Friday, November 06, 2009

I definitely got 24 out of 25

I've been feeling a little (A LOT) down lately and I couldn't really pinpoint anything that is SO wrong with my life to feel that way. I mean I have the usual issues but nothing to explain how I feel until I came across this post on the Huffington post.

So you may be wondering, "Am I having a quarterlife crisis?" To help you answer that question, take my quarterlife crisis diagnosis quiz which consists of 25, appropriately, questions. Read each question carefully and answer quickly with a simple yes or no (don't over think it!):

1.Are you in a "funk" where you feel like nothing is terribly wrong, but nothing seems right either?

2. Do you feel older for the first time in your life?

3. Are you unmotivated, directionless or passionless?

4. Are you concerned that you don't know what you want to do with your life?

5. Do you feel pressure to grow up and get your adult life in order?

6. Do you feel entitled to a life much grander than the one you are living?

7. Do you often feel depressed, anxious, overwhelmed, lost, and maybe even a little hopeless?

8. Do you feel a lot of pressure and expectations to do, have or be something?

9. Do you ever feel that time is running out in regards to figuring out your career and deciding whether you want to get married and/or have children?

10. Are you stressed out by choices that seemingly will affect the rest of your life?

11. Are you experiencing confusion or disappointment in your career?

12. Do you feel that you have failed because you don't know what you want to do with your life?

13. Do you know what you want to do, but can't seem to make it work?

14. Is it difficult for you to make decisions and when you do, you question them?

15. Do you overanalyze yourself?

16. Do you ever feel guilty for complaining about your life or feel like you are disappointing people (especially your parents)?

17. Are you embarrassed that you have not figured out more?

18. Is a breakup, romantic relationship, or lack of one causing you stress and/or sadness?

19. Are you still living at home with mom and dad?

20. Do you frequently compare yourself to other people your age and feel like you don't measure up?

21. Do you feel financially unstable?

22. Could your self-esteem use an upgrade?

23. Are you thinking about going back to grad school because you don't know what else to do with your life?

24. Are you constantly thinking about the future resulting in anxiety and possibly panic?

25. Is your life just not at all turning out like you planned?

If you answered "yes" to 12 or more of the 25 questions above, you are likely to be experiencing a quarterlife crisis. But don't worry, this is not bad news! The purpose of the quiz is to show you that you are actually going through a very normal and natural rite of passage that no one may have warned you about.

Read more HERE if you are interested. At least now I know that there is a name for whats happening to me.

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