Yesterday, I was sitting next to a high school student who was getting tutored in math. His tutor casually mentioned something about being in his mid-30′s but didn’t feel old and the student said “Well, to me — anything over 25 is really old.” I could only laugh, because face it — we all felt that way at one point.
In one month, I’ll be turning 28 years old. I’m actually really excited about it – the number has a nice ring to it, but more so, it’s one step closer to 30 which in my eyes is something to look forward to. Why? Because it means I’ve got 30 years of experience and that’s pretty awesome. Also, I hear many people say 30 is when their life REALLY takes off — so I can only image how much more fun I’ll have.
But I know I’m of a small minority who doesn’t seem to mind (yet) the cold truth of life —- YOU GET OLDER.Continue reading →
What’s your typical response when people ask you ”So, when are YOU two getting married?”
I’ve lived with my boyfriend for a little over two and a half years now, together over four and we have a legal domestic partnership. But no, we’re not married. No, we’re not engaged. No, I’m not upset about that. And while one day that’s the plan, for today — we’re quite happy with where we’re at.
We’re not alone either — many of my non-married, cohabitating friends own homes together with their significant others, have pets, and even children. Living in sin? I don’t think so. Making love work for a new age? Absolutely! Continue reading →
I’m on a mission to turn the term “Quarter Life Crisis” (QLC) into “Quarter Life Opportunity” because that’s exactly what it is — a turning point in your life where YOU’RE totally responsible for your self and the direction your life will take.
Think of your QLC as an “update” button - keep pressing X and everything stays the same…press UPDATE and…. Continue reading →
There’s a disease on the rise among 20something’s. It’s subtle at first with symptoms of minor jealousy, resentfulness, restlessness and frequent refreshing of an already updated Facebook feed. As it gains strength it turns once vibrant and confident optimists about the future into self-doubting, paranoid and unhappy worriers who feel left out of the crowd.
If you’re currently a 20-something, or just a little beyond, let’s play a game: sum up the experience of your 20s in six words or less.
Here’s mine: Found my path, now walking it
A link to a slide show from New York Magazine’s article “The Kids Are Actually Sort of Alright” does a blunt job of presenting the varied experiences of the typical American 20-something, entering what’s now being called the “Post-Hope America” era.