Quarterlife Kickoff

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

6 thoughts on “Quarterlife Kickoff

  1. Go sally! it’s your birthday!

    Sorry to hear about your job, but it sounds like you got a lot out of the position! Good luck with your search! Hopefully you can come down to NYC one of these days or I can get up to Boston!


    jen u

  2. Yay for blogging!

    So it looks like I will be making a trip back home soon for the last two weeks or so of the month. Not sure what your plans are or what adventures you will be going on now that you have some free time but hopefully I wil get to see you. Once I know the actual dates I’ll let you know.

    Miss you and enjoy your FUNemployment!

  3. Thanks, Jen and Rach! It’s great to know who else is out there! And I would love to see both of you sometime soon… let’s discuss in detail later this week!

    Rock on!

  4. OK, Sally. I do not know how I did not stumble upon this earlier, but today is the day I begin to follow Sally in the City. I am excited. I would say sorry about your job, but it has been 8 months; my guess is you are back on your feet.

    I look forward to following your adventures!!

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