Keep it movin’.
I was skimming through this article in the NY Times about kids in their twenties, or the “Y-Generation”. Basically it talks about how 20 something year olds are taking longer to emerge into adulthood. Avoiding responsibilities, living with their parents and taking their time to find their mates and careers. It talks about how scholars are debating whether to officially categorize this stage in life as “emerging adulthood” the same way “adolescence” was officially categorized in the early 1900’s.
Now that I’m 32, three years out of my 20’s and barely coming into the career I’m wanting to do, I can relate somewhat. After graduating from college, with a degree that I obtained more-so to make my parents happy, I grudgingly took on a multitude of dead-end temp jobs, while on the side I pursued a DJ career that I was technically pretty good at, but was really un-motivated by the networking (shmoozing) responsibilities that it entailed. And if you’re not a social DJ, there is hardly any chance of you being a DJ, as a career. (Although I do have to say that out of DJ-ing, especially with my crew, I have gained somewhat of an entrepreneurial spirit that definitely helps as a Graphic Designer, and many other aspects of my life now.)
Now that I am living in Union City/Hayward, a suburb of San Francisco, I am seeing my fiancee’s younger sister and her friends, who are in their mid to late 20’s, living out their “emerging adulthoods”. And a lot of them fit the category to a tee. I’ve always recognized that something was different about the generation right below mine, but never could articulate it, but this article really shed some light on the subject.
But anyway…I designed this simple little meme as a reminder to myself that for me “emerging adulthood” is over. If it is over for you too, and you’ve finally found your way…reblog.
Sometimes you have to wait before you make the right move.
Gettin’ Over! Every Wed. San Francisco, CA.