How to Love Your Quarter Life Crisis

August 26, 2015 | Written with Love By: Shaina Leis

After 48 hours of labor, I finally gave birth to my second video…

I made every single, possible mistake known to man while filming this. I did not get enough sleep the night before…major brain fuzz. I forgot to turn the microphone on…3 times. Shooting at two very different times of the day is a big no no. Charging the battery to your camera is pretty important. And playback while filming is crucial.

AHHHHHHH!

In the moment, I wanted to scream…or cry. You choose.

But, once it was complete, I was truly grateful to have made the mistakes that I did. Believe me, I will NEVER forget to turn the microphone on again!

It’s all part of the process. And just because you love doing something, doesn’t mean it’s always smooth sailing, especially in the beginning stages. Trial and error. Trial and error.

Even with all the malfunctions, my weekend was well spent! I’m excited to continue to learn and grow on this journey…

This week’s video is titled, “I Heart My Quarter Life Crisis.” To start on a positive note, I really wanted to highlight WHY a quarter life crisis is one of the best experiences that will ever happen to you- and why you’re actually one of the LUCKY ones.

I wouldn’t be where I am today if I hadn’t hit rock bottom. And boy, am I glad it happened when it did- while I was still young!

Enjoy watching it!

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And on a final note, a big thank you to all of you who have showed nothing but love and support : )

With gratitude and much love,

xo
Shaina

VIDEO TRANSCRIPT

I hope you all had a spectacular week.

The days are long, but the years are short.

Well, that was random.
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Well, those are my words of wisdom for the day…see ya. Just kidding.

Today is a special day, because in honor of all of you who are currently suffering from the syndrome commonly known as a quarter life crisis, I would like to be the first to say congratulations.

You’re officially a member of the club.

But in all seriousness, a quarter life crisis, can feel as such, a crisis when you’re in the midst of one.

Symptoms include, but are not limited to confusion, feeling utterly lost and dramatized hysteria.

But, being former president I can assure you that you are one lucky duck!

I’m not saying your lucky for shits and giggles, or for content strictly for this video…From the bottom of my soul, I can tell you, it’s probably one of the best things that have happened to me.

I honestly feel like the people who hit rock bottom in their quarter life, are the blessed ones in this world. And I don’t mean to say that to sound corny, but it’s just really how I feel.

A quarter life crisis, is not a curse, it’s an absolute advantage.

And in just a moment I will tell you why.

It’s just a shame to me that a lot of people are given the chance (that wake up call) to rebuild a greater life than before, but they choose to wallow and adopt that poor me mindset instead of feeling empowered to come out stronger than ever.

If you’re watching this, you are more than capable of overcoming this and being the rockstar you know you’re meant to be.

So although, you may be feeling like this one over here:

is somebody handling that?

Here are the top 3 reasons to LOVE your quarter life crisis:

1.) You are saving approximately 25 years off your life. I don’t know about you, but I’d much rather go through freak out mode now, then when I’m 50- waking up wondering why I’ve wasted half my life at a job that doesn’t excite me…eeek!

You are awake right now and that’s fantastic news!

You’re doing all the heavy lifting now so you can live the amazing life that most people never will- or they will but they’ll be old and wrinkly.

We are led to believe that after decades of hard work and struggle, then we’ll experience happiness, wealth and fulfillment. I say, screw that. I want those things now, while I’m young, savvy, energetic and pretty awesome. (Not to say that I don’t plan on being all of those things when I’m fifty!)

Life is too damn short. I’ve saved 25 years of my life and you have the opportunity to do the same.

2.) You get to be selfish, really selfish.

I totally respect other people’s decisions to get married and have kids at a young age, but it is not my thang…at all. So if you’re like me, you probably have minimal responsibilities.

Embrace this fact.

You get to be totally selfish here. And I will be the first to say there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that.

Selfish has never looked better.

Don’t use your free time feeling sorry for yourself. Take advantage of it while you have it- and start finding ways to better yourself and ultimately bettering your life.

3.) It’s a time to explore and break all the rules.

We’ve followed such a rigid path since we were young children, from kindergarten all the way through high school and college…one robotic step after the next.

I could rant and rave over how rewarding the journey of self discovery is alllll day. It changed my life.

You’ve have the same opportunity to search for your real desires, talents and passions…to follow your own path that leads to the pot of the gold.

These are the years to try new things and test new ground.

The world is an incredible place and it’s yours to explore. We have options today that our parents and grandparents never had. Take advantage of them. Follow your curiosities. You owe it to yourself.

Ok guys I hope this video gave you an extra boost of encouragement. If you liked it, go ahead and it give it a thumbs up and be sure to subscribe to my channel for a new video every week on Wednesdays at 10am PT. Bye!

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Hi there! I'm Shaina Leis- founder of this inspirational space :) I'm a Certified Life Coach with a passion for helping young adults better themselves and their lives. In this blog, you'll find general advice, career guidance and so much more. Have fun!

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