When I hear the words midlife crisis I think of a very large man in a leather jacket zooming around on a motorcycle. I’ve heard this phrase many times throughout my life. It wasn’t until I became an adult that I finally realized what it meant.
You see, a person does not have to been middle aged to have a crisis. In fact, I’ve heard a rather new term floating around lately and that is the quarter life crisis. The quarter life crisis consists of a lot confusion and frustration. It usually occurs right after a twenty-something graduates from college. Recent grads start asking themselves the bigger questions of life like: Who am I? What am I good at? What job is going to make me happy on a daily basis? And those are just a few!
I can certainly say that I have gone through the quarter life crisis. So, to help myself navigate through this tricky time I consulted one of my favorite bloggers. Her name is Lauren. She recently just wrote about the quarter life crisis in the blog below!
I asked Lauren if I could interview her and she most graciously agreed! Here are the answers Lauren gave me to the questions I asked. I hope you enjoy!
Christina: You graduated with a degree in broadcast journalism what was your plan for after graduation?
Lauren:I knew even before graduation that I didn’t want to be a reporter, even though that was what I learned how to do in school. I was hoping to use my skills either in another aspect of TV (more entertainment-based work) or in a behind-the-scenes capacity. I didn’t even think about writing at all, that came about roughly a year or so after graduation. I firmly believe that you should never think that you’re “stuck” in one career path. A lot of the people I admire most have had several different “mini careers” throughout their lives, and I hope I can do that too. I think in college we’re taught that you have to pick a major and stick with it, but real life doesn’t always work that way. Sometimes you start a job, find out you’re interested in something else, and shift career goals entirely.
C: When you were little what was your dream job?
L:When I was little I loved performing and writing. I was always writing little stories and putting on shows. For a while I wanted to be a pop star/music video director (quite the combo). Then I realized I had no real vocal talent, so I decided to focus my energy elsewhere!
C:Where do you get the inspiration for your blogs?
L:I try to be really honest and open in my blogs, so the inspiration comes from things I’m experiencing in my own life. If I’m dealing with a career crisis or a relationship/friendship issue, I’ll talk about that. I try not to reveal every gory detail, but I think it’s important to be truthful. I’ve found that the posts I’m most honest about are the ones that get the best response from people. Chances are, if I’m thinking it then someone else is too. That’s why I love blogging so much. It’s great to interact with other people and exchange ideas. I’ll also base some of my writing off of what I talk about with my friends. If I come across an interesting article during my daily Internet travels then I’ll link to that. I always write down ideas in my phone, because I’ll get inspired at random times. I’m a big fan of e-mailing myself too. You can’t let a good idea go to waste because you forgot what it was two hours later!
C:Describe yourself in three words.
You can check out more of Lauren’s awesome blog posts at:lifewithlauren.com!