Post
Experience Project iOS Android Apps | Download EP for your Mobile Device

I Am Having a Quarter-life Crisis

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 504 People

    I just turned 21 a couple of days ago

    and since then . . . no since before my birthday I’ve been feeling like I’ve done nothing with my life. When I was a kid everything was so simple you ask me “what do you want to be when you grow up?” Most likely I would’ve said a power ranger, a security guard (my...
    joker912 joker912 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 3

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Finding yourself after college.

    Any advice ? I Have a great job and live in a new city. But can't help to stress over what's next and where my life is going.
    pittpirates23 pittpirates23 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 7

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Quarter-life Crisis

    After my first quarter-life crisis...I picked up and moved across the country to go to grad school in LA. Now in my second quarter-life crisis (or maybe the first one never ended) I'm struggling with lost love (an open relationship that tore me apart) , being the...
    takethechivas takethechivas 22-25, F Jan 23, 2010

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I Want It to Be More Like 1/5 Life

    I'm 20 years old and in my second year of college. I've already tried to drop out three different times since I started and only not done that because my dad intervened and each time talks me into finishing at least one more semester. I have no idea what's going on or what I do...
    JonFurniss JonFurniss 18-21, M 4 Responses Apr 18, 2008

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I am 25 years old with a bachelors degree in

    communications. I just started My masters program studying School Counseling and am currently working as a waitress and living with my parents after being on my own for a year. I feel lost and defeated, and have developed an immense fear of getting older. I constantly want to...
    runforyourlife912 runforyourlife912 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 5

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Shipwrecked

    Where to begin really? I'm 25, I've had a great childhood, college years were pretty amazing, and the post college years were the best. I was in a few bands with friends, had some fun relationships, moved up in my job and into better houses etc. 2012 has totally rocked the boat...
    5683LIFE 5683LIFE 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 24, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    The Past Couple of Years

    I was cheated on, physically and verbally abused by someone I loved, dropped out of art school, left home for 8 months, started hurting myself, tried to kill myself, was hospitalized three times for depression / self-injury / being suicidal, found out my ex killed himself...
    paperalias paperalias 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 18, 2008

    Your Response

    Cancel

    All New To Me.

    For the past few months, I've been going through something. For so long I couldn't put my finger on what it was. Then, the other day I heard someone talking about a "Quarter life crisis" and I researched it. I'd heard of mid-life crises, but never quarter life. Lately, I am...
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 28, 2010

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I Am Trying To Find My Career...

    I am going through the quarter life crisis stage where you are trying to figure out what to do with your life and be financial and emotionally stable and independent. I don't know what to do with my life career wise right now. Everyone else seems to have it together and have a...
    MichaelVictorious MichaelVictorious 22-25, M 4 Responses May 12, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Goofysc's Qlc Story

    I signed up for this website because I need a place to rant right now, and so this is my first post of any kind. I haven't even read anyone else's stories yet, which I'm sure will help with my own quarter-life crisis. I'm supposed to be doing one of my last assignments for...
    GoofySC GoofySC 22-25, M 3 Responses Apr 27, 2010

    Your Response

    Cancel

    It's been several months

    since the start of the crisis. I've fortunately narrowed it down to three options, but here's the snag--I can't pick between any of them. Any thoughts much appreciated: - Study in city of dreams and travel, but risk not getting back into current industry at end (study is purely...
    glache glache 22-25 1 Response Aug 26

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I just turned 25 this year

    and Ive been in this quarter life crisis loop for quite some time now. Started around 20 I believe. No matter what I'm doing to better myself, I feel as though I am not where I am supposed to be in life. Social media doesn't help either. All my peers are coupled up, married with...
    Adavis3 Adavis3 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 8

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Overacheiver Now Stuck In a Rut

    i was always a good girl.  i am an orthodox jew.  i followed the system, earned a 4.0, went to a top seminary, went to an all women's college and started teaching jewish subjects (part time at first and now full time) at 19!  i am almost 25 now, have my MA in...
    stc stc 21-25 2 Responses Mar 9, 2008

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Life Is Scary...

