Today is my 25th birthday!
I haven’t been giving it much thought really, other than to use it to my advantage and beg for a Kindle (which I got! It’s awesome!).
After 16, birthdays have just been another day to me. However, this one seems to be a little more important.
Maybe it’s all the huge life changes over the past year as well as those looming on the horizon.
In 2010 I graduated from college and got engaged be married (still sounds weird to say). For 2011 I am planning a wedding and a move to Bulgaria (sounds beyond weird to say).
I am feeling a little more “adult” these days and coming face-to-face with the struggles and responsibilities that go along with it.
Maybe there is something to the “quarter-life crisis” theory.
Reading through the “Characteristics a quarter-life crisis may include”, I found that I have experienced a few-some which are a little embarrassing to admit:
- nostalgia for university, college, high school, middle school or elementary school life
- boredom with social interactions
- financially-rooted stress (overwhelming college loans, unanticipatedly high cost of living, etc.)
- desire to have children (this one has been particularly prominent as of late)
- a sense that everyone is, somehow, doing better than oneself
While I am feeling a little insecure and unsure of the future, I also feel a sense of great hope and excitement. V. and I have a plan in place. And I-the ultimate list-maker and planner-am pretty stoked about that.
I think 25 is shaping up to be my best year yet!
I’ll close with this:
I rent a room and I fill the spaces with
wood in places to make it feel like home
but all I feel’s alone
It might be a quarter life crisis
or just the stirring in my soul
Either way, I wonder sometimes
about the outcome
of a still verdictless life
Am I living it right?
Why Georgia-John Mayer