Been there, done that. A quarter-life crisis--or a couple of them--will certainly bring to light many things that may otherwise not be seen. This article on the "quarter-life crisis," sent by my one friend Lynden, totally makes the profound statement that "we are not supposed to have our entire life figured out by a certain age."
For a type-A person like myself, you're at first kinda like "What? Not having a game plan?! How will I keep up with my incessant list-making and scheduling when I don't know what to schedule?!" But then your life crashes completely out of nowhere, and you're totally having a meltdown one day about not having the perfect job, apartment, family, boyfriend, etc., and you realize that you're just SOL. Life doesn't go the way you want it to, and that's just life.
Of course it makes sense to throw a pity party for yourself upon this realization; however, it is what you do after that pity party that will affect your thoughts--and choices, more importantly--down the line. And you know what? I bet it will turn out even better than you thought it would. But you have to just trust that.
I can't agree more with this article, and this sentence in particular: "Difficult situations are often The Universe's way of getting our attention because when life is not turning out like we planned or desired, we are often motivated to start looking within."
How 'bout them apples.