Why is it that so many of us are going through a mid twenties crisis?
Where we aren’t exactly happy with how things turned out in our lives?
Ladies and Gents there is an epidemic sweeping young twenty somethings out there in the world.
We grew up with parents telling us we could be anything we wanted.
Sure, who cares if you have never danced before.
Yup, who cares if you get motion sickness.
Overly optimistic twenty somethings are pushed into the real world after college,
thinking that things are going to fall in to our laps,
and with a decent salary attached.
And news flash,
it didn’t work that way.
is what gets you farther in life these days.
And sadly it’s not what you know anymore,
it’s all about who you know.
And that dream job,
you aren’t doing it are you?
I graduated with a marketing degree with a specialization in sports marketing,
thinking I was going to go work for the San Diego Chargers in their marketing department.
after being told I would have to start by selling tickets,
that dream faded fast.
I now work in the oil in gas industry,
doing a job that I don’t particularly love,
but pays the bills.
A fabulous resume and straight A’s will get you so far today.
But because we went through childhood and life,
with these great expectations, we are faced with the cold hard facts.
That life isn’t going to be easy.
You are going to have to work for it.
So of course depression and anxiety plagues our generation.
Social media doesn’t help either.
You see the highlights of everyone’s life.
You don’t see “bob” get up at 5:30 every morning, get his grumpy kids ready for school,
rush off to work and come home at 6, to homework, a dirty house, laundry and everything else.
But because you see the highlights of others on Facebook, instagram and twitter,
we automatically think,
“our lives suck.”
Which again leads to more depression and anxiety.
So what do we do?
We have to stop thinking we deserve a perfect life.
Life is not easy,
and no one ever said it would be all roses.
So just relax,
just because you work a 8-5 job and don’t have the dream salary,
doesn’t mean life is over.
And believe me,
I am writing this because this is something that I have a hard time dealing with.
I have this perception of what I thought my life would be like.
And my life is great,
it just wasn’t the dream job,
the dream salary,
the dream house,
the dream vacations.
So what I think we all need is a different perspective.
We should all take today to look at what we have and be grateful,
instead of hoping and wishing for what we don’t.