first quarter life crisis entry

Many people slip into their quarter life crisis upon graduating from college. When you are in school, everything is laid out for you. All you have to do is follow the rules and you will succeed. Some people might do better than others in terms of grades, etc. But in the end, all you can do is graduate. You pick a major and then you go. There really aren’t many places where you can go wrong or mess up. At least not, when you are trying.

Well, things are different when you graduate. There are many different paths to take. Many places to mess up. And most of all, there are many choices to make.

Here are some choices that I am struggling with. Some might sound funny to you, but that just means that you aren’t undergoing your quarter life crisis.

1. How much money should I spend and how much should I save?
2. How much of my savings should be short-term and how much goes to retirement?
3. Should I buy a car?
4. Should I be pursuing a career at this point? Or should I travel?
5. What are my passions? What are hobbies that I like to pursue?

This is just a brief example. There are many more. And I will tell you about all of them in the next month.

1 Comment

  1. Anonymous March 30, 2004 at 10:13 pm

    Hi Mario,

    it sounds really funny what you write here, but I think most people think about the same. Unfortunately I can´t help you, because I spend all of my money in my Car, girls or parties. But in germany the life is very different. I´m sure that you will do the correctly thing.

    It may be that we see us before Frank and Henrike marry. Jens R. and I are going to America this summer. I hope that you have time a few days, at this time we don´t know the firmly date. But when we know it I will tell you.

    The only thing which I can advise you, is to spend so many time with your girlfriend how you can. And a car, I don´t know if you need one, because you fly so often accross america and you can´t take a car with you. 😉

    I hope my Englisch is not to bad, but I don´t use it in Germany, all off my friends speak german here 🙂
    You see I train myself for your girlfriend so that I can speak with her.

    Big greetings from your great cousin Stefan 🙂

    Lass dich nicht unterkriegen und genieݠdein Leben.