A Letter To 20 Something Year Olds

Dear Late-20-Year-Old's-Like Myself:

I've determined that we don't need a silly little Buzzfeed article to tell us what it's like to be us. In fact, I can summarize it quite quickly:

  • Misrepresented in the media as selfie-taking, entitled, lazy, millennials who are going to change world. 
  • Just finally hitting the threshold of experience that a better job is looking for. 7-10 years of social media experience? Considering Facebook was founded in 2004, I doubt there's many who meet that requirement!
  • Having kids, raising kids, or thinking about the idea of kids. Either way.. stressing about the future of our world.
  • Realizing that we still have 10, 15, or 20 more years to pay off our student loans. That one's a nice thought.
  • Not at all where we thought we'd be when we were younger. But hey, I always thought my acne would be gone by my 20's too, and that has yet to happen.
  • Now, if by some chance this isn't you—congratulations! 

But really, I'm not complaining. I'm totally okay with the minor ulcer that I'm certain is forming in my stomach, since I feel like that's the right of passage for people our age.

Instead, I have a little expert* advice for all of us. Let's stop making mountains out of molehills and instead embrace the mountains and the molehills and let them peacefully co-exist.

And if that doesn't work, well, a bottle of Tums is just a few dollars away.


*Proceed with caution. I don't have a PhD, MBA, or any initials after my name. I do however have a 3rd grade Jump Rope for Heart Certificate and a $100,000 college diploma. For whatever those are worth.

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