Turning 25: Quarter-Century Life Crisis

The other week I was in this call and we had to share something we were reading or listening to. For my turn, I said: “I turn 25 next month and as I undergo my quarter-century life crisis, I have been listening to ‘Adulting Like A MotherFather‘”

The 40-somethin’ lady partners replied, “…I’m taking notes. I didn’t know a quarter-century life crisis was a thing.” LOLOLOL

It most definitely is a thing!! Do you relate??? Or am I the only one…

Life Thoughts

If you don’t relate, then I’m sure you’re wondering what exactly does this quarter-century life crisis entail? Well, everything. Here is just a little, candid peak into my “beautiful mind”:

Maybe it is not death, but growing old, that saddens me. I remember in 9th grade we had to write these “House On Mango Street”-inspired vignettes and Gianna H. wrote one that I always think back to. Something along the lines of, “The framed pictures on the mantel gathered dust. And suddenly, I noticed my parents’ hair turning gray.” Time really is our most precious resource. Where has all the time gone?

I remember when I was a kid and all I wanted to do was grow up.

I remember being a high schooler like it was yesterday, and I had no worries beyond whether the cute guy will text me back.

Then I turned 23 and though I was clearly an adult, I was still young enough to get by with excuses.

And now I’m 25. I’m way past “young adult” and “the future” I’ve always feared is closer than ever.

But! One of the best parts of life is growing and learning. When you finally make the decisions for a better you.

To be honest, I’ve beennnnn having this quarter-century life crisis since I turned 23!! 23 was actually GREAT but I did spend a lot of time thinking about all of this. At 24, I shifted and started putting thoughts towards, “OK, what CAN I do about it??

And for 25, I’m finally READY to take the steps that will improve me, make me more prepared for the future (or as prepared as I can be), and finally get me out of this quarter-century life crisis. To taking control of my career, to taking steps towards financial stability, to becoming a better partner, to getting closer to the Lord, and to not fear death but to live life.

Thank you everyone for shaping me into who I am today – I have lived one heck of a life and have 25 years of the most amazing, beautiful memories.

I no longer fear the future and instead, I cannot WAIT to see what life has in store for me!

Cheers to 25,
Em

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