As of today, A Quarter Life Crisis Blog is one years old.
Why did I start this blog and what’s the intention of it now?
I was struggling a year ago. I was in a rut and decided to use writing as a way for me to remind myself of what’s important as to not lose myself in a black hole that had become my life. With every post, I started to remember the importance of struggle and strength as well as how to maintain perspective when everything seems shot to hell.
Now, I don’t write to convince you, or myself, that we are different. Rather, I write to provide the insight and strength so we can utilize OUR own tools (mental, physical, emotional) to better understand how to tackle qualms, overcome struggles, strengthen weaknesses, maximize strengths and understand that we ARE so damn awesome.
Five key rules I try to reiterate over and over again throughout my blog are:
1) It’s OK to demand happiness from yourself and from the rest of the world.
2) It’s important to allow yourself to be vulnerable to struggles and changes, both innate and external.
3) Perspective is everything in every single situation you will ever encounter.
4) It will always be okay and you have everything you need to be okay.
5) You are not alone.
What has happened in the past year?
Two months in, the blog was featured on Paulo Coelho’s blog, five months later, a radio show highlighted the blog and it’s core, and a month after that, after winning the highest number of votes on an online contest, I was able to take the “Quarter Life Crisis” to The Huffington Post. It’s been an amazing adventure and I am beyond excited to see where the next year will take the blog.
How was all of this possible?
Even with my own strength to write and share my thoughts, struggles and lessons, this blog would not exist without any of my followers. So, I want to thank you– my family, my old friends, and most importantly new friends who have come about solely because of this blog (both people I’ve briefly known and virtual friends).
And to thank you all, I am hosting a contest so I can give back to those who’ve made this blog possible.
Two winners will receive a hand-made, personalized mini-QLC book that caters to their most prevalent struggle in their quarter life crisis. It will be a mini version of a main book that is still in progress (See the Questionnaire page).
In order to be qualified to win, you must do all of the following three:
1) Like the QLC Facebook Page
2) Follow the QLC on Twitter
3) Tweet your favorite post (with the link) from the past year to @QLCrisis with the hashtag #QLC1
You have until 11:59 pm EST on Saturday, September 29th to do the above!
Then, on Sunday I will use random.org to generate the two winners.