A Personal Record: Me and My Quarter-Life Crisis

Graduated with a university degree. Moving out and owning a flat. Having a promising career. Travelling all over the world. Having a group of confidants that understands me. Having found my life partner and living blissfully ever after.

Just flip over my 15 year-old self diary, I found out these are exactly what I would like to achieve by the age of 25. Yet as I reached the quarter of my life, rather than living like what my 15 year-old self projected, I am unable to afford the soaring rent to live independently, don’t have enough time to carry a backpack for travel and am still single. Life is not as bright as I described when I was a teenager. Sometimes the smallest things could make me down: Monday mornings, a Facebook post of some friends cuddling their partner in their special occasion; some seem to be seizing their days, pampering themselves with an extended travel holiday. It fills me with panic when all of these gave me an idea that people surrounding me are “achieving”.

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Conwy & Llandudno: A Tranquil Stroll in North Wales

The turquoise waters, sun-kissed sand, secluded shorelines, little stalls selling seashells, and plates of delicious seafood have made me feel rejoiced since I was just a kid. After an exciting hike in Mount Snowdon, we decided to seize our another day in North Wales to the fullest. To my delight, Conwy and Llandudno all reminded me of those carefree, sunny childhood days on the beach.

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Snowdon: Conquering the Highest Mountain in Wales

You all are so lucky, today is a good time to come here.” Dan, our Airbnb host, told us while offering us a free car ride to the entrance of our Snowdon hike. “Usually, it is mostly blanketed with thick clouds, foggy sights, or light rain in early May.” Yet instead of what he described, bright rays of morning sunlight peered through our car window, greeting us with such a heartwarming glow. When the West Midlands in England was loomed with drizzle, it was the complete opposite here, blessed with such a pleasant weather. It is admittedly a joy to look above, and be surrounded by rarely cloudless, azure sky that we have long been dreaming of.

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Wandering through a Historical Bath

From the Roman bathhouses to the elegant Georgian architecture, the city of Bath enticed us from the moment we arrive and enriched our travels with its vast history, when the Romans first located themselves here centuries ago. Every brick of the city is still dripping with history, and the trip made us feel like stepping back in time, as we immersed ourselves in the grace of this city.

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