Here are some of the signs you might be going through a Quarter Life Crisis:

  1. You have no idea what you want to be “when you grow up.”
  2. You’re beginning to imagine every man you go on a date with in a “husband suit.”
  3. You’re getting over the party scene, and sometimes you find it more nourishing to spend a night home alone, even if it is a Saturday.
  4. You feel lost.
  5. You’re depressed.
  6. You feel resentful.
  7. You find yourself calculating how old your parents were when they got married, bought a house, and had kids and comparing it to how old you are currently.
  8. You realize that you thought you’d be “further along” by this time in your life.
  9. Your tendency to spend money willy nilly without thinking has caught up to you, and you’re finally ready to do something about it.
  10. You have an itch to make a big change, which may include leaving your job, starting a business, traveling the world, or going on an indefinite road trip.

If even a few of those signs apply to you, here’s what I recommend:

Scratch your itch to make a change sooner rather than later. Your life is waiting.

Though most of my family and friends were supportive when I embarked on The Freedom Tour, some told me I was crazy. They asked me a lot of questions, to which I simply answered, “I don’t know.”

I found liberation in the not knowing, and I went on the trip anyway.

The worst thing to do is to sit around for another five years feeling lost, depressed, disengaged from work, and restless.


Nothing changes unless something changes.

No matter what your age, giving your life a makeover in honor of your soul’s calling is never a bad idea.

Yes, your new business may fail. You might get Giardia while traveling the world and have to come home. You might realize that you hate the new career and have to move on to something else.

But your bag will be packed with all sorts of insights and new information about yourself and about the world that you never would have gathered sitting in your cubicle or on your mom’s couch debating whether or not to take the leap.

If you’re questioning everything about your life, celebrate it. It’s simply a sign that you’re alive and that you’re fueled by a desire to live extraordinarily.

Then, turn that celebration into action. You may end up somewhere else than you thought, and that will be a good thing.

Kate Northrup is a professional freedom seeker and creative entrepreneur and mentors entrepreneurs in creating their own financial freedom. She created financial freedom for herself at the age of twenty-eight through building a team of more than 1,000 wellness entrepreneurs in the network marketing industry. Her philosophy is that if you free yourself financially, you can be fully present to your purpose on the planet. Find out more and take her free Money Love Quiz to find out what your relationship with money says about you at and follow her on Twitter and Facebook.