Don’t lie, we all look at a friend’s Instagram or Facebook page and stalk the awesome life they live. They are the same age as you and they just happen to be getting the best out of life. They have an awesome career already, they are engaged, they travel a lot, eat at expensive restaurants, have the best clothes, etc. We all, at one point in time, wish we were living a different life or thought our life would turn out completely different by the age of 25. Most of us sell ourselves big dreams everyday that we cannot handle realistically. We are far too young to be going through a “Mid-life crisis” but if you are experiencing any of these signs, you may be going through a quarter life crisis. I came up with a list of 25 signs I currently am going through at this age just to let you all know you are not alone and that eventually our dreams will come true! Hopefully I can bring some smiles to your faces with this one. Are there any of you out there who feels the same as me sometimes?
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Quarter Life Crisis # 1 : Comparisons to your friends
Don’t lie, we all look at a friend’s Instagram or Facebook page and stalk the awesome life they live. They are the same age as you and they just happen to be getting the best out of life. They have an awesome career already, they are engaged, they travel a lot, eat at expensive restaurants, have the best clothes, etc. If anything, these people should at least be our motivation! I want to live a life like that too! Haha! Don’t worry though, one day someone will be stalking your life and wondering how you do it!
Quarter Life Crisis # 2 : Credit Score
You are probably going through a quarter life crisis if you are constantly trying to improve your horrible credit score. I went crazy with credit cards in college. I always told myself at the age of 18, “oh, my credit is bad now, but I’ll pay it all off in about 5 years, and then I’ll have perfect credit!” It’s been 6 years now and my credit is probably worse than ever before. It seems like it takes light years to build a decent credit score. Sadly, I am giving myself by the age of 30 to get my life together when it comes to credit. I can do this! I am tired of those high interest rates!
Quarter Life Crisis # 3 : Relationships
I am 25 years old and never been in a real relationship. I used to be embarrassed to admit that but I am ok with that now. Honestly, I swear I am surrounded by 25 year olds who are all married or engaged. I am going through a quarter life crisis just finding someone to date who is…normal! I always thought I’d be the one with a high school sweetheart or college sweetheart. Now, I just want to at least have a decent story to tell my grandkids how I met their grandfather. I believe my soul mate got lost. I will find him!!!!
Quarter Life Crisis # 4 : Taxes from paycheck
I hate taxes. My taxes that are taken out from my paycheck is literally worth another bill payment. I am already basically living paycheck to paycheck and stressing out over how much taxes will be taken from each paycheck is a quarter life crisis all on it’s own.
Quarter Life Crisis # 5 : Bills
I feel like ever since I got a job, I work to pay bills. Yea, I have some money left over but that usually ends up being savings for future bills. I didn’t ask for this life. I didn’t ask to pay for bills! We shouldn’t have to pay to live…at least we shouldn’t have to pay for water. Like why do I have a water bill?! Charge me for air why don’t ya!
Quarter Life Crisis # 6 : Living on your own
I always wanted to live on my own but you realize once you do, and you don’t have roommates anymore, you can’t split the bills with anyone. There’s no one to help you pay for half the cable bill or that stupid water bill. There’s no one to talk to once you get home from a long day of work. No one to search the house at night if you hear creepy noises, haha! I mean living on your own definitely has it’s perks but sometimes I wish I can pocket the other half of bill money to use towards leisure.
Quarter Life Crisis # 7 : Hating your job
You already probably don’t work at your dream job which means you probably are settling for the job you hate now. Most 25 year olds hate their jobs, that’s statistics! We literally show up for a paycheck some days. Some of us actually hold the jobs we hate, the longest…interesting right?
Quarter Life Crisis # 8 : Losing Friendships
At 25, most of our friends from high school, or even from college, are going in different directions than you. Friends get married, have kids, move far away, etc, and honestly we lose touch because of those things you don’t share in common with them. Around this age, we start to notice our group of friends getting smaller…and that’s totally ok.
Quarter Life Crisis # 9 : Gaining Friendships
I wouldn’t say I am the shyest person out there but gosh darn it, it is SO hard to make friends. Most people our ages aren’t open to new friendships because they either already have their set of friends or they are too busy with their own lives to get to know someone as a friend. Building friendship takes a lot of time and effort at our age because I honestly believe we become more picky on who we want around us. As for me right now, it’s hard making friends in a new place. Any tips on what I should do?!
Quarter Life Crisis # 10 : Being Lonely
Being alone is bound to happen closer to the age of 25 at least once in your life. Most of us live by ourselves, aren’t in a relationship, have no kids, no pets, barely any friends…so yea, it gets lonely. It doesn’t last forever though! So keep your head up beautiful!
Quarter Life Crisis # 11 : Dream Job
Who else, once graduating college, thought you’d be working your dream job before the age of 25? I sure did! Pshh, if only life was that simple. Nowadays, you need 10 billion years of experience or know someone in the company to get a decent job. Most of us are probably working jobs right now we actually hate, haha! I haven’t given up yet, and neither should you!
Quarter Life Crisis # 12 : Sleeping more
Honestly, some days I just like to sleep more because the stuff that goes on in my life just can’t be real (lol) and my dreams start to feel more realistic. Haha, I mean it sometimes gets to the point where I try to dream of the life I want to live so it feels real for like the first 5 minutes in the dream before things start to get weird.
