You heard the term here first! LOL
Screw the mid-life crisis and the quarter-life crisis, let’s just call them our next life crises.
What do I mean? Well, it’s just what it sounds like, I’m trying to decide what to be next. We go through many transitions in our lifetime, the obvious ones of entering the workforce, the quarter & mid-life crises of whether we’re doing the best thing for us, retirement. Let’s not forget puberty, major relationships, etc.
I think we have more of them than we used to, or than our parents had. It was one mid-life crisis. Now it’s a regular change-over event, a re-inventing of self from one set of circumstances to the next.
I evolve spiritually, the rest of my world attempts to evolve. Because the more I change on the inside, the bigger the discrepancy between who I truly am and what I do. And the greater that divide, the more intense my cognitive dissonance.
Hehehe, fun to use that phrase. Perhaps it’s spiritual dissonance. Or just personal dissonance.
So I’ve been trying to figure out what career to move myself over to, in order to reduce this dissonance. And then figure out how would I do it? How do I switch practical paths? The mundane world isn’t as easy to shift zones in as the spiritual one. I can’t just make a decision and do/study/practice something else. There’s this thing called a job, and it pays me (rather well, actually), and that puts a roof over my head, pays for food, clothes, pets. Things that can’t just be tossed aside because I feel like doing something different.
So I’m working on it. Planning and figuring out where I’m going to go and how I’m going to get there.
My Next Life crisis.
You know the best part of the phrase? It’s completely open-ended on how many times you can go through one in a single lifetime. Yippee? lol.