Am I in an existential crisis?

Well, I think I am in an existential crisis…

What is my purpose? 

What am I passionate about?

What is the one thing that I would love to do for the rest of my life and make a living from it? 

Honestly, I have no idea…I really don’t have an answer for any of the above questions.

What about you? Have you ever asked yourself any of the above? Have you been so lucky to find the answers? 

What is the one thing that you love to do and you could do it all your life? 

Squeezing my brain all day and not finding any answers sucks…

Am I in an existential crisis? How do I get out? 

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I love traveling, cooking and enjoying this beatiful world. 
I’m a life lover! Simple as that!

54 thoughts

  1. When in doubt, read it out 😉
    If you haven’t already read Ikigai, I’d say this is the best time to do so! Similarly with the Alxhemist, if you haven’t already read it.
    I hope you come out of this state soon. Stay blessed, dear friend! 💕

    1. Thank you very much for the suggestion 😉 I did not read the Ikigai but the Alchemist yes and I guess we all have a journey in finding our destiny 💕
      We just need to flow away with it and maybe one day we’ll find our purpose ☺️

  2. I read somewhere “it doesn’t matter” you will flow along, at some point it might make sense, but in the meantime “enjoy the journey”

    1. And I guess who said it is perfectly right…I’m sure I’ll flow along and maybe someday will find some answers if I have to…otherwise I need to try my best to enjoy the journey and take what it comes😉

  3. From an observer’s POV, I would have assumed that you have it all. By this, you seem to have things together and that you have your life purpose figured out. It’s amazing how we have the power to portray anything we want to online. I think I know you but in reality, I’ve only seen a very tiny sliver of your life, which exists in the online world.

    There are only 3 things I am supposed to do in this life and I’m not sure if I do all 3 of them that well: wife, mom, nurse (I suck at nursing but I’m trying to get better at it…). I’m supposed to serve people, which is probably why I enjoy blogging as a hobby as well.

    I realize that everyone’s journey and purpose in life is different. And that sometimes, we just just need to turn into ourselves and block out all of the external noise to find the answers that we have been looking for. I believe that subconsciously, you already know these answers, and that these answers have been within you this entire time. 🙏🏻💕

    1. Hi Hilary, you’re perfectly right…the online world can be just an image (I guess this is the reason I’m not a very “social” person in the online world and I don’t trust everything I see ☺️). I try my best to keep my online me as natural as me but I guess we all have our ups and downs and in betweens…some days I feel like I have it all, I’ve found my purpose, my passions, and then I have days in which seems that I’m stuck and I don’t know nothing anymore, I feel like I don’t like anything and more I squeeze my brain to find something to be passionate about and worst it gets…
      I don’t want to say “I suppose that I should do this or that…” I really want to feel it! I want to do something that I’m passionate about…how do I find that “thing”?
      My husband is saying by trying…trying different things maybe can help me understand and find that “thing”…I guess I know deep down that what I need is a change.
      You are a wonderful wife and mom and a job that helps you help people in need and I guess that’s satisfying! 💕
      Thank you Hilary always for your kind words 💕🌸

  4. I honestly don’t have any of those answers figured out either and they make me feel like I am in an existential crisis too. I am definitely doing something I love but there is so much more to life. Who am I? What kind of a person do I want to be? How can I impact those around me? Will I leave a legacy? I don’t know! You’re not alone, I guess we’ll figure it out – one day at a time. 🙂

    1. Yes, I’m sure you’re perfectly right: we’ll figure it out, even though in the meantime is quite difficult to not focus on those questions without being able to find some answers…
      I’m guessing I’ll need a change in my routine that will put me on a path again 😅
      Thank you for your kind words and I hope you’ll find the answers to those questions when the time will be right 💕🌸

  5. Honestly – No! . How am I going to find these answers? will I ever find it ? I don’t know. Life is uncertain, are these questions necessary? If I have left one day, I’ll do all damn things I wanted to and leave at peace (Don’t ask me what is that “Damn things”) 😜 Like Happy Panda said – “You are not alone” .. I say .. “Live in the NOW” Bring Life to every step and enjoy every breath. ✨☺️

    1. Hahaha Simon, the first thing I wanted to ask was “what is that damn thing?” But you’ve got me 😂
      I don’t think these questions are necessary unless you find yourself in a situation in which you want answers to these questions and you don’t know how to answer…
      I’m very sure I’m not alone and I’m trying my best to live in the moment everyday just that sometimes maybe I don’t know what’s that moment and then I start asking myself lots of things…and since I’m a very curious person of course I need to find the answers too 😅
      Well, hopefully someday that will happen 😅
      Thank you Simon! Enjoy all the little moments in your life and make them best 🤩

      1. What is that Damn thing? 😅😅 That’s complicated 🤪😜 maybe another day 😂. Now I’m in a position to ask myself all that questions and often I ask myself – do I really needed this? and I don’t have the answers too🙄 One of the reason why I zone out most these days 😮 oops I said that 😒, I zone out a LOT these days. My too much thinking should be put an end, one day, maybe never 😂😂. Be curious, and stay curious and that curiosity will make us hustle all the time 😎👍 yes, right now, enjoy that little moments, and make it the BEST🥂 Thank you Ribana 🤗🤗

      2. Maybe we don’t really need to ask ourselves all those questions but maybe sometimes we cannot help it…curiosity can be very big! 😊
        Yes, lately it happens to me too to zone out frequently…it happened before and I’ve got past it so I guess is just a period that will pass too…😅
        You’re right: too much thinking is not good…instead we should just enjoy those little moments from our everyday life 😉 Have a wonderful day Simon 🤩🤗

