Monday, November 26, 2012

Being Twenty Something

...Its really hard
They call it the "Quarter-Life Crisis." It is when you 
stop going along with the crowd and start realizing 
that there are many things about yourself that you 
didn't know and may not like. You start feeling 
insecure and wonder where you will be in a year or 
two, but then get scared because you barely know where 
you are now. 

You start realizing that people are selfish and that 
maybe, those friends that you thought were so close to 
aren't exactly the greatest people you have ever met, 
and the people you have lost touch with are some of 
the most important ones. What you don't recognize is 
that they are realizing that too, and aren't really 
cold, catty, mean, or insincere but that they are as 
confused as you. 

You look at your job...and it is not even close to 
what you thought you would be doing, or maybe you are 
looking for a job and realizing that you are going to 
have to start at the bottom and that scares you. Your 
opinions have gotten stronger. You see what others are 
doing and find yourself judging more than usual 
because suddenly you realize that you have certain 
boundaries in your life and are constantly adding 
things to your list of what is acceptable and what 
isn't. One minute, you are insecure and then the next, 

You laugh and cry with the greatest force of your 
life. You feel alone and scared and confused. 
Suddenly, change is the enemy and you try and cling on 
to the past with dear life, but soon realize that the 
past is drifting further and further away, and there 
is nothing to do but stay where you are or move 

You get your heart broken and wonder how someone you 
loved could do such damage to you. Or you lay in bed 
and wonder why you can't meet anyone decent enough 
that you want to get to know better. Or maybe you love 
someone but love someone else too and cannot figure 
out why you are doing this because you know that you 
aren't a bad person. 

One night stands and random hookups start to look 
IDIOT STARTS TO LOOK PATHETIC. You go through the same 
emotions and questions over and over, and talk with your friends 
about the same topics because you cannot seem to make 
a decision. You worry about loans, money, and the 
future and making a life for yourself...and while 
winning the race would be great, right now you'd just 
like to be a contender! 

What you may not realize is that everyone reading this 
relates to it. We are in our best of times and worst 
of times, trying as hard as we can to figure this 
whole thing out. Send this to your twenty something 
friends...maybe it will help them sit down for a while, 
take a deep breathe and ponder for a while.


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