Quarter Life Crisis # 13 : School Debt
Let’s all go hack Navient’s (used to be known as Sallie Mae) computer system and delete our names and debts out their system! Thank God I am currently in grad school so my debt is deferred even longer now. I know I am not the only one who puts school debt on the back burner and just thinks “one day I’ll be rich and just pay all this off anyways” haha! I think this a lot or I consider the fact I’ll be paying those loans until the day I die.
Quarter Life Crisis # 14 : Major in college
Sometimes I feel like I wasted 4 years in undergrad. Like why didn’t anyone tell me after 3 years of graduating, I’d still be looking for a job in my field of study. I am not saying all of us are in this boat but most of us are. We study and work so hard to be told that your education isn’t enough for an entry level job. Everyone wants experience. Well…how am I supposed to get experience if you don’t give me a chance!
Quarter Life Crisis # 15 : 24 hours in a day
At 25, sometimes it feels like there are not enough hours in the day. I swear time literally flies. Also, since this time change, it gets dark earlier here in Florida. Once the sun sets, I feel like my day is basically up. I have to get out of that mentality! Besides, if we did have more hours in the day…I’d probably just sleep through them.
Quarter Life Crisis # 16 : Drinking and Partying
When I was young, haha or more like 4 years ago, I was also up for an alcoholic beverage. I never thought I’d see the day I’d turn down an adult beverage or make up an excuse to stay home from a party. I rather sit at home nowadays. Plus, if I do drink alcohol, it is in the form of red wine. I don’t think I will ever get sick of wine, then again, I said that about liquor too.
Quarter Life Crisis # 17 : Online dating
I know some of you my age thought about it if you are still single and nothing seems to be working out. I’ll admit, I tried it for 2 weeks and it just wasn’t for me. Plus, there are a lot of creeps out there. You hear so many stories, or may know people, who actually had success with this online dating stuff, so you decide to give it a try. Sadly, it doesn’t work out for everyone….back to the drawing boards!
Quarter Life Crisis # 18 : Many Jobs
Well, like I mentioned before, many of us don’t work in our dream career yet which means we probably bounce around from jobs to jobs. Since I was 18, I have had 7 jobs in 6 years. I get bored honestly and I am always thinking to myself “there has got to be something better out there for me”.
Quarter Life Crisis # 19 : Many locations
Let’s see, at the age of 25, I have lived in 6 different cities in the past 6 years. More even before that but that is because I moved around with my family. Usually, when I get bored of a job, I get bored of the city, which is sad to admit. The good thing is that I experience many different places and I am not tied down to a place just yet because of kids or a relationship. I honestly think I will move one more time within the next year, then that’s it for a while!
Quarter Life Crisis # 20 : Not know which direction to go in life
Sometimes I wake up asking myself, “is it worth going to work today” or “should I just become a stripper”. At 25, your life pulls you in so many directions that it’s normal to be confused on your next step. It’ll all make since one day!
Quarter Life Crisis # 21 : Jealousy
I am not going to tell a fib but I do get jealous when I see people my age living what seems like the “perfect life”. Most days, I sit back and wonder what I am doing wrong and how come great things are happening to one person when we are both in the same predicament. I mean like hey, I want to travel the world too just like another 25 year old is probably doing right now! Truth is, we have to learn that we all have different paths and destinies. Sucks that I have to struggle more that the other person though haha!
Quarter Life Crisis # 22 : Empty Fridge
I don’t even want to look in my fridge right now. I probably have milk, water, eggs, sausages, and a lot of condiments and some old vegetables. Food just seems so expensive when your parents aren’t buying the food anymore. Every time I visit home, I bring a sack with me and bring back as much food as possible. A girl has got to eat!
Quarter Life Crisis # 23 : Saving Money
I swear it was easier for me to save money when I was 18 then now at 25. Oh yea…I know why, it’s because I have actual responsibilities now. It’s a crisis trying to save money when you barely make any money to begin with! With me, saving money just ends up going towards grocery, gas, or other bills. Like, who has time to actually save money for a weekend getaway…(sarcastic tone).
Quarter Life Crisis # 24 : Reassuring yourself
You ever have to tell yourself “it could be worse” or “some people have it worse” when something just dreadful happens to you? I find myself reassuring myself over the littlest things. Like, if I run out of gas on my way to work, I’ll tell myself “hey at least you have a car and a job and a steady income, you are going to be ok”. I swear, reassuring yourself makes you feel a little better about life, haha!
Quarter Life Crisis # 25 : One day at a time
We all are guilty of thinking and worrying about the future. This is a stressful age and I find myself thinking about bills that don’t even exist yet. Just yesterday I was thinking about how in the world am I going to pay a mortgage bill…I don’t even own a house! Don’t stress over things that haven’t happened yet. Take it one day at a time. Tomorrow is a brand new day for new beginnings. We will all be ok at the end of the day!
I hope you guys enjoyed this blog post. I know some of you can relate…or at least make me feel like I am not the only one! Which quarter life crisis can you relate to the most?! Let me know in the comments down below. Signing off…
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