The data shows that our current generation of adults has it worse than our parents and grandparents did in just about every measurable area of life. We are buying houses later in life (if we are lucky enough to buy at all), we are marrying and having children later or not at all, wages have not kept up with cost of living and inflation, and on and on. Adding insult to injury, we are constantly told that we are all too lazy, too sensitive, and could have anything we wanted in life if we’d just quit spending so much money on brunch. Adulting is hard under the best of circumstances, and it can feel downright impossible some days. It’s little wonder that rates of adult anxiety, depression, and substance use continue to increase.
It can be hard to focus on the positive with all the negativity swirling around, but there are things worth feeling hopeful about.
The pandemic brought us many awful things, but it also made remote working mainstream which is leading to a better quality of life/ work-life balance for many. “Quiet quitting” is reminding us that we don’t have to work ourselves to death. And the stigma around discussing mental health is lifting, leading to many folks reaching out for help who may previously have thought they should just suck it up.
I will work with you to help you realize the good in your life that is already there as well as to find the good that is out there, waiting to be discovered by you.
“For what it’s worth: It’s never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you find you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start over again.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald