Welcome to Excerpts From My Super-Secret Diary, an A+ feature for Silver & Gold members in which we publish for you some of our incomplete and/or highly personal thoughts we’ve written down, often with actual pens. Today, KaeLyn has selected excerpts from her recently recovered Livejournal chronicling her quarter life crisis in the years immediately following her entry into the real world.
What I know about myself in my mid-twenties is that I felt like the world was going to collapse if I didn't find my TRUE PURPOSE IN LIFE, that I both deeply desired and vehemently resisted stability, and that I really overused ellipses wow that's really the worst part. What I know about myself now, over a decade later, is that the world is huge and I'm a tiny speck, the future is open to a million different possibilities, and I'm going to be just fine and it's a damn privilege to be able to believe that and I'm grateful AF. I present to you, a queer woman on the verge of a quarter-life cri...
You've Reached A+ Content!
Reader support is the cornerstone of our business model and it enables us to keep this site and 99% of our content free for everyone. Although we’d never put up a paywall for anything we know is necessary to our community, we do provide bonus content for A+ members like this post, the A+ member advice column and our monthly behind-the-scenes newsletter. It’s our thank you to the A+ Members who are playing a key role in keeping independent queer media alive.
In 2020, 86% of our support came through readers who enable us to pay the incredible LGBTQ humans who make this community run. Your membership contribution helps us to do this.
You can become a member and join the community that keeps Autostraddle working starting at just $4 a month.
Every member makes a difference when it comes to helping Autostraddle thrive, build queer community, and be here for the next person who needs us.
Already a member? Sign in