In your twenties, a lot of things change. But even more than that, your perception changes. For some, this leads to frustration, angst or a full-blown identity crisis. Over the past few years, social media has helped classify this popular phenomenon under the term Quarter Life Crisis: “The quarter-life crisis is a period of life ranging from twenties to thirties, in which a person begins to feel doubtful about their own lives, brought on by the stress of becoming an adult“. Wondering if you’re experiencing this? Check here. Pretty sure this sounds familiar? Read on to find out what books I’ve found most impactful in this period of my life.
Before I started freelancing I always thought getting business would be the hardest part. Turns out that’s not really true. What’s hard is getting companies to pay you appropriate money for doing business with them. Having turned down a fair share of not fair offers (pun intended), I’ve realized that it’s a quite emotional process, that usually goes something like this:
Since I moved to Sweden, I have built a carefully picked small circle of expat friends and a tiny circle of Swedish friends. While Sweden is usually not the first stop on my expat friends’ journey, it’s only a base for most of my Swedish friends. I can conclude, that all my friends have pretty extensive expat experience. My Swedish having this as their common ground: they are open towards the world and wouldn’t mind leaving comfortable Sweden for a new adventure (for a while). Now as I write this I can already see people panic. “We’re all open!“, they’d say, “We love to travel!” And while the travel part is true and they are generally friendly, the amount of truly open Swedes is small. Let me share some experiences.