Quarter Life Crisis--So...this is a thing...
Today I found out that there is a THING called quarter-life crisis. And when I found out what the THING entails, it became abundantly clear that I (and maybe you) am living it.
As The Muse puts it, it is “a period of intense soul-searching and stress occurring in your mid 20s to early 30s,” typically because you feel you’re not achieving your full potential or are falling behind.
For me--the question of full potential has and is screaming at me. I have spent months waking up at 3am, restless and with my mind racing miles a minute. I find myself relentlessly in pursuit of...myself? In pursuit of so many things that are within my realm of control and several that feel out of reach. Gathering book titles, watching webinars to support my plan to take steps in my own journey toward entrepreneurship, the life I want...chasing my potential with obsessive abandon.
But today I'm tired. So tired. And something is telling me that I need to allow myself to feel that. You should too. Perhaps we should all take a moment from time to time to put a "hard stop" on the mind numbing activity that propels us toward our goals but can also get in the way of self-compassion. We DESERVE to feel loved by ourselves and to take action to show that we matter. Today, take a beat for yourself. Do what fills your spirit today.
For me, it will be remaining in my underwear, on my couch, after writing this post. I will turn music on and make a cup of tea before turning my attention back to work. I may have a cry just because I feel one coming on, and I'll scroll through photos of my beautiful baby boy. I'll tell my husband I love him, and buy a book for myself on Amazon. What will you do for yourself today?