Transitioning into adulthood is exciting and sometimes overwhelming.
There are no rule books and it happens often when we aren't ready.
This is often referred to as the Quarter Life Crisis or Emerging Adulthood. (I prefer the later as its more opptomistic ) Even so, the feelings many Emerging Adults experience can feel like more of a crisis.
During Emerging Adulthood, it is normal to feel the push and pull of many transitions Lots of endings and new beginnings. You may say good riddance to some of the endings, and grieve others. Each person is different. Some focus on the good byes and others relish the opportuntity for someitng new. Your attention during emerging adulthood is around relationships, (friendships and life partner), career ( a first job, a first professional job, and establishing a caree my tenure as a College Counselor, I had the opportuity to move with students as they met the challenges of starting college, determining career and eductional paths, Finding friendships and the joys of new relationships and the discomfort when one ended.
I also had the opportunnity to work with those who were not on the traditional 18-22 college path for a variety of reasons. I particularly enjoyed the clients who were on their own path at their own time. They may have been delayed starting college or had college interuped due to illness or disability. They may have become parents sooner than expected or may have had to work to make other things financially feasible.
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