Hawaiian Girl

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Stealing BLOG QUOTES....:)

I read this on another blog, I hope she doesn't mind that I took it....but when I read it, I laughed, I nodded in agreement ( okay, I was talking to myself, OUTLOUD, at certain parts...) It was titled "The Quarter life crisis". Which I've done and been through and thats why I did relate to it...but I realized that it is NOT just for the "Quarter LIFE". I know people who are older than a quarter life and( such as myself) STILL GOING through this.... Anyway, I found it amusing, true, and hopeful in alot of ways.....WERE ALL THE SAME....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 with whom you thought you were so close aren't exactly the greatest people you have ever met, and the people with whom you've lost touch 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 you are constantly adding things to your list of what is acceptable and what isn't. One minute, you are insecure and then the next, secure. 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 forward.You get your heart broken and wonder how someone you loved could do such damage to you. Or you lie 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. Getting wasted and acting like an 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, 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 probably relates to it. We are in our best of times and our worst of times, trying as hard as we can to figure this whole thing out.

6 Comments:

At 1:42 PM, Blogger kathy said...

How true it is!

 
At 7:58 PM, Blogger BNY said...

Of course, I don't mind ... if you got that from me, that is (because I'm sure we're not the only ones who've posted "The Quarter Life Crisis" in our blogs ... I didn't write it myself so you have just as much right to repost it as I do! :)

And I quote fellow bloggers from time to time.

P.S. Thanks for your sweet and flattering comments! New York City is fabulous ... but it looks like you have it even better!!!

 
At 8:57 PM, Blogger Vonnie said...

I am so glad I am past that stage - since I am probably in my last quarter of life at least in the second half. It gets better kids.

 
At 9:00 PM, Blogger Dina said...

bny- Yep, I got it from you, thanks. I had such a laugh!!! and almost cry:), but its soo nice to know that although we are all unique, there is sooo much similiarity ( did I spell that right?) I'm too lazy to look it up for all you smart people who can spell....

 
At 10:41 AM, Blogger Dianne said...

How very true. I am 63 and am surely in my last quarter. The doubts and wish to do better have not ended. The pleasure and gratitude for all things great and small are increasing.
I sometimes look back and know that God was taking care of me or I would not be here today. I am blessed and you are too.

 
At 4:06 PM, Blogger itzktb said...

You couldn't PAY me to be in my twenties again! (Although I'd take my body back!)

Katie

 

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