I’m not the only one who feels like they don’t have a plan. The simplistic view of adult life that we vision as a child, slowly fading away as we realise that it’s genuinely impossible to remember to take a meal out of the freezer 24 hours before you want to eat it. This is where The Quarter Life comes in.
Sometimes being able to read or listen to the musings of others can help us to calculate our own thoughts, I know that is at least the case for me. So, if you’re done with tagging your friends in memes for today, then take a look at some of my truthful accounts of being twenty-something and ordinary. You never know, it might interest or even help you out.
I first started writing solely for me, to help me gather and order my thoughts. As a result of this, all of the posts you will find on here are entirely personal. It was only when I wrote My Voice, which was subsequently submitted to and published in the Girl Gang zine, that I realised I could start The Quarter Life. Obviously anyone can start a blog at any time, but you need a certain element of self-belief. That’s what I had been waiting for.
I’m 26 and have been living in Hanoi, Vietnam since August 2017. Prior to this, I was an English teacher in the UK (which is what I expected I’d still be doing now when I was 22). This site reflects my own experiences as a twenty-something female and how I’m making sense of it all. Find out more about why I moved to Hanoi here, and how living with my boyfriend overseas has been so far.