On this Twenty Something Talks, we have the lovely blogger Jessica from Magnets from Everywhere!
Mother, wife, traveller, blogger- she can do just about anything! You can read about her family travels and what life is like as a family of four at her website. Trust me, she’s worth the read! Without further ado, here is Jessica!
We’ll jump right in with a serious question – How many pairs of shoes do you own?
Six, but my goal is two. I’m always open to suggestions for great wear-anywhere shoes!
You’re in luck! I have just as many suggestions for shoes as I do shoes, Jessica, and that’s saying a lot because I have a ridiculous amount.
This week on Twenty Something Talks, we interviewed good friend Beth (also known as the Bethest, patent pending).
More than just the Bethest, her intelligence, kindness, and great hair make her an inspirational person to know. She also thinks Fetty Wap is a sweetheart and knows a great deal about B.o.B. She also has her own blog, which you should definitely check out! Without further ado, here’s our interview with Beth.
We’ll start off pretty easy. What is the best dog breed?
The one with the blue eyes has my heart! Is there a question about being in your twenties that you hate when people ask?
“What’s your plan for the future?”
This question has caused me so much stress, especially in my early twenties when I was still completing my undergraduate degree.
My major was so broad, and I found it difficult to see myself using what I was learning in a career. My marketing minor was more practical but still very broad and high-level. I felt like I didn’t fit in the marketing program because I couldn’t see myself as a young professional. I’m shy and have so much fear of doing something wrong… so I get stuck. Attending Seneca for Public Relations and Corporate Communications has helped me see myself in a career. It’s already given me more confidence that I can work in Communications and actually enjoy it. Now if we could start classes again that would be GREAT!
So, I guess now I don’t hate that question. I have an answer. But I still think it puts so much pressure on people in their early twenties. Nobody has everything figured out, what makes you think we do?
I hate that question too- the future is sometimes scary. On a much happier note, if you could sum up your twenties so far with a gif, what would it be?
Britney Spears is all of us! Here’s a more serious question- which Chris?
Mmmmmmmm. Pine because I never remember his name and just had to Google “Chris Pine” to remember his face.
What is one truth about being a 20 something?
It’s a process. I feel like I’m watching myself mature and learn and grow. Sometimes I just stop and realize I’ve said something or done something I wouldn’t have before. This feeling is especially strong when I see an 18-year-old with the I’m An Adult Now Syndrome.
Agreed! Wise words (told you she was smart!) Any last words?
Advice to everyone (and to myself): Take the chance to start the life you want to lead. We are pressured by every societal institution to become a certain something or someone. Don’t listen. And don’t put that same pressure on yourself. Follow your heart!
Thanks so much again to Beth for talking with us. Her advice is much better than our (unsolicited) advice. Please check out her work here! You won’t regret it!
Alternatively titled, how stairs make me question my adulting skills
Public Service Announcement
Don’t get me wrong- I’m a very responsible and reasonable adult (please hire me) but there are just some things that make me question whether or not I’m good at adulting.
Dear Twenty Somethings,
I almost called this post “The Truth about Stairs”- Is it a strange blog title? It was what inspired me to write this post. Don’t run away-let me put your mind at ease. In my humble opinion, stairs are the worst. They were most definitely invented to show just how out of shape I am. Seriously, does anyone else feel winded after walking up two flights of stairs? No, just me? Cool!
This inability to successfully walk up the stairs without feeling like I ran a 10k got me thinking- am I bad at adulting? I’m a mature, responsible, breathtakingly beautiful, hilarious and humble adult in her twenties. Unfortunately, there are some straight up adult things that I’m bad at that make me question the above statement. Here are just a few!
What are Twenty-Something Talks?
Do not panic! I know what you’re thinking- Sam, this is not your regular kind of blog post. What happened to alternative titles? Public Service Announcement? Dear Twenty Somethings? (Unsolicited) Advice?
Never fear, my inquisitive friend. I love our usual conversations with sneaky references to puppies and mentions of how sweet/funny/pretty/smart/humble I am (seriously, why won’t anyone date me) so they will still be happening every Sunday or Tuesday. However, I wanted to try a new series out that is tentatively titled Twenty-Something Talks. Each Thursday, The Twenty Something Truth will feature a new interview with a fellow twenty-something.
To show you what the interviews would look like, I have interviewed myself. Try to ignore the narcissism for both of our sakes. Without further ado, here is me interviewing… me.
Alternatively titled, everything I know I learned at summer camp
Public Service Announcement: Again with the bias, but working at summer camp is the best part-time job. This might be exclusive to my summer camp (because obviously, we’re the greatest one ever).
Dear Twenty Somethings,
Wow, a Wednesday post? I didn’t want my open letter to get in the way of what I wanted to talk about this week. So here is another post, even though it doesn’t have the same fun alliteration that The Twenty-Something Truth Tuesday has (and even though you ‘re probably already tired of reading my posts).
Moving on, let’s get to my favourite subject – camp. If you know me (or have read my post about “real” jobs) knows that I love working at a summer camp. It’s hard to explain it to anyone who has not worked at one or been a camper. Judging by the response on my last post about “real” jobs, it does resonate with camp people and they too echoed that sentiment- from the outside looking in, you don’t really get it. Hence, I’m here to help with this handing dandy “Twenty Something Guide”.