My Friends are Awesome

April 13, 2014

We’re from the mid- to tail-end of the 1980s, and what are we doing now? Living the dream, that’s what. Maybe it’s not quite the dream our parents had for us, but it’s a dream nonetheless. Sometimes I like to sit back and think about what my friends are doing and give a tiny mental fist-pump for everyone. Maybe because I never really had a clear idea of what I was going to be “when I grew up,” I’m still not quite over the idea that so many of us have “made it” - to jobs or positions or universities where we get to do/study/research/practice what interests us. And most of what I see written about our generation (apparently we’re the “millenials”) is that we’re all wasting our precious youth, or having it wasted for us by the recession economy: we’re working in dead-end jobs with only a fond wish for promotion, sleeping on a lot of sofas, drinking ourselves to death, and looking for love in all the wrong places. So for once, I’d like to celebrate those of us who are making it. We’re doing ok, you guys, and I think we’re going to be ok.

Shout-outs to:

Good work, team ’80s. Keep it up. (And if you want to share your blog/vlog/podcast/whatever, send me a message!)<3