Yes, you had dreams when you were young, many of which seem so far-fetched now. Maybe you had dreams of being spotted at a small cafe one day by a casting director and lo and behold, you become the next big thing in tinsel-town.
Maybe you dreamed of becoming a professional footballer, after your mom threw a party once, when you scored a hat-trick in the yearly inter-school football competition.
Or maybe you had simpler dreams. You adored your hometown and wanted to spend the rest of your life in the sleepy, fairy-tale like town your father and forefathers chose to live in, where people knew who their neighbors actually are. The stint at the big city was just temporary and you had plans of moving back once you finished college, start your own business. The big city life wasn’t for you.
Well, guess what? None of that happened. You feel lost, without any aim or direction, after you released that your life didn’t really turn out to be as exciting or perfect as you had imagined for yourself. You wonder if this is what they call a quarter life crisis.
First of all , try to curb your social media indulgences. Remember, most of the times, people try to portray the best versions of their lives via such platforms. For many people , seeing others having the best time of their lives, often leads to self-doubt and a nagging feeling that they are not living up to their potential.
Secondly, try reconnecting with your passion. Our dreams were so important to us because we were passionate about the things our dreams were made of. Its never too late after all. If Dorothy Steel can start a career in acting at the ripe age of 88 and land a role in BlackPanther at the age of 92, you can reach for your dreams too.
Lastly, ten years down the row, you will realize, life wasn’t so bad after all.