If you're over 30 you probably don’t yearn to recapture 20-something days of gritty uncertainty. It’s even less appealing if you’re from the tail end of the Baby Boom, a generation gap in itself....more
Vanessa, Subject To Change
Even though I'm more like twenty-something times 2.5, I attended the "Twenty-Something Meet Up" at the BlogHer Conference. Why did I go? I keep hearing from nonprofits that one of the reasons they want to incorporate a social networking or media strategy is to reach a younger audience. So, having this opportunity listen was very valuable.
Zandria did a fabulous job of facilitating the session. There were probably about 40 or 50 women in the room - not all were twenty somethings.
Now two years out of college, my 24- year -old son is nowhere near being on a career track. I'm thrilled.
In fact, as best as I can tell only two of his friends seems to be working in traditional jobs. One is in banking and after bonuses are distributed he may opt to leave that industry--before he gets laid off. The other works for a major advertising agency -- in our world that is considered a traditional job.
My definition of a traditional job: benefits and paid vacations.
Once upon a time I thought that 24 was old and that as an adult I would have free reign of my life. This meant that I would wake up at 10 AM and I would swim in a pool of sugar cookies and French fries. No one would or could tell me what to do and I would be a free woman. I could be anything I wanted to be and it would all be easy and lovely and if you ever get a chance to see a photo of me at age nine, you will notice that there are tiny rainbows where my pupils should be.
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