20-something blogger goes BIG
My roommate recently shared with me this explicit blog by Emma Koenig. Koenig’s blog, soon to be a book, has recently gained quite a bit of attention, and not just because of the explicit title.
While I’m envious of Emma Koenig’s blogger stardom, I’m equally as excited to see a struggling 20-somethings’ expression of what it can be like in a day of the life get some credit.
After reading some of Emma Koenig’s blog posts and laughing out loud in comical relation, I read the recent article in the New York Times that discusses Koenig’s success but also the 20-something tragedy.
I liked Ms. Koenig’s ballsiness right off the bat. I laughed out loud to some of her posts, including this one:
But what really won me over was this quote:
“In such a culture, Ms. Koenig said, you wonder what it means to be successful. “Is it making money?” she asked. “Is it tons of hits and fans? Is it making work I like or surviving for that week?””
Bingo. I ask myself this same question at LEAST once a day and the answer changes every time, often, with a lack of confidence and evidence to support any one of these answers. Sometimes I think we could be called the trial and error generation. A generation where nothing is certain or guaranteed and there is no recipe for success. We live by trial and error.
Other fun things I learned in this article:
- Emma Koenig’s brother, Ezra, is in a little indie band you may or may not have heard of, Vampire Weekend.
- Newsweek recently published an article about our “screwed generation” which sums the daily hardships we’ve come to know as life which is pretty depressing/interesting.
And, lastly…I am not alone in feeling a constant level of heightened anxiety…
- “If depression was the hallmark of the Gen-Xers,anxiety belongs to the Millennials.” ~Dr. Meg Jay, a psychologist who treats 20-somethings. “They are worried life isn’t going to work,” she said.