the millennial crisis: what now?

You have brought yourself here because like many of us in the world you’re asking, “what now?”.

You may be a student,

A graduate,

Or even someone seeking a change in career/lifestyle.

There is no way of predicting when this odd feeling will hit you. It will strike you indiscriminately.

Losing direction in life could be quite startling. It is claimed we crave familiarity over novelty when tracing human activity back to the stone ages. So, feeling uncomfortable with not knowing what to do is granted, unusual but I reassure you it is not sinister.

The first thing you should do when you are asking yourself this question is to breathe.

That will of course reduce panic…and once your heart palpitations have slowed down, remind yourself of the below: 

i am:

I am living.

I am learning.

I am growing.

I am searching.

Now think about what it is you’re asking yourself.

the answer to your question:

There isn’t a need to plan your life to the last detail. There is no deadline.

There is just you and endless opportunities to learn about who you are and what you want to be.

I always take the view that whatever you do or inspire to be will be your “life’s work” and it will reflect the person you are. Considering this is a fundamental message, why would we rush it?


Spend more time thinking about what is important to you.

What do you want to contribute to the world?

How can you create a real change?

Spend more time thinking about how you can spark a conversation about a topic you are passionate about.

Think less about what others are doing. This is your journey.

Think less about where you think you should be. Find out what you want, and that passion will drive you to success.

Explore a new path.

If you find your current career or lifestyle choice is no longer serving your purpose, don’t be afraid to step away from it. Reading can expose you to new philosophies. You may be a Law graduate, but you don’t need to pursue the legal field. (Giving yourself time to learn about yourself you may discover a career in Finance is for you).

Explore your creativity. If you have a hobby that you enjoy, why not turn it into a career? You will be able to earn whilst doing something you love. Regardless of the reward received, you would think less of it as work. This will be very beneficial as it will maintain your happiness.

If you don’t have a hobby, find one! It would be a good way to learn more about yourself. Here are my recommendations (this is of course a non-exhaustive list as to list all will exceed capacity):

  • Gardening
  • Interior Designing
  • Drawing
  • Writing (blogging, writing a book, poetry)
  • Painting
  • Gaming
  • Dancing/singing/acting
  • Photography

If you don’t have a hobby, discover what inspires you to succeed?

  • To create positive change (on social policies such as welfare for the poor)
  • To spread happiness
  • Your parents and/or family
  • Music
  • Personal experiences
  • Diversity and Inclusion of all groups
  • Philosophy

to inspire you

“So, you have to be your own teacher and your own disciple, and there is no teacher outside, no saviour, no master; you yourself have to change, and therefore you have to learn to observe, to know yourself. This learning about yourself is a fascinating and joyous business”. – Jiddu Krishnamurti

“Declutter your mind, your heart, your home. Let go of the heaviness that is weighing you down. Make your life simple, but significant.”  – Maria Defill

6 thoughts on “the millennial crisis: what now?

  1. Dear Athia, you write so well and with such creativity, it’s been truly inspiring to discover your blog 🙂 stay safe and greetings from another fellow blogger/writer from Portugal, PedroL

    1. Hi PedroL,

      I hope you are well 🙂

      Thank you very much for your kind comment. Your words really do mean a lot to me and are greatly appreciated. I am happy to hear you find my blog inspiring. I hope to continue sharing inspiring pieces for everyone to enjoy. I am quite new to WordPress blogging and i must say, joining has been the best decision i have made so far. I have read so many fantastic pieces and met warm fellow bloggers. I cannot wait to continue exploring and contributing on here.

      Stay safe and lots of love,


      1. thank you so much Athia 🙂

        i’ve been blogging for a few years now and my first impression in your blog is that you know how to write and create interesting content.

        i am sure that, as long as you keep having fun with your blog, you will be successful because the most important you have, charisma and creativity 🙂

        good luck and keep on writing!

      2. Wow, PedroL! Your comment really is the highlight of my day. Thank you so much! It means a lot to have an experienced blogger give me that feedback. I really can’t wait to continue growing in this field. (it has been something i have aspired to do for a very long time but lacked courage to do so).

        Thank you again for your kind words and feedback, i cannot express enough gratitude!

        Warm wishes,

        Athia 🙂 x

      3. oh, I just wrote it because I see how well you write and I honestly believe you’ll succeed, so, even if it takes some time, never give up and keep on blogging and having fun with it 🙂

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