Monthly Archives: November 2011

What Is A Quarter-Life Crisis?

Aw, the quarter-life crisis, some people believe in it, others think it’s a lame excuse for people in their 20’s to be free sprits and not do anything.  So the question is, does the quarter-life crisis exist?  I am here to tell you that the quarter-life crisis is in fact a real thing, at least I believe so, because I feel like in a way I am going through mine now.

The next question is, what is the quarter-life crisis?  Well my good friend Wikipedia says that, “people experiencing a quarter life crisis often feel “lost, scared, lonely or confused” about what steps to take in order to transition properly into adulthood”.   This sounds crazy, I know, but when you think about it, once you leave college and start living on your own, life can be pretty crazy.  Yes, you go to college and learn how do skills that will fit whatever profession you pick, but there are no classes on how to survive once outside of college.

I mean think about, between the ages of birth to 18, you are raised and taken care of by your parents, guardians or whomever; you are in a bubble of some sorts.  Then after those 18 years you go to college, and there you are in another bubble for 4 more years, you just go from one safe bubble to another bubble.  Now at the age of 22 you are being sent out into the world, the safe bubble you have had for 22 years of your life is being popped.  There are some who find a new bubble right away, they find a job, they get married, they go to grad school, but then there are those who don’t know what to do or what the next step is, they don’t find a new bubble right away, and those are the ones in a quarter-life crisis.

You don’t have to believe in the quarter-life crisis, for all I know this feeling that I’m having is just me being crazy and a sign I should get on some meds or see a good therapist.  But if you do believe in it and even think your going through it, know that you’re not alone and that one day you’ll find your new bubble.

I leave you with this:



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Quarter-Life Thankfulness

Being that today is Thanksgiving I thought I would make a quick list of why I am thankful that I am in my 20’s.  I know this goes against everything I wrote about in my earlier blog 10 Reasons it Suck’s To Be In Your 20’s, but it’s Thanksgiving and I don’t care what you say, so here we go:

1 ) I’m thankful that my boobs don’t sag yet.  Enough said.

2 ) I’m thankful that I’m still young enough that people don’t feel sorry for me when they find out I’m not married or that I don’t have children.

3 ) I’m thankful for Google and their fun turkey on their homepage.

4 ) I’m thankful that I only have a few grey hairs.

5 ) I’m thankful that I grew up with T.V. shows like Doug, Salute Your Shorts and All That.

6 ) I’m thankful that I can still ask my parents for money and only be judged a little.

7 ) I’m thankful that I still get carded when buying beer.

8 ) I’m thankful that McDonald’s has no age limit when buying a happy meal.

9 ) I’m thankful to have a wonderful boyfriend who helps me through my quarter life crisis.

And lastly…

10 ) I’m thankful to have all of you who read my blog.

Well there you have it, what I am thankful for in my 24th year of life.

Happy Thanksgiving! 


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My Twilight Rant

I have always been a big believer of the camaraderie that comes along with midnight releases for movies, books, and movies made from a book.  I mean this was me at the last Harry Potter movie release…


As you see, I love midnight releases.  However I feel like there is one that has taken it a little too far, the Twilight movies.  Now, I will confess that I have read all the Twilight books and have been to the past 3 midnight movie releases.  However I have grown out of it and never once have I dressed up for a Twilight movie release, nor have a screamed when the movie started.  As I said before I love the camaraderie of midnight releases.

This brings me to my point….

The new Twilight movie comes out at midnight tonight and I’m sure there are lines forming at every theatre right now with crazy fans dying to see that weird vampire sparkle or the wolf boys abs.  I’m sure you’re wondering why after everything I said before I am not there with them.  Well here’s why:  I have realized that those ‘twihards’ that are over the age of 19 are giving the rest of us 20-somethings a bad name and I refuse to be a part of that.   I mean if you’re 26 and screaming when that Jacob kid takes off his shirt, then that is just weird and makes the rest of us look equally as crazy.  I mean the kid is like 18 or something, you could have been his baby-sitter.

Another thing that bugs me about these over 19 ‘twihards’ is the tattoos. I understand loving a book/movie series, I love the Harry Potter books/movies as we can see from the embarrassing picture above, however that doesn’t mean that I’m going to get a tramp stamp of a broomstick and wand on my lower back that I’ll have to live with the rest of my life. I mean tell me in 10 years they won’t regret these:


Yeah, that’s what I thought. Try explaining those to your grandkids.

