From Maggie's blog, which completely sums up how I've been feeling lately -- Odd, how our lives always run in parallel. I think that Fabio and Barbie are to blame, but I'm not sure of why. Anyway, here's what I wanted to post:

"Being Twenty-Something"
>They call it the "Quarter-life Crisis." It is when you stop going
>along with the crowd and start realizing that there are many things
>about yourself that you didn't know and may not like. You start
>feeling insecure and wonder where you will be in a year or two, but
>then get scared because you barely know where you are now.
>You start realizing that people are selfish and that, maybe, those
>friends that you thought you were so close to aren't exactly the
>greatest people you have ever met, and the people you have lost
>touch with are some of the most important ones. What you don't
>recognize is that they are realizing that too, and aren't really
>cold, catty, mean or insincere, but that they are as confused as
>You look at your job... and it is not even close to what you thought
>you would be doing, or maybe you are looking for a job and realizing
>that you are going to have to start at the bottom and that scares
>Your opinions have gotten stronger. You see what others are doing
>and find yourself judging more than usual because suddenly you
>realize that you have certain boundaries in your life and are
>constantly adding things to your list of what is acceptable and what
>isn't. One minute, you are insecure and then the next, secure. You
>laugh and cry with the greatest force of your life. You feel alone
>and scared and confused. Suddenly, change is the enemy and you try
>and cling on to the past with dear life, but soon realize that the
>past is drifting further and further away, and there is nothing to
>do but stay where you are or move forward.
>You get your heart broken and wonder how someone you loved could do
>such damage to you. Or you lie in bed and wonder why you can't meet
>anyone decent enough that you want to get to know better. Or maybe
>you love someone but love someone else too and cannot figure out why
>you are doing this because you know that you aren't a bad person.
>One night stands and random hook ups start to look cheap.
>Getting wasted and acting like an idiot starts to look pathetic.
>You go through the same emotions and questions over and over, and
>talk with your friends about the same topics because you cannot seem
>to make a decision. You worry about loans, money, the future and
>making a life for yourself... and while winning the race would be
>great, right now you'd just like to be a contender!
>What you may not realize is that everyone reading this relates to
>it. We are in our best of times and our worst of times, trying as
>hard as we can to figure this whole thing out...


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