Dear 20 somethings

Perched next to my desk, bookmark in place, pages slightly creased and out of place from use was a book titled “The Defining Decade Your Twenties Matter” A co-worker of mine beamed about this book she said that it was a “great read” so I picked it up and dived in.  I like what the chapters had to offer, it was my “aha” moment on a Friday afternoon when work seemed to slow down and I felt a sense of relief know that something was written out there about people in their 20’s.

I think most people in their 20’s can attest to feeling somewhat lost, somewhat found, and somewhat downright clueless.

We are trying to figure out our careers, our soul mates, and above all else our place in this big, often challenging world.  We say “I want to make an impact” and  “I want to do something big” and we have to figure out what that is to us.

I have noticed there is not much written on the transition for men and women who go from college to the working world.  I find this frustrating.

Our 20’s are a huge transitional stage where we have the ability to cultivate and get after exactly what we want.

Below I have listed a few articles and good reads that are incredibly well written that I think any 20 something will enjoy:

Dear 23 year old me: written by my friend and triathlete Erin

http://sweetsweat.wordpress.com/2012/12/18/dear-23-year-old-me/

Defining Decade Your Twenties Matter

http://www.amazon.com/Defining-Decade-Your-Twenties-Matter–/dp/0446561754/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1368889045&sr=1-1&keywords=the+defining+decade

What I wish I knew when I was 20

http://www.amazon.com/What-Wish-Knew-When-Was/dp/0061735191/ref=sr_1_7?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1368889045&sr=1-7&keywords=the+defining+decade

Pick a Career you like:

http://blog.penelopetrunk.com/2012/10/01/how-to-pick-a-career-youll-like/

Advice to twenty something: Trust yourself

http://blog.penelopetrunk.com/2012/07/30/best-advice-to-twentysomethings-trust-yourself/

How to Plan a career in your 20’s to stay home with kids in your 30’s

http://blog.penelopetrunk.com/2012/09/14/how-to-plan-a-career-in-your-20s-to-stay-home-with-kids-in-your-30s/

Have you ever had an “aha” moment while reading a book? A book where you became so giddy about the contents that you jumped to spread the word? What are you reading?

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4 thoughts on “Dear 20 somethings

  1. “I think most girls my age can attest to feeling somewhat lost, somewhat found, and somewhat downright clueless in our 20’s.” FYI, same goes for boys.

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