THOUGHTS I'VE HAD DURING MY QUARTER-LIFE CAREER CRISIS
Any insight? Feel free to share. Yes, I know I have my health, family, and a roof over my head.
- •Am I alone in feeling this way?I've already learned the answer to this one, and it's no. Whether it's the thankless entry-level jobs or adjusting to life out of college, I'm finding that more friends and peers than I thought feel the same way.
- •I should definitely go to grad school, I think.My mind changes on this everyday. I'm studying for the GRE because it can't hurt, but I don't want to spend a ton of time and money if I'm not 100% sure I'm interested in what I'm applying for.
- •Wait, how am I supposed to figure out my passions with a full-time job?I wish I could just quit and not worry about money. Then I could volunteer to test the waters of different careers or try something part time or actually have time to study for the damn GRE.
- •Maybe I shouldn't abandon my current path so fast.I keep getting this horrible feeling that I'm walking away from something that I've been working towards for all of college and post-college, simply because of a couple bad experiences. How do I know if I just have a negative connotation with this career or if I truly don't have a future in it?
- •Screw this, I'm just going to go travel for a year and teach English in Thailand.Yeah I've been saying this for the past two years. Onward!
- •Is there a career that's similar to what I'm doing but still different?There must be something that plays to my skills and qualifications that more closely resembles what I'm doing but is more interesting to me. This would be better than making a complete 180, right?
- •Whatever job I have isn't as important as I'm making it out to be.I come from a generation cursed with the belief that we can do anything we want and that we should absolutely love our jobs. I'm not saying that there aren't people who love their jobs; I'm just starting to think it may not be as common as millennials believe. Maybe I should listen to my dad and become an accountant. On second thought, I hate math.