Josh Hughes

School of Thought Series: Quarter-Life Crisis.

In Education, Life on May 11, 2011 at 2:02 am

"Yes I Do Have a Small One"

Yes, older adults are not the only ones that get to have a crisis in their stage of life.

I remember picking up a book titled Quarter-Life Crisis in Barnes & Noble with a cellphone on it and “WTF” as the text message. About to graduate college? A cellphone and text message [both of which I am obsessed with]? On sale!? I’ll bite.

It was a quick read, but I am really glad I read up on the life change that was about to happen to me.  It just so happened that people like me [extremely social, involved, and highly productive college students] can have a hard time adjusting to life in the real world because it isn’t frat parties, RA programs, or socials. It changes into a game of corporate climbing, middle management, validating your degree [and existence], and maybe meeting your partner [if you didn’t already end up married before graduating].

I suppose reading about it helped my transition.  I called it a phase out.  I noticed others going through the same process slightly before me [as I graduated in the Summer]. You emotionally check out and remove yourself from the surroundings.  You are preparing to move from a part of life that has been your goal for 4+ years and that is definitely exciting…but also comes with the daunting tasking of figuring out the next path to explore next.

To those graduating this year, the world is your oyster! Don’t listen to the unemployment rate, don’t listen to those that say you can’t make your dreams come true. If you want something bad enough, you fight for it and you look for people who can help you get there.

If I can ever help offer insight or answer a question, please feel free to contact me.


These pictures brought to you by Swanksalot and greeneydmantis


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