What is a Quarter Life Epiphany?

What IS a Quarter Life Epiphany, exactly? (aside from being the former name of my blog, of course)

At first, it seems difficult to describe and define…

… because a Quarter Life Epiphany is the antithesis of a one-size-fits-all statement, a reaction against being forced into a mold.

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A Quarter Life Epiphany is as personal and unique as the individual experiencing it.

For me, my Quarter Life Epiphany was realizing that I didn’t want to sit at a desk for the majority of the waking hours of the rest of my life, to earn money to buy things and things and things that I didn’t actually need and that, shockingly, weren’t actually making me happy. My Quarter Life Epiphany was realizing that I could live however I wanted to, and that I didn’t need to (and really, SHOULDN’T) follow a path laid out for me by someone else, by some collective idea of what a successful life means.

My Quarter Life Epiphany was a decision – I want to create my best life possible, for me. I want to be successful in my own way, not in a way that anyone else defines for me.

A Quarter Life Epiphany is the answer to a Quarter Life Crisis, described by Wikipedia as “a period of life usually ranging from the late teens to the early thirties, in which a person begins to feel doubtful about their own lives, brought on by the stress of becoming an adult. The term was coined by analogy with mid-life crisis.”

What is your Quarter Life Epiphany? What makes you happy, what doesn’t, and how can you live your best life possible?


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A short vacation in Thailand turned into a life abroad with a canceled ticket home. Nearly a decade later and after living in Bangkok, Rio de Janeiro, Puebla, and Puerto Vallarta, Steph is on to her next adventure and living back in beautiful, cosmopolitan Mexico City. She is living, traveling, and working (both as an expat therapist and an international health insurance representative) around the world to find the beautiful, inspirational, and interesting while sharing it with you!

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  1. Damion wright
    December 30, 2017 / 6:08 am

    Mine was God speaking to me.you in a way how do I get over it. They don’t want me smoking but I’m so bored I do it for entertainment

    • Steph
      December 31, 2017 / 3:05 pm

      Hi Damion! I’m not even going to try to give advice on what anyone else should do with their life: I think each person knows his/her own struggles, talents, desires, downfalls much better than anyone else.
      Regarding smoking, it is really unhealthy, and if it’s for entertainment, there are so many more interesting things to do in this world, if you give them a try.
      Best of luck!

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