The Quarter Life Crisis: What To Do When Your Life Isn’t What You Thought It Would Be


If you are anything like me, when you were in middle school and high school age 25 seemed like an eternity away. Even in college I believed my life would be at a very particular place when I hit the big 2-5. Surely I’d be married (duh, have you seen me?), I’d have two degrees (a BA and a Law degree), a great job, lots of money, a passport full of stamps, and maybe a child or two if my husband and I were through our “fun” years.


At age 25 I was single, I had those two degrees but one turned out to be a masters after I hastily decided against law school, an ok job, barely any money, a passport that hadn’t been stamped since my college study abroad trips, and no children (which I was thankful for but a fact that invited the chagrin of most of my female family members). To make matters worse, two months before I turned 25, Beyonce was all over the news for turning 25 and being fabulous while I was sitting on my couch eating ice cream adding to the 15 pounds I was trying to lose.

Was this really my life? Where was my husband? Where was my money? How did I get stuck in this horrible city? If I had to be single why didn’t I at least have my “Sex in the City” girlfriends? I had so many questions and the loudest one thumping in my head was “Dear God, do you hate me?”

After I turned 25 I accidently went on a journey of self discovery that probably saved my life. . .

Read how Sandra Miles survived her quarter life crisis at Fearless Magazine!