Yes, it is possible to have a mid life crisis in your twenties. Actually it’s called a “Quarter Life Crisis” when you realize about ¼ of your life is over and you evaluate what you have accomplished so far in your life.
Most young adults will realize they are unhappy with their career choice, have those college graduate fears, longing for financial stability and even keeping up with their peers.
This is very normal and I urge all readers to not feel as though they are failing at life but to use this as an opportunity to move forward in life. Essentially, it is taking longer to become an adult today based on traditional markers such as financial independence and starting a family.
The average American job hops 8 times before the age of 32, the average college graduate accrues $20,000 in education loan debt, and the average age to get married is now 27.
You may have bought into some misunderstanding that by your twenties, you are supposed to have your entire life figured out. This is false! Use this time to figure out who you are and what you want out of life.
Don’t think of it as a mid-life crisis or even a quarter life crisis, it’s more of a welcoming mat into adulthood.
By J.L. Murray.