Blog. What is a blog? As a member of the “millenial” generation I am pretty embarassed to be so inactive in the “blogosphere”. Well, today that comes to an end, as I join the world of the published and create my very own blog.
The inspiration for this blog comes from the culmination of three things: a conversation with my family, a recent MacLean’s article I read, and the general feeling of uncertainty and panic that has settled in since the moment I crossed the stage of Grant Hall at Queen’s University this past June…
… well ok the panic didn’t really set in until a couple of days later, but this was certainly the turning point.
I am 22, a university graduate, and am working in a field that I don’t exactly see as a lifetime career. Do I feel that my situation is unique? Absolutely (and thankfully) not.
I am a part of what the media has termed, “the new underclass”, and can loosely be defined as those who are “20-something”. I use this term to refer to the age ranges of those included in the group, and to refer back to the idea that these “20-somethings” are up to “something”, but not necessarily something in which they can find a true purpose. This blog is for all the “20-somethings” who are feeling the excitement, pressure, confusion, and perhaps indecision that this phase of growing up brings. Here’s to us, and to the futures we just haven’t quite found yet.
My vision for this blog is to create a collection of interesting articles and insights from various sources, about the challenges of growing up and finding your way, both in today’s world, and in comparison to decades of the past. Is being ’20-something’ significantly more challenging today? Or just in a different way? This is the mission.