20 Unavoidable Dramas You Experience During Your Quarter-Life Crisis
Calling it a key milestone only makes you feel worse. The whole world is crumbling upon you and you’re feeling doomed. They call it the Quarter-Life Crisis and it’s happening to you. Yep, you’re turning (or have turned) 25 and all of a sudden you’re acting really dramatic.
1. Saying the words “I’m 25” just feels strange and slightly embarrassing.
Remember when you used to show off your age with your younger friends? Well, those days are long gone.
2. You’re starting to feel slightly like a dinosaur.
A cute one, though.
3. You dread thinking about the future.
4. You can’t even handle the news of your former classmates suddenly getting married and having kids.
5. Somehow you’re supposed to work and study hard, save money, eat healthy food, work out, have enough sleep.
Now wait a minute. I am only 25, this is too much pressure.
6. You find yourself asking, “am I too old for this?” far too often.
7. And then you worry you’re becoming a boring person.
8. The thought that after another 25 years you’ll be 50.
9. Then wanting to stop time, go back and start all over again.
10. You reassure yourself that 30 is still a long way away.
SPOILER: It’s not.
11. Because you still feel small and scared when it comes to life.
12. And secretly feeling like a hormonal teenager doesn’t help AT ALL.
13. You’re not as mature as you thought you’d be, and still don’t have everything figured out yet.
14. That’s when you realise your younger self had it all.
15. You’ve started staying in your comfort zones.
And that involves watching your favourite Disney movies every now and again. Which doesn’t help with the whole “I’m too old!” thing you’re currently going through.
16. You’re always comparing yourself to your parents and the stress to compete is just too much.
17. But you find comfort in headlines like: “According to some researchers, maturity isn’t fully formed until you get past 25”.
18. And in elders telling you “you’re still a work-in-progress”.
19. And you soon realise that that’s fine. Twenties are for making mistakes.
The perks of being a young adult.
20. And at least you still have the energy to party and have fun. Because 25 really isn’t that old at all.
Here’s to the next 5 years.