For the modern 20 something there are so many career options out there that didn’t even exist 10 years ago. In fact, the average millennial changes their job every three to four years.
I think for a lot of 20-somethings, there’s this panic after college that’s like, “Oh shit, this is it.” It’s a very turbulent time period, dramatic ups and downs. Being with my family reminded me to let go of the things that don’t matter. Not everything that goes wrong has to be treated like the end of the world.
Don’t be afraid to brag. Be proud of what you have done. If you’re anything like the people I graduated with, you’re capable of great things.
Finding a job is like having a job. It’s a tedious, demanding process that can sometimes drive you up a wall.
I guess paying for your own Netflix is what ultimately classifies someone as a real adult. But there’s something about it being free and under someone else’s name that makes binge-watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer that much more appealing.
I am worried that life is going to pass me by. That I’m going to get a job I hate but stay at for security. That I’ll make decisions in my life based on what I think I should do instead of what I want to do. That I’ll follow a path designed for me by people who think they know what I should do based on well-intentioned, yet often unsolicited advice.
Took a few really awesome road trips. I worked three jobs after college (so if you assume people who didn’t go full-time right out of school are lazy, you’re mistaken), but it’s a lot easier to take a random Monday off when you’re working mainly in the service industry.
Are the glory days all over? At 21 years old? At 25 years old? But how I see it? You can “adult” however you want. You’re young. You’re still free to do whatever you please.
Remind yourself that there is a reason behind your decision of moving on, be it from a city or job you have had enough of, a relationship that did not work out the way you had hoped, or a rejection letter from a magazine that you deemed your story a perfect fit for.
Just because some labels are attached to this generation, doesn’t mean you have to embody them.