"When I was younger, I used to think that by the time I reached my mid-twenties, I would probably have a successful career, my own place, a fiance maybe--basically a stable and healthy adult life. But look at where I am now: In the middle of nowhere. At this age, I am neither at the beginning of something big nor am I at the completion of a successful feat.
I am just stuck here in my own little hole, in a place called the quarter life crisis."
- Michelle Meneses, Floundering at 25: A Young Life Crisis
It's kind of scary, but I have to admit I am now starting to like being 25. I got this book (where I got the lines quoted above) while looking around Power Books with my mom during my birthday:
(The other book is Bob Ong's new fiction.)
Some of the lines that struck me most from the book:
"Now is a critical point in our lives because this age is the best time -- if not the only time--when we can start to define our career. This is the point in our lives when our choices will strongly influence our future."
I can tell it's somehow similar with my birthday horoscope from Philippine Star:
May I make the right decisions, and even do something extraordinary.
I am currently part of a project to unite my fellow Scholasticans in helping out our former Filipino teacher Ginang Marasigan. Barely a day, and we already have 100++ members in FB. Hope the fundraising will be as successful! :)) Please pray for this good cause, and for Mrs. Mara! :)
"MRS. MARA'S RACE TO 500! Gng Marasigan needs P500k for an operation to save her life. Otherwise the next heart attack might be fatal. Should you wish to give love offerings, please deposit to BPI Acct Name: Evelyn Marasigan Acct No: 2779002023."