• Andrea

Quarter life crisis even after 25 Part I

This is something most of us can relate to. You are getting closer to 25, you are 25 or you are way passed 25 and still don’t know where you are standing or why things didn’t turn out to be the way you wanted.

I was in that same situation just a few months ago. I saw myself in the mirror and realized I had just turned 26 and still didn’t have the job or income I had always dreamed of having by this age. That kind of frustration takes over you and you start feeling miserable and worthless. So how do you change this? How do you overcome the circumstances and change your mindset?

It wasn’t easy, I gotta say. Most people (including me at that time) sit and think there’s nothing they can do to change their current situation. They make up excuses like: “I have to wait until my children graduate high school and leave for college”, or “Once the economic situation of the country improves I’ll have better work opportunities”.

I get it, I’ve been there. I know it’s easier to blame the world and your surrounding circumstances for not having the chance to make it right with your inner child. But is it really the world around you the one to blame for that? I’ve learned that there’s ALWAYS a way to turn adversity into opportunity.

Picture this: You get ahold of a time machine that will take you to the exact time of your death. I know it sounds sort of morbid but bear with me, I have a point. If you knew exactly when and how you will die, do you think it will change the way you live? Imagine you found out you only have 2 more years left in this world, what would you do about it? Would you say that your life was exactly what you wanted it to be or would you realize there are still millions of things you wanted to do and you need to do before you go?

I bet you go back in your journals and find that bucket’s list you made when you were 12. You’ll even add more things to it and start doing anything it took to accomplish those goals. Circumstances wouldn’t matter anymore because all that matters is that you feel fulfilled by the time the end comes. Am I right?

Here’s a little piece of news, even without really knowing when we are going to die, we know that will happen sooner or later, so why not take action now?

At the beginning of this year, I was sitting thinking that I couldn’t do much about my situation. That I had to wait until my paperwork was completely done, that I needed a bigger source of income, and that I needed to know more people… I had a big list of things I had to wait for and here’s the thing: the more I waited the bigger the list got. I waited to the point that I couldn’t stand my situation any longer and had to take action. I had already tried to launch 0110 Atelier before but didn’t really go for it. I decided it was time to stop waiting and do it. And guess what? Opportunity appeared.

The more I got into launching the site and learning about what I had to do to accomplish it, the more tools I found in my way. I changed the way I saw things and more opportunities were presented to me, not only for the website but for many other aspects in my life.

Stay tuned, because next post will be about how these opportunities are there, have always been there and will always be there.


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