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Writer. Wheelman. Occasional DIY mechanic. Walking collection of hang-ups. Hopeless romantic. Old-school. Analog soul in a digital world. I am all of these things and more.

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Quarter-life crisis

As I mentioned in another post, Rachel is leaving for America. It was all so sudden, but basically she's leaving because she wants a vacation and she'll do some soul-searching there for half a year. She told me she wanted to find out if there were opportunities for her in the "land of the free, home of the brave."

I could understand why she decided on doing this. The two of us are in the dreaded "quarter-life crisis," where we're starting to question what we're doing with our lives and how it doesn't exactly match what we wanted to be doing. True to form, she's being braver about it than I am, gambling her savings and the last of her current US visa on this trip. She's not without her worries, though, as she wonders if it's going to be worth it.

As far as I'm concerned I think it will be. The trip will have valuable lessons, even if she doesn't land a permanent job. I told her I learned from my new friend Nina that she'd really have to bust her gut to survive on her own over there, independently. That in itself will make the trip worth it.

I wish her the best of luck. Thanks, Rachel. We'll keep in touch.

1 comment:

Rachel said...

JM, I'm so touched by the post :) Thanks my friend! We can do this! Keep in touch!

- Rach