And I’m all for team spirit but those Team Edward and Team Jacob shirts drive me crazy! They are fine to wear to the midnight releases, some might even call them cute, but when they become a staple of your everyday wardrobe, then you have a problem.  And if you are going to get a Team sparkly vampire, wolf boy or whoever shirt, please get one that fits, no one wants to see your muffin hanging out, remember you are 23, not 16.

I’m not saying it is wrong too like these books or movies, all I’m saying is when you turn into a little 14 year old screaming for the movies it gets a little annoying and no one thinks you are an grown 20 something, they think you’re crazy.  Because no one looks at this and thinks, ‘wow, those are some outstanding women’:


And there you have it, my quarter-life rant of the day.



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Galaxies Have Crisis Too!

So I found this on Yahoo News today and thought I would share it with all of you out there who are going through a quarter-life crisis:

Why the Milky Way May Be Facing a Midlife


By Nola Taylor Redd, Contributor | – Tue, Nov 15, 2011

Our Milky Way galaxy and its neighbor, the Andromeda galaxy, seem to be going through a midlife crisis.

New research reveals that both galaxies are in the middle of transitioning from young, star-forming regions into older, stagnant ones, a transition that is revealed by the galaxies’ color. Generally, such a change comes after 

two galaxies collide, astronomers said, but this pair seems to be making the shift on its own.

In galaxies, star formation rates and color are closely related. But, analyses of the shade of the Milky Way are surprisingly rare.

A team of Australian astronomers, led by Simon Mutch, of theSwinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, sought to determine the color the Milky Way a

nd the nearby spiral Andromeda galaxy. [Stunning Photos of Galaxy Collisions]

Too young to feel this old

Instead of the young, active signs they expected, the astronomers determined that both galaxies are not the typical blue or red color, but instead, fall in an in-betwe

en state of green.

Scientists have long regarded the Milky Way as a “typical” spiral galaxy, but in regards to color, the galaxy doesn’t quite follow the standard model.

“Green galaxies are commonly thought to represent galaxies which are undergoing the transition from being young, dynamic, energetic, star-forming blue galaxies to being old, lethargic red galaxies,”Mutch told in an email interview.

“In terms of a human being, this transitional phase could be thought of being akin to a midlife crisis.”

Astronomers can’t figure out the color of th

e Milky Way easily by examining it from the inside, because the position of the sun within the galaxy makes it a challenge.

“Determining the state of our own galaxy, while we’re stuck inside it, is very difficult to do,” Mutch said. “The phrase ‘hard to see the forest for the trees’ rings true here. When we look at the galaxy, much of it is obscured from our view by intervening gas and dust.”

Viewing the Milky Way from the outside

To peek inside, Mutch and his team studied the mass of stars, the rate of star formation and the brightness and color of the stars within the two galaxies. These measurements provide a snapshot of the galactic pair.

The astronomers then modeled how galaxies grow, selecting an evolutionary track that fulfilled several of the properties of the Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies today.

Now, instead of looking at the galaxy from the inside, the team was able to get a glimpse from the outside instead, which gave them a clear view of the color.

Star formation dominates in blue galaxies, where the glow of young stars gives a galaxy its shine. As the stars die, they explode in supernova blasts th

at distribute gas throughout the galaxy, which is then recycled into newborn stars.

But galaxies aren’t sitting quietly; they are constantly moving in the expanding universe. When galaxies collide, gas flows into the black hole at the newly merged center.

The resulting active galactic nucleus, or AGN, is among the brightest radio signals in the universe, and can be seen across great distances. Because it consumes the gas that baby stars need, the AGN slows star formation, and the galaxy loses its blue hue and gradually shifts to red, the astronomers said.

What caused the midlife crisis?

But the Milky Way and the Andromeda ga

laxy are shifting from blue to red without a collision, which was a surprising discovery, the researchers explained.

Since they are already slowing down, when they crash into each other in the future, the collision most likely won’t generate a new powerhouse.

“Our finding that both the Milky Way and Andromeda are green suggests that there will be little cold gas left in both these galaxies when they merge sometime in the next 5 billion years or so,” Mutch said. “They will likely be unable to produce an AGN.”

So, why is the Milky Way running out of dust? Mutch isn’t sure.

Sometimes black holes will inject large amounts of energy into the surrounding region, Mutch explained. This keeps new gas from being accreted.

“However, we know from observations that the central black hole of our galaxy is not particularly active,” Mutch said.

The new color “provides us with an interesting open question as to what exactly is causing the Milky Way and Andromeda to be running out of fuel for producing new stars.”

