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My Quarter Life Crisis: Happy Birthday To Me!

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Goooood morning to you, and happy Wednesday! Is it happy? Well, it may be. I mean, it is my birthday after all! However I seem to have woken up having a bit of a quarter life crisis… but yes – today I turn 25 years old.

I’m sure there are many of you sitting reading that thinking “What is Katie on about? 25 isn’t old!”. Then there’ll be the ones thinking “wow, so she expects to live to the age of 100” which yeah was pointed out to me last night. But tomorrow morning, and even with every passing second, I am closer to being 30 than to being 20. And I’ll be honest – that terrifies me.

My Birthday Plans

Well, the plans for today are pretty basic to be honest! I’ll be in work for most of the day, and it’s the first time since March 24th that everyone will be in the office together. So it should be a fun one! But after work we’re heading to an Indian restaurant in Moira for what will hopefully be a nice birthday meal, and maybe stop in a beer garden on the way home since our wet pubs are still closed (the ones that don’t serve food). It’ll probably be a tame affair, but then tomorrow I’m getting my hair done on my day off work, so I’m excited for that!

Why I’m Having A Crisis

Okay, maybe a crisis is too strong a word. I’m slightly freaking out a little though. It’s hard to explain, but I always thought I would have done more by now. I never expected to wake up on my 25th birthday still in my parents’ house. I didn’t expect to have spent as much money on my credit card. Nor did I expect to be in the job I am and still blogging. Well, the blogging part I don’t mind. That bit can stay. And living at home has its perks – cue the special birthday breakfast! But I had hoped to have done more.

This blog has the tagline “ramblings of a so-called adult” because that’s how I see myself. Supposedly an adult, but still very much unsure about what I’m doing with my life. Do any of us really know what we’re doing? Or are we all just pretending and giving off that vibe of superiority I feel from others who seem so together? Whatever it is, I just don’t like the fact I’m almost thirty.

In fact, I was reading through my 30 Before I’m 30 post, and I realised… I only have another 5 years to complete the things on the list. The fact I’ve only ticked off 5 of the things on that list scares me. Did you know that I only have another 4 birthdays now to tick off the other 25 things?? To be slightly fair to me, Covid did mean a lot of the stuff on my list couldn’t be done. But a lot of it is laziness on my part, and this unnatural ability of mine to just let life rush past me.

So I’m making a promise here today. It’s time to grab life by the horns and get on with the ride! If I want to make even half the things on this list, I need to sort out my finances. And make some friends. And maybe consider the fact that my Netflix subscription is actually hindering me rather than helping me.

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Overall, I’m looking forward to today. This quarter life crisis has given me that real kick up the backside that I’ve needed. So if you don’t mind, I am going to love you and leave you and go enjoy my birthday day! Have you any plans for the day?


  • Jaclynistic Vibes

    Happy Birthday Katie! I hope you enjoy your day…even if you do have to go to work.

    I think when you hit the middle of a decade (mid-20’s or mid-30’s etc) you do realise that the next big milestone is a lot closer! And it’s easy to let that thought drag you down. But I think you’ve achieved so much at such a young age. You should definitely be proud of that. If you ask me, your late 20’s and 30’s are where the magic really starts to happen! X

  • Michelle (Boomer Eco Crusader)

    Happy birthday Katie! I remember turning 25. It was the age that bothered me the most. All my friends were married and having babies and I was still single. Thing got better for me! I watched many of those friends get divorced before I got married at 30. LOL I’m in my 50s now and no birthday since that one has bothered me.

    P.S. I bought your Blogmas guide on the first day it came out. It has been really helpful!

  • thedoubtingthomas

    Oh to be 25 again! (you’ll probably get a lot of these sorts of comments today). I think it’s great to have goals but at the same time you can put unwanted pressure on yourself and stress yourself out even more. 25 is still very young and yes you might not want to be where you are in some aspects you’re doing very well in others. So I guess it depends if you deem yourself to be a glass half full or half empty person! Hope you’re having a nice day whatever you’re up to 🙂

  • ktkinnes

    Aw thanks Tom! And sorry for the late reply! I’ve decided to see it as the year I start to get myself into the mindset of reaching my goals, so going to be glass half full. Maybe I just need to rethink my 30 before I’m 30 post 🤷🏻‍♀️

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