18.3.09

Quarter Life Crisis?

I guess I'm kind of dissatisfied at the moment. I'm not sleeping very well and I'm getting stressed and upset over even little things. It doesn't help that all my creative projects are up in the air. I just want to get shot of what I'm working on and start something new - but for now I'm stuck fixing little niggles as they become apparent, lacking the time or energy to fix the deeper flaws.

8 comments:

Zhoen said...

I remember 25 being an especially difficult year, angst-wise. But 27 was terrific, so hang in there.

Geosomin said...

Things will come together. Honest.
Every once in a while it seems things sputter out and need a rejiggering, and then they plop back into a new place, just as comfy as can be...different but just as good. New things will come up and fill the gaps in and make you smile...
It will come :)

Michelle said...

I seem to go through this in weekly cycles. This too, shall pass.

I think it's cool that you have all that creativity to begin with, and that you actually DO projects instead of just talking about them, like some people I know.

gnome said...

You should really my last weeks...

LuluBunny said...

Maybe you should try to take a short, but intentional, break from your current projects (maybe even give yourself permission to work on something else entirely new). Sometimes that's all it takes to recharge my enthusiasm for something - just to give myself permission to put it down and forget about it, for now.

And as for not sleeping and being stressed out by every little thing - I get the same way whenever my heart/mind has wondered off someplace else while I'm still trying to force myself to work on something I already started.

Just don't be afraid to set something down and pick something else up for awhile - you will eventually get back to the first thing (and finish it), but with a fresh pair of eyes, and a renewed excitement for it.

One of the best things for my mental health was reading a book called "Who the Hell is Pansy O'Hara?" it's all about how LONG and COMPLICATED, and CONVOLUTED, the process of writing was regarding some of the greatest works. It made me feel better to know that no one whose work I admire ever sat down, knowing EXACTLY what they were doing, and banged out a masterpiece in 6 weeks :)

tinker said...

It's hard to remember when you're in the midst of it (though apparently, the phrase suddenly comes to mind if someone else is having a life crisis, as well ;) - that this too, shall pass. Meanwhile, be kind to you... Hope things get better soon, Pacian.

Pacian said...

Thanks everyone. Project complete! So I'm feeling more positive now.

diddums said...

I'm feeling screwed up by every little thing right now, too. Like last night... and buying clothes! Whole other story...

Then you get to a new day when things seem better and less of a problem. Kind of depends...