The 21st-century 20-something


Monday, November 26, 2012

Averting the crisis

So I started thinking about the post I wrote the other day...and how much I sound like a petulant whiner boo-hooing about my life without even attempting to be positive or come up with any resolutions to my problems.

In an attempt to avoid this 'Quarter Life Crisis,' I'm going to kick-off what will hopefully be the most physically and mentally healthy year of my life. I know it's only November, but I am planning a mild detox for the remainder of my uneventful and disappointing 2012, to start 2013 off in a positive place.

This 'detox' includes:
- Having a positive outlook
- Little or no alcohol intake
- Being less rude (Hey, baby steps.)
- More sleep
- Better work ethic
- Playing more board games
- Eating healthier
- Eliminating negative influences
- Reading more books
- Getting a productive hobby
- Saving money
- Exercising more...I guess.

Those are the major things I'll be focusing on, but I am open to any and all ideas of how to get healthy! I really could use some productive hobby suggestions. I was thinking of becoming an extreme couponer so I could have a hobby and save money...why not kill two birds with one stone, right? 

Monday, November 19, 2012

My Quarter-Life Crisis

So here's the thing. I will be 25 years old this March -- and I'm  pretty sure I've been experiencing a 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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I had this dream of graduating college, moving to New York City and working in some media field making tons of money and possibly dating someone seriously by now.

The reality is, while I did graduate from college and get a job in my field, I still live with my mom in my hometown, don't make tons of money and have no romantic involvement to speak of.

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.

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