A movement is brewing.
Call it what you wish: quarter-life crisis, Millennial entitlement (although some disagree), boomerang or Peter Pan syndrome, but it’s real. In increasing numbers, young adults ranging in their early twenties to mid-thirties are realizing their lives are not what they want and taking steps towards the search. Gone are the days of blindly following the step-by-step, conventional path of the school system, college, and stable career with a company.
With the freedom of choice and paradoxically abundant and sparse options, many are feeling more conflicted than ever.
In the Great Recession, many of us struggled to find a decent paying full-time job after college, picking up service industry, part-time or whatever work we could find to pay the rent. For those who found full-time jobs right after college, we steadily worked our 9 to 5 (if we were lucky) or more hours depending on industry, field and business climate. In either scenario, a mass sense of dissatisfaction remained constant; a sense there must be more to life than making a paycheck and buying bigger, better and more things.[Read more…] about Your Life Crisis Explained: It’s the Stage Not the Age