I Am Having a Quarter-life Crisis

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    Or whatever you call it.

    Everyone struggles through life at any age. It's just that today I've been feeling quite low. I think about the future and I realized that I haven't really made any goals when I hit 30. I mean it's cool that I try to live life one day at a time. The thing is I don't think I am...
    Qtrelle Qtrelle
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Sep 22, 2015

    My friends find it funny

    that I claim to have a quarter-life crisis when I'm only 22. But then age is not a determinant now, isn't it? Most of my close friends are on their late 20s so they probably, in some ways, have the credible stand of telling me that it's too early for me to feel symptoms of such...
    Boghane Boghane
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 16, 2015

    Some times I hide my phone

    after some one texts me because i enjoy the feeling on somebody waiting on me
    22-25, M
    Aug 24, 2015

    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

    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...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Aug 31, 2011

    Just turned 24 and am hitting a serious bump in

    the road of life right now, time frame is kind of accurate I guess... I have support that I can put my trust in bringing some confidence/optimism.. Just hope something positive comes later on considering all of the anxiety, negativity and stress that comes along with it.
    6ixSide 6ixSide
    26-30, M
    1 Response Sep 6, 2015

    -life is all about money,

    no body cares you if you don't have that one even your parents don't. -never believe anyone in the way. -when people smile at you ,that means your are a piece of s###. -work independently. -girls and relatives will be on your side until you have money.
    slow2215 slow2215
    22-25, M
    1 Response Feb 25, 2016

    Quit my job today and it feels awesome.

    .. i rather be poor than unhappy
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Aug 25, 2015

    I'm a 26 years old man,

    with my own apartament, working in a good place, waiting for my son born and i'm happy with my life, but no fully happiness, i mean, i'm very excited with my couple and my future family but I would do things that maybe by time, money or will never have. Simple as for example...
    rockzalo rockzalo
    26-30, M
    Nov 26, 2015

    Seven Cures for a Quarter Life Crisis 1.

    Crisis is Normal Experiencing crisis in your twenties is like having gas after a steak and cheese burrito. Just because we don’t want to admit it, doesn’t mean we don’t all go through some bad spells. Even our own parents most likely went through intense questioning and...
    yayepisoverimsad yayepisoverimsad
    26-30, F
    Feb 19, 2016

    Seven years ago, in my second year of college

    (undergrad), I was 19, drinking a lot, smoking a lot, and didn't have a whole lot of friends to bond with. I didn't know how because I'd been struggling with eating disorders and anxiety for a long time. It turned into depression that year, resulting in a brief trial with anti...
    crossroadtraveler crossroadtraveler
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 28, 2015

    Being in your twenties.

    It is when you stop going along with the crowd and start realizing that there are many things about yourself that you didn't know and may not like. You start feeling insecure and wonder where you will be in a year or two, but then get scared because you barely know where you...
    FiguringOut22 FiguringOut22
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jul 11, 2015

    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

    Nobody told me about this ****

    when i was a kid. Thought i had until my 40's or so.
    funguy6987 funguy6987
    26-30, M
    Aug 27, 2015

    I'm 25 and soon to be 26 .

    . I hate where I'm at right now .. a job that just gets worse by the minute.. I want to quit so bad .but I'm not quite sure what to do next .. I Dont have any talents . any passion .everyone else just seems to excelling at everything .. while I'm dragging myself through life ..
    Greysky03 Greysky03
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 18, 2015
    Daninhell Daninhell
    31-35, F
    1 Response Aug 25, 2015

    An interesting description of oneself!

    Has anybody ever proclaimed that they're having an Entire-Life Crisis?
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Dec 26, 2015

    I just turned 26, and I fantasize about packing

    up and moving across country again, but I can't because I have (for the first time in my life) put down roots somewhere and I have people that depend on me. I'm terrified that I won't be the adult I always thought I could be.
    DrLizzyFreud DrLizzyFreud
    26-30, F
    Aug 19, 2015

    When I was a child growing up,

    everyone had such high hopes for me. I was grades ahead of most people my age and all set up to graduate early. I already had a scholarship at the university of my dreams, and professors I had met waiting for me. When I got accused of cheating, which I didn't do, I got kicked...
    Player1LFG Player1LFG
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Dec 26, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    Hi guys. I'm 24 years old and,

    seeing as I'm going/went through a massive quarter life crises myself I decided to just make the subject my graduation project. You know, because why not. Let me tell you what my research until now has let me too believe. First of all, the quarter life crises is a very serious...
    Syrika Syrika
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Apr 24, 2015

    Hello everyone! I am new to this,

    so go easy if I do this wrong?? I am 28 and have been kind of freaking out about my path, the decisions I have made, and my overall journey in this life. I am someone who takes full responsibility for my life, but the problem right now is that I feel empty and not sure what to...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jan 26, 2016

    Lolz I cant get over the fact

    that Im 25 already
    deleted deleted
    9 Responses Dec 3, 2015

    I'm 29 and I think I'm having a late quarter

    life crisis comparer to others here. I don't my current job and I keep looking for other jobs right now which I 'hope' the next job will be better but I know the real problem is I don't know what I actually want in my life. I think of quitting my current job, leave the city that...
    shane423 shane423
    31-35, M
    1 Response Jun 10, 2015

    I'm having a hard time saying goodbye to my

    childhood. It was easy to forget my childhood when I was an adolescent, because real life hadn't kicked in yet. It started a few years ago on Easter. I was in my apartment and I woke up and it felt like just any other day. Nothing really special. I mean YEAH it was Easter, but...
    groundcraze groundcraze
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 20, 2015

    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, 2014

    So I think I'm having a quarter life crisis.

