Quarter-Life Crisis!

The other day I was thinking about my birthday, because I am happily self-absorbed. I realized that I’ll be 25. It sounds so old, yet it sounds distinguished, like my life is supposed to be together. But we clearly know that isn’t possible. I’m about as distinguished and put together as a goat.

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Anyway, now that you’ve finished laughing at my life skills I was thinking about my birthday and what I want to see and do that day. I mean I’ll be 25 so I have to do something special. Right? Or is that societal pressure? Or perhaps it’s both, but who cares I love to have fun and I just love my birthday. For example I know I want several cakes, as I’ve seen a variety of designs that I’d love to devour.

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But with this excitement and planning it hit me……….what if I’m still nothing? What if I have no money, no job, and have nothing to show for my life. What if turning 25 just proves to me how much of a life failure I am? Valid worries, as I so far suck at life.

Clearly, I am having a quarter-life crisis and apparently it isn’t all that rare to feel like such an utter failure. That’s good to know…and terrible….why must it always be so topsy-turvy!!!?? Chill out, life! We get that you’re a drama queen.

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To be honest, I’m not sure how I feel about this apparent life crisis. Part of me is feeling the push to be better to do things. To make myself proud. To make sure I can look at myself when I’m blowing out 25 candles and be like ‘you don’t suck all that much’.  The other part of me, of course, is telling myself that 25 will be very sad as I’ll be old and unaccomplished. Damn brain, we get it, now shut up!

Well, at least, I have 8 months to figure this out. We shall see, won’t we?

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35 Comments on “Quarter-Life Crisis!

  1. I know exactly how you are feeling, as I had these exact same feelings when I turned 30, then 40! Its like those milestone birthdays make us self obsess and question ourselves. I think your birthday will come, you will have a great time, and you will realise that actually, you dont have to have it all figured out just yet. Blimey, I havent sussed it at 44, so if you do understand what its all about when your birthday comes, please send me the manual hahaha xxx

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    • Hahaha. Deal. I’ll send it along if I figure it out. Maybe that should be my goal. Finally, accept that I don’t have to have the answers. It’s a huge problem for me.
      Maybe someday we’ll figure it out.

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  2. I keep feeling like this right before every birthday, it feels like life is going sooo fast and it’s freaking me out! It’s just important to remember you can just do things at your own pace, theres no ‘right time’ you have to do anything by. 25 is still super young so don’t worry gal, you got this x

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  3. I experienced the same kind of feeling when i turned 25, luckily i realized that life is what i make it and that others shouldnt be able to make me feel like I’ve done nothing 🙂 x Loved reading this.

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    • Thanks. I’m slowly learning to make the best out of what I’m given. That’s a tough pill to swallow some days.
      So true, we must have power over our own lives. Not let people’s opinion destroy us.

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    • Well, embrace life, live it to the fullest, stop caring what others think and take care of yourself first. Then by the time you’re my age you’ll be infinitely ahead of me.

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  4. Such a relatable post. I am very glad that you have managed to keep your sense of humour despite the crisis! You are clearly made of strong stuff. I’ll be turning 30 this year and am torn between the horror of being old and the impatience to say goodbye to my twenties, which have been complicated. I figure that the best is still yet to come so I am keeping optimistic!

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    • Haha thank you. I definitely try to be as strong as I possible. Oh so you’ll be what they call ‘dirty thirty’. I felt the same way at 19 I wanted to say goodbye to those awkward teen years. And 30 isn’t old. Well, I certainly hope it isn’t.
      Here’s to the future, may it not devour us whole. lol

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  5. So true! I think the biggest thing for me is recognizing that every day is a chance to do something new, something great. Use what little time I have on this earth and make it worth while.
    Then again, staying up late at night and scrolling endlessly through instagram has its perks….

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    • Ohhhhhh how I relate to that! What is with Instagram? Soooo addictive. Besides Instagram can inspire us to live too, you know. So definite perks.

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    • Truth! I don’t know why we think we have to have it together, but I suppose that is what I’m having to learn this year. That it’s okay to be at a different place as everyone around me it doesn’t mean I’m a failure or anyone else is either.

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  6. I’m much older now. But I remember feeling The exact same way and 25. I think it something about 25 that really makes us begin to ponder everything. However, just reading through your blog reveals that you are light years ahead of me at your age. Very self-aware and you have an amazing talent for communicating your thoughts with humor and intellect. My gut tells me the best is yet to come for you. 🙂

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    • Thank you, that means so much! I’ve been lacking some self-confidence so it’s always nice to get such a sweet compliment. I work very hard on both my writing and humor so I’m glad you said something.
      Also, you give me some hope. Maybe I’m not hopeless, after all.

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  7. I guess I didn’t have that crisis when turning 25 because my older sister was 25 once, and she still wasn’t an adult at all 😅 But it’s true that there’s such a pressure, I see it in my friends some are freaking out ! So keep it up, you’re not alone indeed 😊

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    • Thanks. Yeah, that might have helped you be able to relax more at 25. Since all my friends are seemingly ahead of me then it just adds to it. I just got to get myself to realize it’s all okay.

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  8. I turned 30 last year and didn’t do much to be honest. I’m also at a point where I’m starting a new career after teaching for nearly 10 years and getting married. So life is all about to change for me! Each stage we face new challenges – which can also be quite comical along the way!

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    • Well, sounds like you’ve had some huge changes. Congrats hope they are going well.
      Challenges are so much easier to deal with when they are comical, that’s for sure.

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  9. I don’t know what I’m doing and I’m 46 😀 doubt it will change for the better now… don’t be obsessed by your age is the only advice that I can give you! You’re only as old as you feel… (so my age varies between 7 and 107…)

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    • Damn. lol. I actually don’t figure it will get ‘better’, but I don’t know maybe I’ll stop feeling as stuck. I really should try to focus on the good and stop acting like a stressed out adult who doesn’t know how to relax. I’m working on it.

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  10. To be honest I think everyone goes through this at a few stages in their life so don’t stress yourself about it too much, if your happy with where you are right now then everything is great, if not I suggest you plan out your next 5yrs and what you want to have accomplished by 30 and get it done! 😁

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    • I like that idea! I’m not huge on 5 yr plans but you make it sound like it’s more like 5 yr goals, and I love goals. I’m gonna have to start making a list. Thanks

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