Age is Just a Number Baby

Last week I thought about deactivating my Facebook – I spent roughly half of my work day contemplating this after reading a critical, yet realistic article about Twentysomethings and their dependence on social media. However, this turned out to be a fleeting moment because I realized that among all the rubbish that is posted on Facebook, I have actually found a few nuggets of inspiration on my newsfeed. And that alone was enough for me to postpone my social deactivation.

I’m clearly the target audience for many of the recent articles and lists written about being Twentysomething – I’m a month away from turning 25 and I admit that I’m going through a quarter-life crisis. While these articles are directed at people like me, I honestly believe that these articles contain fitting advice for people of all ages – it’s merely how it applies to your personal life. Because in the end, age is just a number, and we could all use a little reminder of what life’s truly about.

Here’s the inspiration that I’ve stumbled upon in the past week via Facebook:

It’s not just about how you live your 20s, it’s about how you life your life.

The Sundrop Girl

The Sundrop Girl

“Drop it like it’s hot, drop it like it’s hot…”

It’s time to break out the skeletons and spiderwebs, purchase ridiculously large bags of candy, and seize the opportunity to play dress up again. Last year I won the office halloween contest as the Sundrop Girl… my awesome dance moves definitely helped seal the deal.

Now what to do for 2013? I’m thinking something with a tutu…

#GingerOut

Finding Inspiration During a Quarter-Life Crisis

Recently I’ve seen a myriad of articles, Buzzfeed lists, and blog posts with tid-bits on how to survive a quarter-life crisis. I’m not sure if I’ve seen this spike in articles because quarter-life crises are becoming an epidemic, or if I’m acutely aware that I’m currently going through one myself.

There are a lot of helpful tips out there for me and my fellow quarter-life crisis comrades. And I’ve recently recognized that I have an unhealthy obsession of browsing the internet looking for this type inspirational shit. Recently, an article stumbled across my Facebook newsfeed, 5 Lies Every Twentysomething Needs to Stop Believing that was originally published in Relevant Magazine. This article struck a chord with me, and I realized that it’s time to take my excessive browsing (and pinning) beyond Pinterest, and be more constructive – it’s time to start sharing with the world.

#GingerRevolution

“You say you want a revolution, well you know, we all want to change the world” – Revolution by The Beatles

I’m gonna listen to the Beatles and start a revolution. A ginger revolution. With hashtags.

This originated while Skyping with my roommate, and I signed-off with #gingerout. Since then I’ve realized that with social media I have an opportunity to start a revolution. I am working to compile all the ginger hashtags. And this is just the beginning of the ginger revolution:

  • #gingernation
  • #gingerlove
  • #gingerproblems
  • #gingerout
  • #gingerfail
  • #gingerwin
  • #gingerftw
  • #gingerrevolution
  • #classicginger
  • #evilginger
  • #sassyginger

Use these hashtags and continue the ginger revolution.