This week (today, in fact), I turned twenty-five and started a new phase of my life.
I also lost my job.
Don’t worry, I knew both of these things were coming. The 25 thing was inevitable, or so I’m told. The job, which I have loved for the last 16 months, was originally supposed to be an 8 month gig that kept getting extended. Now, AFFIL has shut down, as we’re both ready to move on, having accomplished our goal of passing comprehensive financial reform (and meeting Elizabeth Warren, my personal objective). I have gained skills in online organizing, alliance building, social media management, grassroots lobbying, and Bananagrams. Now, I want to use those skills to continue to change the world, and have a great time doing it.
I’m hoping that the next stage of my life, this 25-30 chunk, will lead to lots of new fun things and a new way of interacting with the world. I’m kicking it off by starting this blog, which I will use to write about:
- my misadventures in Boston
- my efforts in the kitchen
- the world around me (particularly about politics, feminism, and people who are making a difference)
- home design daydreams, aka what my apartment would look like if I had all the money and time in the world
- my “five year plan” and bucket list
- other interesting tidbits as I happen upon them
I hope you’ll join me – online and in real life! – and see what this next phase of life brings.
I leave you with this final dose of quarterlife inspiration:
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” –Mark Twain