I totally believe in the idea of a quarter life crisis. Having just come out of one, yeah, they are real.
For some, it is brought on by a number of things:
- no significant mate
- not having a career, just a job
- looking at all the other people you graduated with on Facebook and seeing them crushing it
For me though, it was the question of “sssooooooooo what do I do now”?
- mate- check
- 2 kids- check
- 1 dog – check
- home owner- check
- career – check
- don’t have a Facebook account
I am not crushing it by any means, but we aren’t hurting either. My wife and I both do well.
It was more the idea that I felt like I was losing my identity. Specifically, my identity was paralyzed on account of my responsibility. That dream of picking up and going on an adventure with my family was squashed by a mortgage payment. The lure of expanding into a new career and exploring new jobs was dwarfed by the security of a steady paycheck.
My quarter life crisis was a quiet uneasiness.
So what did I do?
I changed my wardrobe.
Probably should have hit the gym. But, ehh
I changed from shopping at Kohls to Cole Haan’s. I could have found more productive ways to appease it, but this is the way I found.
And so, that is how I came to wear a pair of Cole Haan shoes today.
It’s the reason why I use the phrases life “shoe game” and “sock game”
At least they are comfortable-