    I'm 23 and just not where I thought I would be. I'm a teacher which I'm beginning to hate, I'm busy all the time and have lost most of my friends. I've been with my boyfriend since high school and I don't know if I like him anymore. I now have anxiety from all of this. I want to...
    jkp661 jkp661
    22-25, F
    7 Responses Jul 25, 2015

    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
    3 Responses Apr 18, 2008

    I have done nothing in life.

    I haven't had the normal experiences people have in their teenage/young adult life. I also just quit my job to go back to school. I probably have more in common with a high school freshman than I do with people my own age.
    ssfoster ssfoster
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Feb 16, 2015

    Ever since my teenage years I've been a very

    studious, academic type of person. I got straight A's in high school, went straight to university, and I just graduated with my doctorate. It required a lot of hard work and concentration, and left me out of the "real world" for a long time. I've been left with the feeling that...
    Rhodopsin Rhodopsin
    26-30, F
    Jul 14, 2015

    I only have one semester of college left,

    and I have no idea what I'm supposed to be doing with my life. Right now I have a crappy low-wage job as a waitress, no friends that still live around me, no car, no life.. whenever I see everyone else I grew up with and where they are I can't help but feel that I'm lagging...
    addelean addelean
    26-30, F
    4 Responses May 27, 2015

    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

    I look at my life and I have nothing to show

    for it. I have no belongings, living at home, no schooling, etc. I haven't had "normal" in years. I'd get ****** up because that what was supposed to be fun. But I'd feel like **** overall and stay away by never coming out of the house. I'd always date these controlling well to...
    Oddfuture02 Oddfuture02
    22-25, F
    Jul 8, 2015

    road maps once were the most majestic of

    experiences while traveling end of summer ...................holidays are not what they  used to be ,not feeling up to par anymore
    miimii0069 miimii0069
    31-35, F
    1 Response Sep 6, 2015

    This might come off as a rant.

    ..I'm one year into my new career in the Air Force. Moving 6000 miles away from, friends, acquaintances, family, my home town. Basically my old life. I am trying to stay as positive as possible, and living a healthy lifestyle, and am working on a BA degree, and am trying to...
    Echolady Echolady
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Dec 1, 2015

    I am 23 years old and I've lost one of my

    parents last year, the other one is basically dying and I just feel so unsafe. I finished my education this semester and everything is so uncertain. I’d like to move to a different country to learn the language and basically get out from this, but I have duties in here so I...
    cetirizin cetirizin
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jun 23, 2015

    I was always a high achiever at school.

    Straight As with little effort. I wasn't popular, I had a few good friends but I didn't care about a social life, I was content to be the clever girl. Then after school it all seemed to fall apart. I couldn't pick a career path and ended up dropping out. I fell into a funk and...
    alonewiththegods alonewiththegods
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jul 18, 2015

    It's days like this where I see my bank account

    while sitting in my dads house that I had to move back into, that I begin to panic. Seeing people of the past doing things and being happy. How do you get out of a pitfall like this?
    Wanderingforever Wanderingforever
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 21, 2016

    i should have done better in life.

    i regret alot of things now that i have experience its consequences. like for example. not studying hard enough. so i can get a job i dream to have which is to be a lawyer. not saving enough money and suppressing my habit to spent and now im in debt. Now half of the time i look...
    theanoymouswreck theanoymouswreck
    22-25, M
    3 Responses May 30, 2015

    iam not sure if im on the right path.

    ...but then who does??
    aloisad aloisad
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 21, 2016

    When I graduated college a year ago,

    I thought I had my life all figured out. I had a good job right out of college and I had plenty of friends and family who were living near-by. Skip to now, and I just have no clue what I want from life. I hate my job and have lost contact with most of my friends, and part of me...
    dardanelles dardanelles
    26-30, M
    1 Response May 10, 2015

    I'm 28 and don't have anything to show

    for it but, a bad habit of falling into a bender then losing great jobs.. I don't know how to end it. I'm thinking I need a kid or something to give me a reason to be happy without having to self sabotage every time I'm doing well. I'm fairly intelligent and a hard worker its...
    subject44 subject44
    26-30, M
    1 Response Jul 11, 2015

    I'm 23 and I am questioning

    if teaching is what I really want to do with my life. I love it and it's so fulfilling to help children learn and grow but I don't want to be poor!
    Theartsmusic Theartsmusic
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jun 29, 2015

    I turn 25 in September

    and I am going through a lot. I mean a LOT. It's been awful and I've already lost myself. My problem is I'm good at hiding my struggles, so outwardly to my friends I look like I'm doing fine. But I'm not, and I just wish I knew what to do. I wish I knew the exact direction my...
    searching097 searching097
    26-30, F
    1 Response Aug 3, 2015
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