25 Signs You Are Having What Is Called A ‘Quarter-Life Crisis’

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1. When you see people your age on Facebook that already have babies, and you immediately want to unfriend them.

2. You are obsessed with the idea of moving, but you have no idea where you want to go yet.

3. You still live with your parents. Meanwhile, all your friends have apartments.

4. You feel stuck where you are and constantly worry nothing is going to change.

5. You don’t know whether you want to continue growing up, or if you want to just be a kid forever.

6. You dread Thanksgiving now because you’re at the age where all your relatives start asking about your ‘future’.

7. You sometimes cry for no reason at all.

8. Taxes just make you want to give up on life.

9. You are always wondering where the hell all your money keeps going.

10. You physically can’t stay out late anymore.

11. You constantly dream about your perfect future scenario.

12. You don’t connect anymore with your old friends from high school.

13. Sometimes, you want to drop everything just to travel the world.

14. When you get a cold, you immediately think you have a terminal illness.

15. You can’t commit to anything that’s more than a year long.

16. Turning 25 and over TERRIFIES you.

17. You’re really jealous of Taylor Swift. How in the world is she only 26?

18. Somedays you take on the world in your power blazer and your favorite high heels.

19. Other days, you stay in your pjs. Literally all day.

20. Happy hour is the only time you get dressed up.

21. You feel like everyone is more successful than you are.

22. You can’t stop googling “Am I having a quarter-life crisis?”

23. You’re at the point of seriously considering deleting all of your social media accounts.

24. You constantly wonder when you’re going to stop thinking so much about where you are going to be in ten years.

25. You feel trapped that you don’t have any other options other than what society tells you to do. TC mark

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