Post # 1
Ok so I know that 25 is not old at all but my Fi was joking around and saying o how do you feel about being an old lady on Sunday and stuff like that and I all of a sudden burst into tears. I felt so silly because I am so happy in my life right now and would not go back to being 18 but I just had an overwhelming feeling of HOLY SHIT. My Fi felt really bad and cheered me up but am I the only one that did this at turning 25?
Post # 3
Oh, sweetie!! You haven’t even hit your best years yet! Take it from me – I’m 33. I probably freaked out at 25, too, but it was all for nothing. The best is yet to come!
Post # 4
Ha ha… ha ha ha!! Really, 25?? That seems such a long time ago to me *exits thread*
Post # 5
Oh, gosh, me too! I have till September, though. I know in my logical consciousness that 25 is really still young, but then, I see all my friends with good jobs and buying houses and I feel like I am getting so old and still spinning my wheels. Like you, I am not unhappy, but I’m also not where I thought I’d be by now. What can you do, right?! Early happy birthday to you! I hope you can make the best of it. Time just keeps moving no matter how old you are!
Post # 6
I turn 25 in August and am feeling the same way!! I think to myself “Holy hell, a quarter of my life is gone!! What am I going to do?!” :/
Post # 7
@Amaryllis: Thanks I am so glad I am not the only one!! I think what brought it on was my Fi’s 23 yr old sister just bought a house and we are no where near that!!!
Post # 8
I am almost 29 and I had a really hard time with 25. Then I turned 25, had one of the best birthday parties ever and every age after that was a breeze and they get better!
I know the feeling but you will see that it is really no big deal.
Post # 9
With every birthday these past few years, I’m just glad I’m not 18-22 anymore because those were not proud years for me.
I was okay with turning 25 this year. I’m not sure what my “scary” age is… don’t worry, soon you’ll forget that you’re even 25 and life just goes on. I’m sure it’s like that with every age… unless you have serious regrets about where you are in life and what you’re doing with it. And even that is something that most people have the ability to change. 🙂
Post # 10
25 is a big coming of age – for a lot of people just getting out of grad school, or people who are just a couple years into the job market, it’s a big “holy cow what do I want to do with my life?! what if what I thought I wanted isn’t what I want anymore?!” time. The quarter life crisis will pass, I promise 🙂
Post # 11
I have a hard time at just about any birthday (I’m either entering a decade, at the mid point of a decade or leaving the decade – gasp!). Time goes by so quickly – the best thing you can do for yourself is not focus on the number but on life. Before you know it, you’ll be double your age (sorry, depressing thought, I know) – but, seriously – just enjoy the age you are at – because it’s all so fleeting!
Post # 12
I freaked out a little at twenty four. My partner told me he randomly read some Adam Corrolla joke about how he wants to write a book called “I thought Adults Were Supposed to Be Good at Stuff.”
I think sometimes I think about all the “adult stuff” in my life- like car insurance and cat food and sensible shoes and whatever, and think I should have “figured it out” or at least be on my way there, and I don’t necessarily feel like I’m there. But it turns out “adults” are just kind of winging it too.
So I comfort myself with the idea that nobody really has it figured out. Even the adults.
Post # 13
I am freaking out about mine, its a few months away and I will be 26… UGH! I totally understand. Its a weird feeling.
Post # 14
if you think 25 is bad, wait till 3-0. 25 wasnt all that bad to me, youre still young, in your mid 20s…. well, 30’s come and gone for me and… now i say age is just a number!!!
Post # 15
Haha so did I – it’s a quarter life/coming of age crisis or something.
But honestly things have gone well since 25 (just turned 29 – freaking out I think will start happening again for the next birthday).
Post # 16
I found the same thing happened to my friend’s ex when he turned 25. He said he was at a quarter of a century and felt his life was over. I turned 25 last year (now 26) and didn’t feel that way at all. I looked at it in a different way-I’m in such a better place than I was at 18 or 21 and can have more fun because of it! Life isn’t ending-it’s beginning in a good way! You can still go out and do fun things!