Hey, All You 20-Somethings: Breathe

November 12, 2014 4:45 PM

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Three months ago, I quit my job, put most of my clothes and books and sentimental knick-knacks in storage. My friends and I gave up the lease on the house that we shared, on the island in the Pacific Northwest where I was raised and where I have lived on and off since I graduated from college. I packed my car, renewed my tags, forgot my spare tire. I had some people to see and not a whole lot, specifically, to do.

If you are a 20-something reading of this offshoot, you may be jealous. You may be derisive. You are almost certainly, whether in the depths or at the surface of your subconscious, weighing your choices against mine. The myriad possibilities of adulthood, which are beginning to take shockingly real ...

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