I guess this is a big milestone in everyone’s life. It’s been quarter a century since I started to breathe air on this earth.
Few days ago Guardian covered a story about quarter life crisis, which occur from 25 to 35 years of age. And guess what are the symptoms - you feel anxious, lonely, feel the need to reinvent your life, find meaning, feeling of insecurity. I can say some days I feel like this. I am definitely trying to do something remarkable before I am too old (or too lazy) to do something.
There is a cure to help yourself. World is a hard place for all of us and we have to earn what we have.
In my case I moved to another country, started my career, found love of my life and new friends to keep me going.
Yes, not everything is bright, but after finding my balance and investing time into what I love and want to do, relax and do some sport (to release all the energy and endorphins) I feel like quarter life crisis would be just one of the things you look back too and smile.
FOUR PHASES OF A QUARTERLIFE CRISIS
PHASE 1: Defined by feeling “locked in” to a job or relationship, or both. “It’s an illusory sense of being trapped,” said Robinson. “You can leave but you feel you can’t.”
PHASE 2: Typified by a growing sense that change is possible. “This mental and physical separation from previous commitments leads to all sorts of emotional upheavals. It allows exploration of new possibilities with a closer link to interests, preferences and sense of self. Up until then you may be driving fast down a road you don’t want to be going down. A minority of participants described getting caught in a loop, but the majority reflected on a difficult time which was a catalyst for important positive change.”
PHASE 3: A period of rebuilding a new life.
PHASE 4: The cementing of fresh commitments that reflect the young person’s new interests, aspirations and values.
I am currently at phase 3 (I am missing my life and friends back at home), but life is more of a journey than just destination.