As a twenty-something, I continuously struggle with the questions and plans of the future. What will be my career? Where will I live? When/who will I marry? Will I have kids? Do I want to be single? Do I want to travel? How am I going to pay off student loans? Do I really have to go to this wedding next week? Another baby shower invitation...my refrigerator is nothing but pink and blue. In 10 years, I will be 35. What will my life be like then? What am I going to do that will leave my mark on the world?
As a twenty-something, these questions never seem to end. They come everyday from everyone. And if we are being honest, these questions are dreadful. And if we are still being honest, my answers are usually dreadful as well. Because my answers normally are something like this: I don't know. I don't know. Who knows. Maybe. Not really. Yes! I don't know. I don't want to. I'm tired of pink and blue. 10 years? 35??!! I don't know.
Yesterday, I was stumbling around the blog-o-sphere and came across a site specifically for twenty-somethings. Talk about an answered prayer. This site is powered by Paul Angone (who has recently written a book). Paul's site is filled to the brim of articles all for twenty-somethings. There are tips and tricks on how to survive your 20's. Lists of what to do in your 20's before they are over. What we are saying and what we really mean. Lots of good, good stuff. Definitely go check it out!
While I was looking around the site, I found an article that asked twenty-somethings 11 questions. These 11 questions are ones that make you give real answers and in doing so, they help you think about what you want to do, how to do it, and why you want to do it. The answers to these questions will be different for everyone, but after reading them yesterday, I wanted to answer them.
So, of course, I thought of a new blog series! For the next 11 weeks, I'm going to answer these questions. I'm going to start from the top and answer one question a week, every Tuesday. Now, like I said earlier, the answers to these questions are going to be different for everyone. I'm not saying that my answers are going to be the best for you. But, I do hope that this series inspires you to answer the questions for yourself, if you are a twenty-something. Or, if you happen to be out of your twenties, maybe pass on some awesome advice of what you wish you had known at 20 or things you would have done differently.
Want to join in? Please do! Check below for the questions and the days I will be answering. If you want to answer a question, write a post, then share you post in the comments or just answer in the comments below.
11 Questions Every Twenty-Something Needs To Ask
1. Do the people I'm surrounded by bring me life? 08/20/13
2. Who inspires me the most? 08/27/13
3. What are my favorite stories? 09/03/13
4. Would I want to live with me? 09/10/13
5. Do I love from my insecurities or do I love from my strengths? 09/17/13
6. Where am I ripe with talent and where do I quickly deflate? 09/24/13
7. What are my favorite hobbies/things I do for fun, and is there something there I can leverage into a career or product? 10/1/13
8. What's the main thing that's holding me back? 10/08/13
9. What are my negotiables and non-negotiables? 10/15/13
10. What breaks my heart? 10/22/13
11. At 29 years and 364 days, if I accomplished just one thing, what do I want it to be? 10/29/13
Don't forget to check out Paul Angone's website, All Groan Up, and the original article that inspired this series, 11 Questions Every Twenty-Something Needs to Ask.
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