Confusion, uncertainty, and big, sexy dreams

One of my favourite things about my job is my inbox, because it sometimes feels like the bat-phone (in a world where Escape the City gets to play Batman). I get so many brave, vulnerable emails from members of all ages, from all over the world. The other day, this came in from one of our members – as she described, ‘the only thing that can express how I feel is something I wrote a few months ago.’


24 and more confused than ever,
noone said childhood certainty is forever,

why do we graduate with a degree,
only to realize that without a dream we’re not free,

uncertainty is consuming our universe,
is this the quarter life crisis curse?

we need dreams to set us free,
what good is no dream and only a degree?

thoughts and actions, continuously analyzed,
only to leave us paralyzed,

behind a cubicle on the 32nd floor,
these corporate towers stole my soul,
in my heart they only left a hole,

on an ongoing quest to find my passion,
before my whole world comes a crashin,

nine to five is not the way to survive,
my thirst for life has to be revived.

She wanted to make a change, but she wasn’t sure where to start. Should she go to grad school? The posts I recommended:

  • http://www.thegreatcanvas.com Kenny

    What an awesome poem describing how so many people feel. I hope she finds happiness

  • Shelley

    I’m 33. And i wish i had done more for myself at the age of 24 than trying to fit in with others so that i wouldn’t be ‘ostracised’ for simply being different. Too often we hide our originality under the misconceived notion that if we walk off the beaten track, we would not gain the respect and acceptance from others. But if you were faced with cancer now and you don’t know how long more you have, what would You choose? Listen to yourself, because your heart knows best! If you feel in your gut that grad school will find help you find your voice, you’d feel a huge “Yes” pulsating through you. If not, ask Adele.