*What Family Means To Me + Quarter Life Crisis

Monday, July 17, 2017
Image from What's Not To Love via Pinterest
I came across an interesting infographic created by Slater and Gordon (divorce solicitors in London) all about #familymadesimple including statistics about families in the UK. For example, 1 in 30 families in the UK have a grandparent as a full time carer for grandchildren, 42% of marriages end in divorce and 31% of people surveyed have required legal assistance in family law.

The infographic got me thinking about my family and friends, how myself and my friends grew up in very different households and childhood memories of my family, particularly now as I'm coming up to the grand old age of 25 and how I'm having a quarter life crisis!

Growing Up In The 90's + What Family Means To Me
Growing up during the 1990's was amazing with all of the barbies, furbys, bop it, polly pocket and board games, all of which I played with my sister and my cousins - I have a lot of cousins! Family for me, from a very young age meant spending time playing dress up, games and playing outside with my sister, friends, neighbours and all of my cousins, most of which are around my age.

As a child and young teen, we spent a lot of time with my dads family as we all live near each other and by that I mean within ten minutes drive from pretty much all of my cousins and aunties. Every time it was someones birthday or for easter, new year and christmas, we always get together with so much food and a family quiz which naturally ends up in good natured arguing, obviously.

Growing up in an environment with very close cousins that I spent so much time with and went to school with was amazing and I was close to my aunties and my grandad too particularly as a child. However, as we all grew up and some of my cousins moved half way across the world and to other countries, we don't tend to meet up as much and we aren't as close on the whole which is actually quite upsetting as we all used to be so incredibly close and I don't like change at all!

Quarter Life Crisis 
Everyone has their own things going on now within my family and we do meet up occasionally but it's just not the same. I feel as though I'm having a mini quarter life crisis as so many things are changing with family and friends around me and I feel as though I'm staying the same and I'm not where I thought I would be at almost 25! Having said that, I need to remember the progress I've made (e.g.: first class BSc hons degree and learning to drive) and that everyone's different and one situation isn't better than another.

I'm not looking forward to turning 25 but I will be exploring London on my birthday which I'm so excited for (we are going on a Buckingham Palace tour!) but I just need to look for the positives rather than focusing on the negatives!

Are you a 90's child too? What does family mean to you? What are you looking forward to this summer?

*This is a collaborative post
*Image from Pinterest 

18 comments

  1. I know what you mean about family. I'm the one that moved across half the globe so obviously my brother and I are not as close as we were to our cousins once, but that's life and you get used to it. Have fun on your birthday and I definitely want to hear about the tour, I've always wanted to go! :)

    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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  2. An interesting post! I could write a pretty terrible book about my family & experiences...but I've come to the conclusion that if you have a good network of supportive and fabulous friends, you should not *have* to expect to be close or even in touch with your family members. For me , it is not that important anymore x

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  3. I loved the 90s. The 90s to me means The Spice Girls, Mizz, Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Polly Pockets!

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  4. Having family with your always and giving the most importance to your family, always can make you able to achieve the happiness and get courage from your family.
    Emma Charlotte | Cheap-Essay-Writing.co.uk

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  5. London is a fab place to go for your birthday! You will have a great time x

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  6. I've always said that I would rather have my family than friends. Friends let you down, whereas my family has always been there for me x

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  7. Lovely post. I'm turning 32 soon and I'm most definitely not where I thought I would be but as you said, everyone's different x

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  8. It's lovely that you have such happy memories of your childhood - mine was similar with lots of cousins around and, like you, we don't see each other very much these days. Things changed after my Granda died and, of course, people are busier these days. Lovely post xx

    Beautylymin

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  9. Ah this is a lovely read, and I can definitely relate. I think we all go through some sort of crisis like this at one point or another <3
    Chantelle The Girl In The Tartan Scarf

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  10. I feel like I am hitting quarter life chrisis too! Lol 25 is such an odd age!

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  11. I live hundreds of miles from my family so I don't get to see them that often x

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  12. Interesting ready, and I definitely think more and more people seem to be having a quarter life crisis x

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  13. 25 was hard for me too, but you can totally do this!!!

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  14. My daughter is a 90's child, I am close to some members of my family, but my partner and children and I are all very close, and I am so happy we are, I am very lucky xxx

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  15. Hey Hun, your twenties are a time to spread your wings and create new memories to share when you all get together. The world is not that big thanks to social media, it's easier than ever to stay in touch - chin up

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  16. Love this. So reflective and moving. 25 you are a baby! Haha xx

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  17. I'm a 90s child, and absolutely adore my family. At 25 I felt like I was having a bit of crisis but now looking back it all happened for a reason.

    Cass | CassandraMyee

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  18. I turned 25 in January and I hated it, it was actually the worst birthday I have had. I live up north with my mum and step dad then all my family and my sister all live 5 hours away down south. I don't see them much.

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