On Turning 29

Recently, a woman I didn’t know asked me how I felt about turning 29. She told me her son had turned 29 a few months ago and has felt a sense of grief ever since. I understand her son’s feelings about being this age.

From talking with other people in their twenties, both friends and strangers, I know I am not alone in this sentiment. As children, we’re taught that by 29 we should have our lives figured out. Now being in my twenties for 9…

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Kelly Severseike

Kelly Severseike

“We tell ourselves stories in order to live.” -Joan Didion