I’m at a bit of a crossroads. I can see many paths in front of me, but I’m not sure which one I should take. I’m not sure which one I want to take.
Members of my social circle echo this feeling to varying degrees. We are all a little bit lost right now. Sometimes I am loathe to admit this. I have been fed this idea that aimlessness is the norm for the twenty-something, and that feels dismissive. Admitting to being lost can sometimes feel like you are admitting to being helpless, and much of the media seems bent on demonstrating how our young adults are incapable of growing up and taking care of themselves or the world (just take a look at the whole dialogue regarding “millennials”). As a twenty-something who spends a decent amount of time around other twenty-somethings, I don’t believe we are so much more different than the generations before us. And, like the youth of the past, I feel a bit lost.
So, here I am. I am on a journey to find my path in the world, and I’ve decided to document my journey for the world to see. I hope that this project will be much more than a blog of a twenty-something. I hope that my words will bring solidarity to the others out there who can relate to my present and future quandaries, and be a porthole into a different perspective for those who are not in the same boat. I hope to make this blog entertaining, and informative, and beautiful. I am a woman of many hopes. Here’s hoping my journey is an interesting one.
— S. (a.k.a. AMisplacedPen)