My Quarter-Life Crisis
I don't know about you, but when I was a youngster I had always looked forward to this time in my life where I thought I'd be a real grown up and have accomplished so much by this point.
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The reality is, while I did graduate from college and get a job in my field, I still live
You can see where my disappointment lies.
When I moved back home from college more than 2 1/2 years ago, I was totally happy with my life. I got a real job and was planning to save money to explore my options and not be stuck in Rome forever. But that is oh so very far from what is actually happening.
In my dream scenario I failed to consider the constraints students loans, car troubles, gas, cell phones and other bills would pose to me reaching my aspirations.
I know several of my friends feel a similar way, and I think maybe it's just our generation, the current economy and non-existent job market that make the American Dream more difficult to attain than it once was.
But now, creeping up on the big 2-5...I'm starting to realize how fast time passes.
To avoid sounding too whiny, I will say I've been trying to stay positive. I'd like to think that it's never too late for anything, and that everything happens for a reason.
Do you ever feel like you're having a quarter life crisis?