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EVEsdropping: How to Survive the Quarter-Life Crisis

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Elise is turning 25 this week, so the quarter-life crisis feels are running high on our team. We’re talking what the quarter-life crisis is, what triggers it, and how to just not give a shit. Plus, we’re giving our humble opinions on Lindsay Lohan’s new lifestyle site, Kylie and Kendall’s blatant disrespect for musical icons, and Bachelor in Paradise’s future (as always).

What’s Happening in the News?

Real Talk: The Quarter-Life Crisis is Happening

What are the triggers?

  • Love life. Whether you’re single or in a long-term relationship without being engaged, the pressure is there. JUST LET ME LIVE.
  • Friendships. Your friends are either on baby #2 or they’re still partying four nights a week. There is no in-between.
  • Work. Not making as much as you’d like? Maybe you’re thinking about going back to school? Who tf knows what they want to do when they grow up??
  • Finances: 401k, IRA, emergency fund, credit score blah blah blah. Basically you’re too old to ask your parents for money anymore.
  • YOUR BODY: Weight gain. Cellulite. Spider veins. Wrinkles. It’s all happening right f*cking now. Also less energy and a harder time losing weight.
    • Meleah: the worst part for me is that I’m old/mature enough to know that I shouldn’t care about these things… but I STILL CARE OKAY.


  • “So I have two friends-slash-acquaintances who are pregnant (they’re both friends of friends but we do hang out on occasion). Well, a mutual friend is texting me asking what I think about throwing them a joint surprise baby shower since they are both having boys and they are due around the same time. I really feel like she’s trying to get me to volunteer my house for this but liiiiiike….is it my responsibility to throw these people a baby shower??????? I feel like I know them well enough to GO to their baby shower, but I’m not sure I feel close enough to them to be the one who is hosting it. Plus she’s wanting to do it at the end of August, which is going to be a CRAZY time for me since I’ll have just quit my job to start grad school. Oh and not to mention I’m going to be broke af. Because grad school.
  • Our answer: That’s weird AF. Tell her no. Make an excuse. Do what you have to do. But that’s just weird for everyone involved — and it sounds like you have better shit to do.
  • BTW, don’t forget to send us your Dear HBIC questions!!! Send to:

Would You Rather…

  • Live to the age of 90 and retain the mind of a 25-year-old for the last 65 years of your life, or the body of a 25-year old for the last 65 years of your life?

What We’re Loving This Week

  • Meleah: Follow up on “what we’re loving” from two weeks ago: GLOW rocks. This week, I’m loving secondhand fast fashion. Forever 21 clothes at Goodwill prices? Yes plz.
  • Elise: My new notebook from The Crybaby Club. It says “I may cry but I can still get things done” and it was my birthday gift from Meleah and Christine. <3 <3 <3

Boss/Adulting Moment

  • Elise: I am going on VACATION!!! Not really an adulting or boss moment but it’s currently the only thing going on in my life.
  • Meleah: I woke up early this a.m. and then I did dishes because the sink was full. That’s either called being crazy or adulting so I choose adulting.

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Last modified on August 24th, 2017

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