Quarter life crisis and goals, etc...


  • Apr 25, 2011 5:44 AM GMT
    I'm really sure why I am posting, but I am in a thinking mood tonight.

    I'm 23, I still haven't moved out and this is really humming me out. I essentially spent 16-20 docking around, dropped out of high school( never even made it to the 10th grade), and in January 2008, for no reason, when and got my GED( didn't even study and did very well). I then went to a local technical college for a year, and I was working full time as well as a makeup artist.

    I have always had this love for Russia, and the Russian language. I saved up my money for a year, and then went to Russia in 2009 for 2 1/2 months. To this day, some of my best memories were there.

    I came back, worked the rest of the year and then decided to transfer to a local 4 year state college. I took a few classes, with Pre-nursing as my major. Last summer I killed myself doing A&P 1 and 2 during the summer, and came out with a 3.3 GPA. I applied ton the nursing program, and finished my classes in the fall of 2010 with 3.5.

    I was working part time as well.

    I never thought I would get in, but I got accepted to the ASN program. I am now finishing my first semester, and doing doing very well. I'll graduate next year, and this summer I am going to be working on my BSN requirements. Right now I plan on going straight into the BSN program when I graduate.

    I have no student loans, my states HOPE scholarship pays for my tuition, and my family covers what fees I do have each semester.

    I guess I am just feeling down about living at home at the moment. Most of my friends are graduating, and going to grad school. I have 2 1/2 more years left.

    Is anyone in similar situation?
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    Apr 25, 2011 5:47 AM GMT
    Uh no.

    You're 23 and going to a 4 year state college with no loans, but feel bad because you haven't moved out of your house and some people are graduating before you?

    I'd love to feel bad for you, but for everything you provided here... there's not a single thing I could even remotely sympathize with you. You have life by the ass and your family still supports you even though you dropped out back in the day and now have your whole life ahead of you.

    Congrats to you though! I'm minorly envious. You have it better than others, myself included. So definitely continue and quit getting yourself down about trivial things! As long as you're not in harm or being pressured out, ride the wave!
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    Apr 25, 2011 5:59 AM GMT
    Oh, woe is me.. I'm 23 and I live a charmed life. icon_rolleyes.gificon_lol.gif

    Sounds like you have goals and you're sticking to them. Don't worry about living at home. I moved out at 26. icon_lol.gif If you can manage to finish your studies and enter the workforce debt-free, you'll already be ahead of your friends.
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    Apr 25, 2011 6:14 AM GMT
    ...Are you looking for "SYMPATHY"?
    ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING?
    Life and the REAL world SUCK!!!!! and are ROUGH!...You have a GIFT and you don't appreciate it! icon_eek.gificon_redface.gificon_rolleyes.gif
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    Apr 25, 2011 6:20 AM GMT
    If only people could be so lucky.
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    Apr 25, 2011 8:02 AM GMT
    Sounds like you feel like a moocher. I would say this. Be thankful you are smart enough to garner and maintain that scholarship and in this economy, have parents that can help you with additional expenses that the part-time job doesn't cover. If your folks thought you were mooching, you'd heard before now. I get it, but you have 2 1/2 to prepare to be on your own. What your friends are doing should have no bearing on that. You are doing well. Keep it up!! icon_wink.gif
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    Apr 25, 2011 11:22 AM GMT
    Yeah: Snap the Hell out of it.

    You ROCK.
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    Apr 25, 2011 11:38 AM GMT
    If you consider this to be a "quarter life crisis" I am afraid of what might happen when you actually do have a real life crisis.

    I think that you are actually doing really good in life. It seems that you have a great family that is willing to take care of you in order for you to have a better life. You are a very lucky guy, there are not many people who would have the same support that your family is giving you.

    It sounds like you do have a good head on your shoulders and you have your priorities in order. Keep up the good work.

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    Apr 25, 2011 11:49 AM GMT
    I would do anything to be able to live at home again and finish my degree. Unfortunately it's not the case. What's the rush?

    I turned 30 yesterday, and I'm working on my doctorate. Everyone else in my program is around 23-24. They can't wait to get out. I, on the other hand, extended my program. I've lived in the working/real world before. It's not all that fun.

    Who knows I may get my PhD in hearing sciences after this in concurrent with a doctorate of music, D.M.; that would be fun. Some company might actually listen to what I have to say after all that.

    The more time and experience you have thinking about what you want the more likely you will find what you're passionate about.
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    Apr 25, 2011 12:03 PM GMT
    You're in a much better spot than a lot of other people your age, just keep going after what you want, I wish I had your focus when I was 23.