Do you ever feel like the least accomplished person in the room?
I don’t know if this is a quarter life crisis thing or just plain old neurotic thinking but I can’t help but feel a little disappointed in me. When you are a kid everyone tells you that you have the potential to be anything that you want to be—so why haven’t I achieved more? My drive isn’t any less than anyone else but my social standing even within my friend group isn’t where I thought I’d be in this point in my life.
I know real doctors and lawyers, business men and women scaling the corporate ladder, entrepreneurs and missionaries who have achieved much in the corporate world and have given it up for a higher calling. There’s nothing like someone who has climbed the mountain, planted their flag, and then descended to do something else while you are still on the kiddy trails to make you feel like you missed out on something.
Here I am in my late 20s using my degree to file and answer phones. No one tells you about this on career day.