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25 Signs You're Almost 25

Ohhh so THIS is what they were talking about when they said "quarter-life crisis."

1. You fantasize about doing something drastic to your hair just to feel alive.

2. Or something a little more permanent...

3. Finding out a celeb is younger than you ruins your entire day.

4. Partying is still fun but a little less spectacular than it once was, and that makes you feel conflicted.

5. And you're surprised how excited you get to spend a night in.

6. For the first time in your life you've thought, Am I too old to be wearing this?

7. You alternate between wanting to take better care of yourself and wanting to revel in the remaining days of your youth.

8. You've downsized your friend group, and you're starting to realize the ones who remain are the only ones you needed in the first place.

9. You're seriously considering emptying your bank account on a dream vacation to ~find yourself~ (whatever the heck that means).

10. You still aren't 100% sure what an IRA is, and it's becoming a problem.

11. You get a weird sense of accomplishment from completing errands.

12. You get blindsided by waves of general existential angst.

13. Suddenly you find yourself legitimately enjoying your parents' company. They are (understandably) suspicious of this.

14. You belong to one of two groups: people who can't wait to have babies and people who are horrified by the idea of them.

15. Either way, you keep doing mental check-ins: "Is this where I'm supposed to be in my life?"

16. You have elaborate fantasies about quitting society and living off the earth in some unknown part of the world.

17. You comfort yourself by thinking you could be rich and famous if given the chance (despite your apparent lack of talent).

18. You've had to Urban Dictionary teen slang juuust to be sure you knew what it meant.

19. There are more and more celebrities you straight up don't recognize.

20. Your ambition and your complacency are constantly at war. Should you sign up for a marathon or marathon-watch your favorite show?

21. You find yourself making healthier eating choices...out of fear?

22. Sometimes you look in the mirror and think, This is it. This is the best I'll ever look.

23. For the first time it really feels like your childhood is over. This is the point of no return. It's DONEZO.

24. And that is mildly terrifying!

25. But also maybe — just maybe — a little...exciting?