The Roaring 20s: time of your life
or a crisis?
"Welcome to the casino: the confusion and helplessness
that strike millions of twentysomethings soon after graduation
is frequently the result of the feeling they are about to gamble.
Often. On their lives." The casino that authors Alexandra
Robbins and Abby Wilner are describing is something they've
coined as the quarterlife crisis -a phenomenon which strikes
twentysomethings with feelings of overwhelming confusion and
helplessness about the future course of their lives.
Stalling on the road to the 'real'
I don't want to be in school anymore, but I'm not ready to
get a real job either. I am torn between the things I left
behind and the things I want but can't yet reach.
Countdown to crisis? Students sound
off about their twenties
Q: Do you believe this phenomenon exists or is it an excuse
for those who just can't find their way in life?
Xtina's lowdown on "real" jobs
My first job out of university (in my field and other than
in a bar) was at The Gazette, as last year's deputy editor.
Although it was "technically" my first real job,
the paycheque I received could hardly support my "real
job" claim and I still went to campus everyday. I still
felt like a student; I just didn't go to classes.