Many of you may be familiar with the infamous “quarter life crisis.” It’s basically inevitable, yet many refuse to acknowledge its impending attack. 25ish is an interesting time in life. I like to call it the realization of adulthood. You are halfway through your 20’s and thinking “Man! I need to get my shit together!” You see your peers in committed relationships or married and starting families…and you’re not. Career wise it seems as though everyone around you has a great job or making moves and you hate your job, you’re unemployed, or very underemployed. You see, social media plays a big role in the crisis. It allows us to see the highlight reels of others’ lives. Fancy clothes, cars, vacations and of course seemingly happy relationships. We compare our circumstances to those of people we barely know or don’t know at all. It’s unfair to us but it’s human nature to compare. Though social media plays a role, it is not the culprit. I believe quarter life crisis’ have been going on for years before the digital age. As I stated before it is human nature to compare and to feel as though we are not where we should be at certain points of our lives. I just want to let you know that the quarter life crisis is ok. It’s more than likely going to happen and that’s fine. It is a part of life and growth. It is actually beneficial in the long run because you learn so much about yourself and who you are as a person. It is awful at the time but when you come out on the other side you will be a butterfly freeing itself of the cocoon. This season of self exploration is a beautiful and gut wrenching time in your life and it’s not always fun but you will get through it. You are not alone. You are strong. You are worthy of beautiful things happening in your life.