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Thursday, June 12, 2008

Quarter-Life Crisis

I'm completely convinced that our 20's will be the most difficult time in our lives. I'm a little over half way through them and it still feels like the heartache, loneliness and confusion remain victorious in their relentless pursuit to beat me to an emotional pulp.

I'm also convinced you can't avoid it...you simply have to cling to the hope that Christ will simply get you through them and on the other side with an increased amount of self-realization.

So, in order to remind myself of that far-off outcome in the midst of the chaos, I decided to write some notes to my future self, which you actually can do at FutureMe.org...just type em' in and set a date...here's one of mine...

Dear December 12th Future Me (6 months away),
Remember 6 months ago when you moved to Dallas, because you hated Lubbock, but then totally ended up hating Dallas too? Well, bask in all that is good now, because you know you totally love it now. Just remember from here on out that no decision you make on your own is a poor decision.

You better be in a better job or at least have tried super hard to get one. You also better be admiring your Charlie Brown christmas tree you didn't put up last year during another seemingly large crisis...unemployment. Now, see you got out of that didn't you?! Remember to buy mom and dad something really great for Christmas since they basically snatch you out of danger with their crazy grace everytime you decide to take a leap without looking.

Start packing for your super-sweet New Year's Vegas trip and please remember that you are prone to addictive behavior...try not to do anything that future future you wouldn't like, but have a kick a@# time! Tell everyone you love that you really do...it's worth it.

Yours,
Jacked-up and confused present April



3 comments:

Emily said...

aw, i like it when you write letters to the future you. :)

Emily said...

oh also, i heard this guy speak once about the different decades of your life and i'll always remember that he said your 20's were your training years. that little bit of wisdom has explained a lot of things to me, especially, like you, being closer to 30 than 20. i need to go look up what the 30's are since they are soon on the horizon, ha. anyway, kind of cool when you think about it. back in Jesus times, most people apprenticed until they were 30 years old, even Jesus himself.

Daniel Cooper said...

Oh weed, I know this is a hard time in your life but, chin up! Just think about all the things you have and that is a blessing in itself! Don't worry about the future or what might be better then...live today and enjoy all the 20's you can! Soon, the 30's will be here then before you know it the 40's and you'll be looking back saying where did all that time go? Soak it up and live today! I know this always sounds a little morbid but you might not have 30's....so live today! I love you so much!