25 Signs You’re Having a Quarter Life Crisis - Hayley Tapper

25 Signs You’re Having a Quarter Life Crisis

 In PASSION + PURPOSE, QUARTER LIFE CRISIS

Remember when you were younger, and 25 years old seemed so grown up? I, for one, had grand plans of owning a house, getting married, and working in my dream (and very-well-paying) job by the time I hit 25.

However, the reality was very different.

By the time I blew out the candles on my 25th birthday cake I was in the eye of a rather rough, quarter-life-crisis storm. Despite many years of study, I had just decided that I didn’t want to be a psychologist after all. My back-up plan? Well, it was non-existent. I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life!

On top of that, I was dating a guy who—quite frankly—couldn’t have cared less about me. I was drinking and partying A LOT to escape the feeling that I was seriously lost. I was so desperate to get my life on track after graduating university that I took the first job I was offered without any real thought as to whether I would like it or not. No surprise: I hated it!

Thankfully, I have since moved through my quarter-life crisis and out to the other side (yes, there is light at the end of the tunnel!).

From my own experience I can tell you there are plenty of signs, but here are my top 25 signs you're having a quarter life crisis:

[1] You feel like your job is a prison cell, and you’ve got to break out ASAP.

[2] You love buying designer brands because they make you look like you have it together on the outside (but on the inside you’re a hot mess).

[3] Seeing your Facebook newsfeed filled with wedding and pregnancy posts makes you want to throw your phone at the wall.

[4] You’re secretly (or not-so-secretly) dreading your high school reunion.

[5] You seriously suspect you’re allergic to ‘adulting.’ Writing a budget? Unbearable. Paying bills? Debilitating. Grocery shopping? Horrendous. Finding a matching pair of socks? Near-fricking-impossible.

[6] You’re highly skilled at watching entire seasons on Netflix in one sitting, while simultaneously Facebook stalking your exes.

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[7] Forget about walking down the aisle — you’d be happy with one decent date!

[8] You have changed jobs five times in the last four years.

[9] You have dreamed about changing jobs five times in the last four years.

[10] You laugh out loud when you think of the 10-year plan you made for yourself when you were 17. What a joke!

[11] You’ve had six boyfriends/girlfriends in the past six years.

[12] You’ve had no boyfriends/girlfriends in the past six years, and you are seriously worried that there is something wrong with you.

[13] You’re still with your high school sweetheart… but deep down you suspect it is not meant to be forever.

[14] Despite all your achievements, you’re still not happy.

[15] Those grand plans you had for buying a house? They have been put on hold… indefinitely.

[16] You daydream about living a different life while commuting to work each morning.

[17] You’re reading this blog post because you Googled ‘quarter-life crisis.’

[18] You’re not sure you’ll ever get over this quarter-life crisis. (You will. Especially if you join us for the FREE online workshop called The 3 Keys to Conquering Your Quarter Life Crisis —check it out below!)

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[19] You’ve watched every single episode of Girls, and can seriously relate

[20] You can spend hours swiping left (and occasionally right) in search of your Mr. Right.

[21] You Facebook stalk your exes, and your exes’ exes, and your exes’ exes’ exes… and the list goes on.

[22] You have turned to Google to answer some big questions like: ‘What should I do with my life?’ or ‘How can I be happy?’

[23] You carefully curate your social media accounts to portray yourself as a fun-loving, outgoing girl who has it all together… while you sit on your couch in your pajamas eating ice cream from the tub.

[24] Being asked the question, ‘So what do you plan to do after university/college/this internship/this job?’ makes you want to run and hide—or punch the well-meaning question-asker in the nose.

[25] Your list of problems is long... but you are pretty sure that a road trip or overseas adventure would solve 99% of them.

Now it's your turn: How many of these signs can you relate to? Share your number in the comments below.

 

 

 

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