    All of my life, I've only done what i want to. That usually includes partying, travelling, and getting a new job every couple of months. Recently, I've come to a harsh realization: I'm going to have to be an adult. I knew this day would come, I've always been a bit apprehensive...
    yesmaam yesmaam 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 13, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Been There

    I was 24 when I went though the whole quarter life crisis.  I was a point where I felt like I wasn't "me" anymore.  I was either my kids Mom or my husbands wife.  That was how I was introduced to people.  I hated it.  I wanted to meet people who...
    crazyinlove88 crazyinlove88 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 30, 2008

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Quarterlife Crisis Help

    Hi guys, The whole Quarterlife Crisis issue is something I've been looking into recently. Having been through one (or two) myself, I wanted to help others find a way through theirs. I've put together a simple survey to try and get a handle on where the problems exist...
    MattPritchard MattPritchard 31-35, M 1 Response May 17, 2010

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I Feel Like I Am Going Insane. I Am 27 Years Old.

    I am so happy I stumbled upon this group. I am a high school school and college graduate. I really hate my life. I am in serious debt from student loans, and I barely scraping by with a part time minimum wage fish'n'chip cook job. I feel like life is over. I wake up everyday and...
    misschatterteeth misschatterteeth 26-30, F 1 Response May 10, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Just Can't Stop Worrying.....

    I am 26 in a few days and feel so old. When you are early twenties, I don't feel there is as much pressure on you because you are still seen as very young. I feel like when you hit 25, everyone expects you to change and there is more pressure. On the morning of my 25th birthday...
    Jenni855 Jenni855 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 31, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Did I Really Get This Bad?

    when i was in the sixth grade it seemed as if my whole life was spiraling in a downward motion. my life definition at that point was simply, quiet and self-conscious. people never thought that anything was wrong with me because i was on the cheer squad and i had good grades. but...
    metallicagal91 metallicagal91 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 1, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    What to Do?

    that is the question. here's my story ... in high school i was awesome! debate club president, 3.8 GPA, 4 on US and comparative government AP tests. i was set up for success ... or not. my 1st semester of college i was incredibly unhappy and drank a lot. i got bad grades (my...
    foxieroxie foxieroxie 18-21, F May 15, 2008

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I'm 25 and I want to leave my husband

    for my High School love and to be independent. My husband and I knew each other for three months before getting married (no wedding, it was a double proxy). The military definitely rushed our relationship. Now I'm ready to move on. We're currently truck drivers together, which...
    CJAR0907 CJAR0907 22-25, F 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Hatin Modern Society And Its Expectations.

    Is it me or is having a quarterlife crisis rut REALLY really hard to get out of. I keep making false promises to myself that I will accomplish this and that but I don't. I do the research, maybe pick up the phone and it stops there. I actually find the big world very intimidating...
    bubblegum84 bubblegum84 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 24, 2010

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Ok so this is why I think I'm struggling to

    cope at the moment and having a quarter life crisis. I'm lucky in some ways, I've got a bachelors of engineering in mechanical engineering and I've got a graduate job. I'm getting paid, putting money into a pension, got dental insurance, a boyfriend of 5 years, its all very...
    BagOLaughs BagOLaughs 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 21

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I'm 25 and have a 16 year old girl madly in

    love with me. She is really attractive and all but I feel I can't be seen with her in public. She wants to always put on Public displays of affection which are always shunned by people that see us
    humbleyardie humbleyardie 22-25, M 1 Response a week ago

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Not What I Had Planned

    Good God, I am beyond relieved that this group exists. I am going to be 25 soon, and I'm torn between wanting to succeed and wanting to weep uncontrollably for days. I come from a family laced with learning disabilities - I somehow turned out to be the more intellectual and...
    wannabeDJ wannabeDJ 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 3, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Is 20 Quarter Life?

