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    Quarter-Life Crisis

    I'm past my quarter-life crisis of 25 but am wondering how many of you would give up your houses, jobs, assets, etc. to go somewhere you want to be. For example, I have a house and a decent job but many days yearn for a far different life. I think accumulating assets only leads to more accumulation and it's far too cyclical. Would any of you drop your jobs and move to Key West, San Diego, etc?

    Part of me thinks laying on the beach during the day at bar-tending at night would be better than the corporate grind but I don't know. Another part of me thinks having a stable job and health insurance is good enough. Thoughts? How realistic do you get with your thoughts or is it all a pipe dream?



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    Re: Quarter-Life Crisis

    It depends.. Is the girl in your avatar going with me? And will I have to pay child support when I leave?



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    Re: Quarter-Life Crisis

    hmmm very good question. i have thought about this many times as well. i rent a house but have a decent job that i want to stay at for a long time. health insurance is nice indeed!! but doing the same thing every day does get pretty boring and stressful. and having kids can be stressful as well... i would love to pack up the kids and move to new orleans and open a resaraunt, but yep just a pipe dream!


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    Re: Quarter-Life Crisis

    Quote Originally Posted by cyhawkdmb View Post
    It depends.. Is the girl in your avatar going with me? And will I have to pay child support when I leave?
    A) no, Katy Perry is not going with you but you will have the internet and window shades where you move.

    B) if you move to another country then no. otherwise, yes, you lazy ungrateful oaf! :)



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    Re: Quarter-Life Crisis

    From my experience, once you're used to making money, it SUCKS going back to a situation where you're not.



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    Re: Quarter-Life Crisis

    Quote Originally Posted by demoncore1031 View Post
    i would love to pack up the kids and move to new orleans and open a resaraunt, but yep just a pipe dream!
    I know. I know opening a bar is a turrible investment but sometimes I think it would be more rewarding than what I do now. I sit in front of spread sheets all day anyway so why not make it my own business financial info?



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    Re: Quarter-Life Crisis

    Quote Originally Posted by mtowncyclone13 View Post
    I know. I know opening a bar is a turrible investment but sometimes I think it would be more rewarding than what I do now. I sit in front of spread sheets all day anyway so why not make it my own business financial info?
    alcohol is a good business no matter where you are!


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    Quote Originally Posted by demoncore1031 View Post
    alcohol is a good business no matter where you are!
    me, you, and jello shots.

    selling i mean, not taking.



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    Re: Quarter-Life Crisis

    I tried to sell my wifeon being a concierge in Key West while I was a beach bum with a metal detector but she said no.



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    Re: Quarter-Life Crisis

    It's ultimately only a question you can answer. It's all about figuring out what you value and want most out of life. All I will say is that people who work in the hospitality industry do get bored and resentful of it after awhile like any job. Dealing with drunk people as your job is not fun.



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    Re: Quarter-Life Crisis

    Oh yes, it's that time of the year when I also ponder such things.

    There are many, many days when I desperately want to shuck all of this (house, cars, daily stresses, responsibility, etc) and live on white sand and blue water. But then I sit back and have a great day where I actually get something noteworthy accomplished and know that I'm too driven to live away from this GO-GO-GO pace for too long.

    And then there's my family. My parents are in the 80's and I'm finding myself gathering more and more responsibility there, helping them, keeping an eye out, etc. Could I move away and not feel an immense guilt at leaving them when they need me more? Ah no, I could not do that. They were selfless when it came to raising me/siblings and I cannot be so selfish to leave them now, when I can be there for them.

    I bartender and waitressed by way through college. You honestly could not pay me to run a bar or restaurant. It's a life-sucker. The people I worked for lived a sad existence.

    But, I also took an amazing trip to DC when I was in college and spent a spring break working in homeless shelters. More people need that experience. There is a part of me that yearns to 'help people' whatever the heck that means. But I also know it's heartbreaking. You can't help/save everyone. I'd work myself right into an early grave.

    In the end I like sitting in my comfy chair by my paid-for fireplace, and traveling with my husband to far-flung places, and enjoying the fruits of our general labors. So in the end, maybe we need to get tired of staring at spreadsheets and pounding our collective heads against the wall in our jobs, so that when good things do happen, we can savor them.

    Or, maybe I'm full of **** and we should all get the heck out of here and die of a suntan rather than stress.


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    Re: Quarter-Life Crisis

    Quote Originally Posted by mtowncyclone13 View Post
    A) no, Katy Perry is not going with you but you will have the internet and window shades where you move.

    B) if you move to another country then no. otherwise, yes, you lazy ungrateful oaf! :)
    What are the window shades for?



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    Quote Originally Posted by VTXCyRyD View Post
    What are the window shades for?
    so you can have some privacy as you linger on the internet with pictures of her.



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    Why are people looking in my window watching me?



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    Re: Quarter-Life Crisis

    20 Industries With Record Numbers of Jobs - Yahoo! Finance

    All of these "hot jobs" probably pay $8.50/hour. Where are all the "needed" employees to whom they'll pay $40/hour with relocation expenses?

    For the record that'd be a huge salary jump for me.



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