Beauty & Terror.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Spotted these wise words the other day and fell in love.


I've joked a lot with friends lately about how so many of us seem to be in the midst of some sort of quarter-life crisis - whether it be career-related, relationship-related, or otherwise. Turns out, this growing-up-and-figuring-things-out business can be scary. What a great reminder that it can also be beautiful, eye-opening, full of wonder. Just keep going. 

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16 comments:

Eva M. Vázquez said...

Oh! I need to read something like this today! Thanks :)

Pink Ronnie said...

"Just keep going" - I love that!
Ronnie xo

Erika said...

Thanks for sharing! And you know what, growing up never ends ♥

Panda Head said...

love the visuals of this!
related: when i was 25 my Dad came to visit and brought, 100% UNSOLICITED, a copy of "Conquering Your Quarterlife Crisis." TO THIS DAY I still wonder what weird thing I must have said to him in conversation that prompted the gift, and my best friend (and roommate at the time) still have not stopped laughing about it.

Hannah Brandt said...

I love that, "no feeling is final." A good mantra!

Kathy said...

I love Rilke, and this is *so* good. Thank you thank you for posting!

angela said...

Yes, no feeling is final really rings true! Thank you for sharing this!

Carol Rial said...

Of course no feeling is final. Well I actually can not believe such a drama queen I was at my twenties. Apparently, when I turned 30, this drama started to fade gradually, and I went back to feel confident or am on the way to. 'Just keep going' can be the best advice :)

Jessica said...

That is really lovely. I was actually having a similar conversation with a colleague yesterday - my partner and I are moving interstate next month, but nothing is finalised yet due to external circumstances. "Aren't you scared?" my colleague asked. "What's the point?" I replied. "I can't control it, so there's no point worrying. I'm just sitting back and waiting to see what happens."

Shoko said...

Erika, so I hear! That's a good thing!

Morgan, so funny! There are days I could really use that book :)

Jessica, so very wise...

girlseeksplace said...

Quite possibly my new favorite quote.

Shoko said...

Mine too, Brianna!

Monica L. Shulman said...

just what I needed to read today. I went through my quarter life crisis and then again in my quarter life plus since I'm heading toward middle (gasp!) age. Each year that passes and each experience has a purpose. You learn from it, grow from it and move on after it. This much I know. And no matter how stressful it gets, I just remind myself of the last stressful, worrisome, overwhelming thing (and also the amazing and wonderful things) and where I came out on the other side.

Molly said...

Right there with you on this twenties angsty-ness (if that's even a word). Learning to accept that not all parts of your life line up when & the way you want them to is proving to be a very challenging lesson indeed. Nice to know that there are some others out there feeling the same growing pains.

Heather said...

Thank you for sharing this, Shoko! It's just what I needed to hear, today!

Y said...

i love this quote :)

and I have several quarter-life crises lately....I'm hoping that when I reach my 30's, things will settle down a bit and find its little niche in my life :)

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