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The quarter-lifeSo, I am a 25 year old who pretty much began my quarter-life crisis on my 25th birthday.  But, after nearly a year, and much reflection, I am convinced that the lessons I learned during this year are important and have made my life much more fulfilling, in addition to giving me a clearer direction in where I’d like to go.  It’s a funny thing, I suppose.  You can wallow in the quarter-life crisis, or you can push onward, strongly and purposefully and make seemingly frustrating and difficult situations opportunities for embracing necessary growth. Through a variety of means of reflection – books, music, journaling, movies, TV shows, and conversations that have taken place over the year, I share with you the lessons I’ve learned, resources I have discovered, and a journey that was painful, yet one I wouldn’t trade for anything.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a graduate of my beloved Boston University, once stated: “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”

Perhaps this was just as test, as it appears that “the difference between school and life? In school, you’re taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson.”

So I invite you on this journey with me, ask for your comments, reflections, and resources.  I hope together we can look for ways to turn a so-called “quarter-life crisis” into necessary growth for a more fulfilling life.

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  1. ron v. / Aug 18 2010 11:56 AM

    Hey Melissa:

    Look forward to reading your blog. Just read the introduction about the focus of the blog and your reasons for doing it and I’m very much looking forward to reading the current entries and your updates.

    Best of luck with the blog

    Ron

    • Melissa / Aug 18 2010 5:22 PM

      Thanks! I’ve already had a great time learning more about this “culture” and new “language.” Widgets, news feed, communities. Journalism, on-line media, and social media has always been something I’ve dabbled in, but am excited to apply it. A new skill set and year worth reflection and communication.

  2. Darlene / Aug 18 2010 11:59 AM

    Melissa: this is a very cool adventure. I am excited to be a reader and maybe at times a contributor.

    • Melissa / Aug 18 2010 5:23 PM

      The more the merrier! :) It will definitely be a fun adventure!

  3. candice peck / Aug 22 2010 1:44 AM

    i feel privileged to be a part of your project, i’ve been your cheerleader for a decade, we
    have a lot of parallels, and i’ll write more when it isn’t 1:44 a.m.!

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