Details of the study were published in the July edition of the Astrophysical Journal.

So I’m not a science person and you might not be either, but isn’t nice to see that something like the Milky Way is having a crisis too? Andit may not be a quarter-life crisis but it is a crisis.  So when you are feeling down and out, just remember that you are not the only one having a crisis, a galaxy like 10 million times bigger than you is having one too.

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10 Reasons It Suck’s To Be In Your 20’s

So I thought I would make a list of 10 reasons why it sucks to be in your 20’s.  Now, I’m not saying that everything about your 20’s sucks, but come on, there are somethings that really do suck about being 22, 25, 27 or whatever year you are in.  If you are somewhere between 20 and 29 years of age, there are for sure things that suck about it, don’t lie.  So here is my list of 10 reasons why it sucks to be in your 20’s:

1) Dating, if you didn’t meet that special person in high school or college, then you know what I’m talking about.

2) Snow does not mean a snow day.

3) Work, the reason you don’t get a snow day and also that thing you feel like you’re doing all the time and that is coming between you and sleep.

4)  You have to be cool. I don’t care who you are, there is this unspoken pressure that once you turn 20 you must be cool for the next 10 years. Because once you turn 30 there is no way you can be cool. I blame hipsters and the Kardashians for this.

5) Car problems.  Your cars transmission could care less about the number in your bank account, it’s going to break when it wants to, just hope you’re 30 when it does.

6) You still get acne. I thought this went away once I turned 20, I was wrong.

7) Debt, do I need to say more?

8 ) You are still treated like a child. For some reason every person older than you in your family will not see you as an adult until you are 30. Even if you are living on your own, they just won’t, deal with it.

9) You can’t drink or party like you used to.  So stop taping those 40’s to your hands and trying to be Edward 40-Hands.

and lastly,

10 ) The years go by faster, no really they do. I mean wasn’t it just January 1st? Now Christmas tress are up? What the fuck!?!

And there you have it folks.



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I Blame Facebook

I blame Facebook for being a main contributor to the quarter-life crisis.  Every time I log on to the book I am always faced with something great that has happened to one of my friends.  Last night I logged on to find someone had gotten engaged, today I logged on to find that another friend is having a baby.  When did this start happening?  It’s bad enough that I have to try to think of witty status to keep people interested in me, but I feel like my friends achievements are always over shadowing my wittiness.  Now don’t get me wrong, I am happy for my friends, really, I hope they all have wonderful marriages and healthy babies.  However their marriages and babies are starting to make me feel a little like a failure.

This leads me to my argument that I believe that the quarter-life crisis has grown with the popularity of the Facebook.   Before Facebook people were never informed 24/7 about what other people were doing with their lives.  Like that weird girl Suzy who sat behind me in 10th grade English, and who chewed her hair and who I never thought would get out of our home town, well she’s now an investment banker at Goldman Sachs.  How did I find this out? FACEBOOK!!!!  I could have gone my whole life thinking that I was at least better than weird Suzy, but because of Facebook I can’t.  Now I’m sure you’re all saying, “Just stop going on Facebook”, but lets be real.  I already have nothing to do in my life other than school and work at my dad’s office; I need Facebook to entertain me.   All I’m saying is that if you have a friend out there that you know is struggling a little to fit into the grown-up world, be nice and post your engagement or ultrasound pictures when you know they might not be on, or better yet just don’t post them at all, wait until you’re 30 to post them. Okay?

That’s my quarter-life thought of the day, now I need to go write a paper, or maybe I’ll just log on to Facebook to see who’s having a baby now.


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Hello Crisis!

Well here I am.

I guess this is the time when I should introduce myself. Well, I’m 5’3, brown curly hair with big eyes. I’m that person who hardly ever laugh at other people’s jokes, I sometimes cry for no good reason, I like to dip my grilled cheeses in ketchup, I’m dating this amazing guy who is head over heels for me and the most important of all, I’m crazy.  I am in this moment going through what many might say is a quarter life crisis, yes I believe there are such a thing as a quarter life crises and I am going through it.  What is a quarter-life crisis you ask?  Well to steel from my favorite dictionary, the urban one, a quarter-life crisis usually occurs sometime in your twenties, a few years out of school and still feeling as thought you’re waiting for your life to begin.

And that is just what I am doing, I am 24, I’m back in school and I’m waiting for my life to begin.  So this blog is about me and anyone else out there who is just trying to find themselves.


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