1/4 Life Crisis

So… I haven’t just written and vented for awhile.
Lately it’s been hitting me more and more that I need to make a decision with my life.
The decision being “kids”.

I keep questioning my purpose in the world. Am I really meant to procreate?
Or is being childless best for my mental and physical health?

Basically I’m having a fucking quarter-life crisis on the daily at this point and I’m terrified.

One part of me loves this independent, free, and mildly careless life. I mean shit… I’m free to travel, work, and enjoy life without any real commitments (And I kind of like that.)

Another part of me is craving some sort of purpose… some sort of mark to be left on this planet… a reason to be alive…

I guess right now I’m just hopeful that time/fate decides it for me (Because I apparently can’t decide 100% either way and it pisses me off).

If anyone gets to this point of the post… thank you for being here to read my thoughts. πŸ™‚

19 thoughts on “1/4 Life Crisis

  1. My son is grown so that procreation thing is done. But I feel the same way about relationships. I’ve been single now for four years and while a part of me misses being a part of being in a relationship, the part that can come and go and do as I please is quite content.

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  2. Oh, love. I swore up and down I didn’t want to be a parent. Never wanted any kids. Mine came as a surprise, and while I miss the inependence, I have no regrets.

    You don’t have to have a child. Sometimes we strive better without certain commitments. Either way, the answer will come to you at the right time. Until then, try to breathe through the chaos as much as possible.

    It doesn’t matter how many times to compare advantages and disadvantages, it may not turn out the way you plan. You’ll figure it out in due time!

    Thinking of you ❀

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  3. πŸ€”Hmm, Mark your purpose! You don’t need a baby for that. πŸ˜‰. You can still do wonders and again it’s a personal choice. Do what you love and have no regrets β˜ΊοΈπŸ‘

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  4. Don’t ever feel like you *have* to have kids if you don’t want to! As much as it sucks that you have to make the decision, it’s totally up to you. Don’t let anyone tell you what you have to do!

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      1. If you ever want to chat about it, feel free to email me (jrvincente@gmail.com). Seriously. I have kids, and had a few tough having kid-related decisions to make. I’d be happy to share!

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  5. I feel you and can relate. Though I’m past the 1/4 crisis and now I’m having another one … and talk of children still frightens me. Hope you make the right decision for you! It’s good you’re thinking deeply on it now.

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