      3. Curiosity is a deep sea, the more one explore the more curious one gets. This period will pass too, hoping☺️. Thats right, let’s enjoy the little moments now. Have a lovely Wednesday ❤️🥰

    1. That’s something I have noticed lately too…my enthusiasm alter over time and then seems that I need another boost 🙈 But is good when you have at least a constant in your life that maybe guide you through 😉

  6. I believe that the mission of human life is to end the miseries of material existence and attain a blissful life. We are constantly searching for happiness, but we often fail in our pursuit. We may get a glimpse of happiness, but it does not last forever. We do not want miseries, but we cannot avoid them. Many seem to believe that purpose arises from the special gifts that set us apart from other people—but that’s only part of the truth. It also grows from our connection to others, which is why a crisis of purpose is often a symptom of isolation. Once you find your path, you’ll almost certainly find others travelling along with you, hoping to reach the same destination—a community. I hope this helps. Wishing you a wonderful day <3 Aiva xx

    1. I guess you’re perfectly right…this existential crisis may be a symptom of isolation too….I am perfectly fine just with me and my husband, I don’t need too much interaction but sometimes I guess socialising with others helps in ways we even don’t expect or realise.
      Blogging is helpful from that point of view because I really feel that I’m surrounded by people that travels along with me, we have an interest in common and that’s great. Thank you Aiva for your wonderful words and support! I wish you a wonderful day filled with happiness 🌸

  7. I feel as we go thru life the answers to those questions change and there will be times of transition. Like a roller coaster, not to thrilling, but WOW, coming back down. Enjoy the ride.

    1. Very true. I’m sure our passions change during the years and our journey will bring us different challenges. I guess I’m ready for that roller coaster ride 🤩 Thank you!

  8. I think you found it. Traveling, cooking and enjoying life, although it may be hard, but not impossible, to earn a living that way. If that’s not it, then I hope the answer finds you if you don’t find it first.

    1. Yes, thinking about it I guess I always had it before my eyes….traveling, cooking and enjoying life are passions that makes me happy…earn a living from them? this I don’t know or maybe better I don’t know how to do it but I guess you’re right….the answers will find me or I’ll find them sooner or later 😉 Thank you very much!

  9. Everyone faces this at some point of time, but biggest crisis than this is not to identify it on time and work for its remedy.All questions are thoughtful,,😊💐, No problem arises without a solution

    1. Yes, I’m sure all of us sooner or later will be curious enough to ask ourselves some of these questions…the luckiest will have the answers right away, others maybe not immediately but when needed and if needed I’m sure we’ll find the answers 😉
      Thank you very much! 🌸🌸

  10. Sometimes we do need to make some changes in our life, especially if we are not really happy or satisfied with the way things are going. Nothing wrong with change, whether it’s something small or big. Sometimes we can find ourselves kind of feeling trapped and that’s when questions really arise and stress becomes quite prevalent which makes it hard for us to enjoy the life we have. It’s good to live in the now, but we also need plans for the future too. Sometimes all we need is to find some new hobby that we enjoy. I started with birdwatching when I was 15 and ended up doing various bird studies for over 30 years, though it was mostly part time, and I also loved working with wood so I eventually became a carpenter which I enjoyed as my main job for the years I was working and enjoyed these things very much. Health problems made me stop and I had to make major changes, but I found other things that I enjoyed, the latest is nature photography. Sorry, this is too long, but it doesn’t always take a major change, a simple change or addition to our life can really give a boost. It doesn’t need to be something we can make a living at, just something to enjoy, and sometimes that means trying different things until you find something you really enjoy. Have a wonderful day Ribana!😃😻🌞📷

    1. Thank you very much Steve, very appreciated! You are perfectly right, the questions arise when we feel trapped and is quite difficult to enjoy the moment.
      I’m so glad that you’ve been able to do a living from things you enjoy doing, that I think is really priceless. You are right to say that the present is important but we also need some plans for the future and I guess I’m too focused on making that living to allow me to have a future, that stops me from finding the things that I enjoy doing.
      I must direct my focus to what I like, what I enjoy and the living I guess will come ☺️
      Thank you again Steve 😻😍😉🌸🐿

      1. Well, I’m not quite sure, but I think because I was working on that new bird feeder, I did something to my back and my legs gave out, I could barely stand and walking was a struggle and painful exercise. I’m doing better, but my legs still get wobbly at times so I have to be very careful. Must admit, I was scared for a while, thought I had done some permanent damage, but it was a pinched nerve that was the problem.🙂😻 Thank you, have a great day!

    1. Hello and thank you for stopping by! I’m sure you’re right…keeping my brain busy looking for answers is really time consuming…I’m trying my best to live and enjoy day by day and maybe one day the answers will find me…😉 Have a wonderful day you too!

  11. Omg, I’m going through the same thing right now. My son started school this week and I’m getting so bored. I don’t know what to do with myself. Reading has become routine or a distraction from my existential boredom. I’m not that passionate about my writing as I used to be because I work so hard on my books and then nobody reads them. I call my family but everybody is busy. I don’t have friends. I don’t feel like going out. I pick a fight with my husband just because I’m so miserable. I need a me makeover

    1. I’m so very sorry! I have found out too that a reason for this situation is the isolation…I am not a very social person either but beside work I try my best to fill my day with things that I really like to do…and since maybe I’m not very clear with what I like to do this period I just try different things: walking, exercising, baking, cooking…and I try to challenge myself to do things that I never did…like I like to bake, ok, but to challenge myself I try some new recipes, walking new paths, or doing new exercises and it fills my mind 😉 Try something new and see how’s going 😉

      1. I’m glad when I can help 😉 Like with kids that you always need to keep them entertained, same is with our brains, we always need to try new experiences to keep them busy 😉

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