YPAF is a collection of voices from different ages, places and industries to share advice on starting off and being twenty. This week Lindsay Shoemake from That Working Girl advised twentysomething to persevere through the rejections and never view failures as a failure. On Monday, July 22nd we will hear from Ashley Sapp from Chaos and Words. Here is a sneak peak…
Your Twenties: The Ultimate Experience
When one begins their twenties, s/he may be in college, searching for a job, working multiple positions, still living at home, finding his/her own place, moving somewhere new, beginning his/her career, perhaps even getting married and having children, or many other examples. The choices are seemingly endless, and that is, in part, of why being a twenty-something is probably even more daunting and confusing than being a teenager. There is still so much to learn, and yet, we are considered adults.
Being uncertain on what you want out of life can be unsettling. Personally, I ran through a multitude of ideas of what I wanted my career to be, and though the industry and job title varied, there was one thing I remained passionate about at all times: writing. What I slowly figured out was that there are ways to put my skills and passions to cohesive use if I did not limit myself on what my possibilities could be. That is perhaps the biggest piece of advice I have to offer other twenty-somethings: allow your potential to expand continuously. There is no need to cut yourself short before you even start.
For more on this story and great advice from Lindsay Shoemake, tune in Monday morning at 9am for the full post.