The Quarter-Life Crisis: a Series by Sunny Waseem


The quarter-life crisis is a time in life that follows major changes from adolescence and usually ranges from the late teens to the early thirties, in which a person begins to feel doubtful and insecure about own lives and choices, brought on by the stress of becoming an adult. The term was coined by analogy in accordance with the “mid-life crisis.” Our mid-20s to 30s is the prime time for an identity meltdown, so if or when it happens–don’t freak out about it because you can come out of it even happier! Our contributor, Sunny Waseem brings you a lighthearted and honest series about what life is like when you reach the prime age of 25.

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August 14, 2013: Love at 25
Once, not too long ago, I started a blog of my own about what it meant to be 25. You see, when I was 16 years old, 25 was ancient. I remember standing alongside my Indian mother, judging those girls that were still single. CONTINUE READING…

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September 19, 2013: Why Aren’t You Married Yet?
Just last night at a large community event, my aunt grabbed my arm and pleadingly asked, “When are you inviting me to your wedding?” It was the way she asked that made it worse.  CONTINUE READING…

lifeNovember 24, 2013: 25 Things I Wish I Knew Before 25
In this edition, Sunny explores twenty-five things she wish she knew before turning the big 2-5. The quarter-life crisis is a time in life that follows major changes from adolescence and usually ranges from one’s late teens to their early thirties… CONTINUE READING…

January 27, 2014: You Graduated…But Now What? 5 Things They Don’t Tell You Before College Graduation
It’s first quarter of 2014. What does that mean? It means it’s hiring season! CONTINUE READING…

Online DatingFebruary 18, 2014: Online Dating
Online dating, like most things, has evolved greatly these last few years. Well, I guess it hasn’t evolved, but rather our attitudes as a society towards the idea of it has. CONTINUE READING…

March 20, 2014: The Perks of Being Twenty-Something
Throughout this series, even in the title itself, I focus about the trials and tribulations of being the dreaded 2-5. A new reader of the series, and a new friend, pointed out to me that not all that wander in their quarter life are lost… CONTINUE READING…

April 27, 2014: 9 Things Every Guy Should Have By 25
Your mid-twenties are a weird time of transition. It’s when we fully and completely leave our little nests of comfort, innocence of college life, and become…adults.  CONTINUE READING…

July 3, 2014: Always the Bridesmaid, Never The Bride
Summer used to be a thing to look forward to, filled with days at the pool or lake, beach trips. Careless days spent being mindlessly idle, planning future endeavors, visiting family, but at quarter life, it’s an entirely different beast all together. CONTINUE READING…