As far as I know, there is no crisis in the thirties…right?! If anyone has ever heard of a 30-something crisis, please speak up now!
I know all about the Quarter Life Crisis – I mean, I did kind of write the book on it. And it ain’t pretty. (First world problems.) I’m looking forward to having a good twenty years of no crises. Because…if no one talks about the other crises, then there can’t be any, right?
I’ve figured myself out, I know who I am and I’m ready to attack my thirties sans chaos, sans drama and sans confusion. I know that’s extremely hopeful – but that’s the way I’m looking at it.
In case you’re unfamiliar with a quarter life crisis, these are the 5 key phases that British Psychological Society has attributed to one:
Phase 1 – A feeling of being trapped by your life choices. Feeling as though you are living your life on autopilot.
Phase 2 – A rising sense of “I’ve got to get out” and the feeling that you can change your life.
Phase 3 – Quitting the job or relationship or whatever else is making you feel trapped and embarking on a “time out” period where you try out new experiences to find out who you want to be.
Phase 4 – Rebuilding your life.
Phase 5 – Developing new commitments more attuned to your interests and aspirations.
But shit – the article says that this could happen anytime between 25-35?! What the!? Oh no they didn’t just crush my entire hypotheses.
OK, maybe I’ll just create my own path and not worry about some article in some paper from last year. That’s what my 30′s are going to be about.