I’ll be turning 25 in 2 weeks, and it’s safe to say, I’ve officially started having a quarter life crisis.
As I sit around, on my computer, I tend to think about my life and the choices I’ve made that led me to this point. And if I’m being honest, I’m not happy.
I feel like I am a failure. While I have a job I enjoy& look forward to every day, and I am so thankful for that, I feel like I am not living up to my full potential. I feel like I’m not doing something I love. Because, as much as I love social media, I’m beginning to think this wasn’t the career path I should have taken.
Lately, I have been thinking about what I wanted to be when I grew up. When I was 10, I saw my first episode of Judge Judy, and all I wanted to do, was be the next “Judge Judy”. And I knew to accomplish that, I would have to become a lawyer. So, from that moment on, at every yearly check-up with my doctor, when she would ask me what I wanted to be, I said “A Lawyer”.
Then somewhere along the way in high school, I lost that drive. Maybe I got scared, or maybe I was just confused, but I ended up changing my career path. Then, during my junior year of college, I took a Media Law class, and I remembered how much I loved law and how much I wanted to one day be a lawyer.
So I ended up changing my major, to something that I believed could one day help me with law school. But then the semester ended, and I once again lost sight of my lawyer dreams.
Now here I am, over 2 years post graduation, and I am so unhappy. I don’t feel like I am doing what I should be doing. So, since I’m in the middle of a nice quarter life crisis, I did what anyone would do, I looked into law schools, and figured out what I would have to do, to make this lifelong dream come true. And boy is it a lot.
So now, I’m onto the next step, making a handy Pro/Con list. And once I’m done that, and along with the research I’m doing, hopefully, I’ll be able to talk it out with people, and maybe, just maybe, make this dream come true.
My advice to those who are struggling with similar situations is to believe. Believe that you can do it. And then do your best to make it happen. Because if you don’t at least try to follow your dreams, then you’ll always have that regret. And regret is a big factor in anxiety& depression, something I know we all go through. So why not try to live your dream life??
Until Next Time!