In case you haven’t noticed…I have already broken my New Years resolution of writing a blog a day (mon-fri). January 2013 was, to put it lightly, an interesting month for me. With my list of resolutions staring me in the face at both work and home, I put a rather large expectation on myself..nothing new there.
I have heard of a mid-life crisis, usually obtained by men, but I had never heard of the twenty-something crisis. It exists. It is real and frustrating. As you go through life, you check off your list of expectations:
first job (check), finish high school (check), find a college, decide what you’re going to do for the rest of your life, study it, go into debt and graduate (check), get a job that has to do with your degree (check) rent a home, purchase a car, go into more debt (check)
Go back to school and get a master’s degree and $25,000+ in debt?
Drop everything and travel the world?
Get married, start a family, say goodbye to childhood?
Let life keep playing life and take it’s own toll?
A lot of people think graduating highschool and having to quickly decide what it is you want to do for the rest of your life, so you can go study it, is a lot of pressure. Everything else should just fall into place after that, right? Wrong, life continuously throws you curve-balls and keeps you on your toes. It’s never too early or too late for life to flip you upside down, hang you from your backyard tree, and ask, “Are you ready?”
Ready or not, here it comes. You were given whatever life you have for a reason. Although it is confusing at times, most times, that reason is out there and will make sense of itself one day. Until that day, just keep swimming.