Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Quarter Life Crisis

Yesterday, I sent a text message to my good friend, Claudine, who happens to be a Guidance Counselor. Whenever I need advices and opinions, she's one of the people I go to. I told her how undecided I am with the things I wanna do in my life. I also told her I might be needing a counseling. She replied, "Quarter Life Crisis na yan." She's super right! I really am experiencing it. I'm quite frustrated with who and what I am right now. Things could have been much better if not with my past actions. I feel like I have wasted so many years of my life without even accomplishing what I really want. And seriously, maybe it'll help if I have someone special in my life but unfortunately, I haven't met him yet. Soon, please.

According to Wikipedia, characteristics of quarter life crisis may include:
The bold ones really applies to me.

* realizing that the pursuits of one's peers are useless
* confronting their own mortality
* watching time slowly take its toll on their parents, only to realize they are next
* insecurity regarding the fact that their actions are meaningless
* insecurity concerning ability to love themselves, let alone another person
* insecurity regarding present accomplishments
* re-evaluation of close interpersonal relationships
* lack of friendships or romantic relationships, sexual frustration, and involuntary celibacy
* disappointment with one's job
* nostalgia for university, college, high school or elementary school life
* tendency to hold stronger opinions
* boredom with social interactions
* loss of closeness to high school and college friends
* financially-rooted stress (overwhelming college loans, unanticipatedly high cost of living, etc.)
* loneliness, depression and suicide
* desire to have children
* a sense that everyone is, somehow, doing better than you
* frustration with social skills

With the help of my friend now I am decided. I am taking a Master's Degree in Childhood Education. It's just a matter of looking the right university or college and fixing my work schedule to meet class schedule. I'm really praying that I'll find the perfect university very soon.

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