything you lived for was simple and to the point? No messy storyline or crazy subplots. There’s nothing wrong with simplicity once in a while. It’s peaceful, relaxing, and allows you to heal and catch a breath. While simplicity is great in small doses, it’s easy to allow it to take over, causing you to stop moving forward and instead, just settle. Sometimes, it’s to the point where you become stagnant and your dreams and desires start to sink to the bottom. At this point is when that feeling should start working it’s way throughout your body and mind, sending signals that something needs to be done. Something needs to be changed in order to make you feel alive again. It’s your job to acknowledge that feeling and figure out where you need to be and what you need to be doing.
It might be easy, but it probably won’t be. You’ll get hung up and not know what to do or what to say. Nobody will have any advice or answers. Just be sure to notice when you do get it right and it feels good. Those are the moments that make it all worth it.