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.
We’ll start off easy. What is your favourite breed of puppy?
Wow, I’m a tough interviewer. How on earth can I pick just one? We’ll have to go with huskies because
Why did you start your blog?
Honestly, I used to compare myself to so many people in their twenties because they seemed like they had their life together. Life in our twenties tends to be glamorized and idealized when the reality isn’t always the same. I wanted to give a voice to the awkward twenty-somethings still struggling to figure life out and show that not everything was rainbows, butterflies, and Kardashians.
What is one truth about being a twenty-something?
One truth about being a twenty-something is that it’s a time for self-discovery and learning from your mistakes rather than having all your shit together.
Sum up your twenties so far in a gif.
With pleasure (I have a gif obsession and I’m not sorry about it)!
Most important- which Chris?
I’ve been struggling with this answer for longer than I care to admit. One time I took a “which famous Chris is your soulmate” and I got Chris Pratt. He’s a pretty solid contender- he’s got abs, a great smile and a killer sense of humour. But I mean, have you seen Chris Evans? Not only is he fun to look at, but when he imitates his nephew by saying “I don’t like it”, he’s so adorable and swoon-worthy!
That being said, I had a huge crush on Chris Pine since I saw his dreamy face in Princess Diaries and obviously, I wouldn’t say no to Chris Hemsworth. Basically, I’m thirsty and can’t pick. Let’s be honest, none of them would pick me (unless they actually met me, and therefore I could win them over with my sparkling smile and stellar pun game!) Also, how has every one of them been in a superhero movie? I smell a conspiracy!
If you had real advice for someone in their twenties what would it be?
My biggest piece of advice for someone in their twenties is to not put so much pressure on themselves by comparing them to others. Although I hate cliches in general, it’s true that the grass is always greener on the other side. What they fail to tell you is that the grass just LOOKS greener on the other side because that gardener is good at convincing people that they have it all together. Judging from my experience and the experience of others, it is true that you can’t have it together all the time. That’s just not the way life works. Essentially, be present and grateful for your experiences and if you have any regrets, just treat them as lessons and stepping stones on your path towards greatness.
Any last words?
In the wise words of Dumbledore, “words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it.”
That’s all for this week’s Twenty Something Talks. I promise I have actual people lined up for the next ones so you don’t have to read me droning on about myself 😉 If you or anybody else are interested in participating, feel free to contact us or send us an email at :