    Anyway, I'm doing all I can not to think about what I want to do in the future. I thought about that way too long. Should I just go with the flow? It's like every morning I wake up and think, what can I do so that I'm not unhappy, not trapped? And in all honesty, it's hard to say...
    SweetbriarPoet SweetbriarPoet 26-30, F 5 Responses Aug 31, 2008

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Older

    I guess i'm writing this because my birthday is coming up soon and i will be 25. I never thought i would be five years from 30. Most my age are far more advanced than i am. I am 25, still in college with no idea of what to do, no job experience really which means I really don't...
    LucidxDreams LucidxDreams 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 8, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences

    At the age of 24 I haven't yet reach any of my plans, it's just that I am not on the right track of my career, of my life, it seems that I am wasting so much of my time from...
    nbsbgal nbsbgal 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 13

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I am turning 23 tomorrow and I don't have a single clue of what I want to do with my life. I work because I have to fend for myself but I don't like my job at all. I work...
    thewildkind thewildkind 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 19

    Your Response

    Cancel
    One of my biggest fears is that I will look back at my life with regret. I am only 20 years old and there is so much that I want to do and so many places that I want to see. I want...
    WhoAmI77 WhoAmI77 18-21, F 3 Responses 20 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I AM HAPPY TODAY. I know. I know that it sounds ridiculous giving a measurement, some sort of time element into something inwardly special. Being happy is a gift that is worth your...
    PsychjiLL PsychjiLL 22-25 2 Responses Nov 30

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I really don’t like living, I hate my life and I just don’t feel like if I belong in this world. My family thinks I am dumb and that I will never achieve anything in life. I...
    Miserabelle Miserabelle 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I really don’t like living, I hate my life and I just don’t feel like if I belong in this world. My family thinks I am dumb and that I will never achieve anything in life. I...
    Miserabelle Miserabelle 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I really don’t like living, I hate my life and I just don’t feel like if I belong in this world. My family thinks I am dumb and that I will never achieve anything in life. I...
    Miserabelle Miserabelle 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I really don’t like living, I hate my life and I just don’t feel like if I belong in this world. My family thinks I am dumb and that I will never achieve anything in life. I...
    Miserabelle Miserabelle 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I used to get angry and judge people when I found out they were having an affair. How could they do that to someone they love and who loves them? On top of that I had a...
    LifeinWoodinville LifeinWoodinville 41-45, M 12 Responses Dec 15

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Hello. So I am a medical student in my 2nd year (2/5) having already graduated with a biology degree. So far I have really not enjoyed medicine. I have really struggled going from...
    Tonks90 Tonks90 22-25, F 5 Responses Dec 5

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Is this the life, the one you imagined? Upon gazing at your reflection, have you achieved everything you swore you would achieve when you left the ranks within school? When staring...
    city87 city87 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 19

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have been with my gf for almost a year. We met in college (while we were both with other people) but knew that we wanted to be together. We have since changed our lives to be...
    bw27237 bw27237 36-40, F Dec 19

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I feel as though I have a purpose to heal people through my music, I have started writing songs for people that I Love on EP! and it really does warm there heart and mine I play...
    Kornisone Kornisone 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 10

    Your Response

    Cancel
    It seems like I can't get over being sick :/ A little bit before thanksgiving, I was sick with a nasty virus and I finally am over it ( took it a lil over 2-3 weeks ), and then my...
    RyRyOfAwesomeness RyRyOfAwesomeness 13-15, M Dec 16

    Your Response

    Cancel
    im sick and tired of not being loved, or appreciated...im sick and tired of being beat on and abused by the man I love most in the world. I tired of being put down and not feeling...
    openlycurious openlycurious 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Haish life is sooo beautiful,but I'm having a lot of drama in my life
    Khushaali Khushaali 13-15, F Dec 8

    Your Response

    Cancel
    It's my time again. My quiet time. Just sitting here watching the lights twinkle and glow. How very lucky I am. My girls and I have fun when putting up the tree. Sparkling grape...
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F Dec 14

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I am seriously considering having an affair. I am in a sexless marriage and have grown very tired of not having any intimacy in my life.
    James1956 James1956 56-60, M 1 Response 4 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Hi everyone! I have been reading your experiences here and I decided to post my story so far, I just feel I need to get it out there of I will burst. I and hope to get some advice...
    nellgirl22 nellgirl22 22-25, F 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I wouldn't say I completely hate my life...but I hate a huge part of it. Most of the time I'm unhappy at home - and the only way I can escape it is when I go to mu boyfriends...
    MeowOnMe MeowOnMe 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 28

    Your Response

    Cancel
    people tell me i can still start over. go to college, get educated, and get a high paying job. If i really want to change. when it came to education and all things that are...
    snoflower snoflower 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 1

    Your Response

    Cancel