Thursday, August 19, 2010

The Black Box of the 20s

2009/2010 have been difficult years. We joke about it but a quarter life crisis according to the NYTimes is a reality. Reading the article What Is It About 20-Somethings? most of the content rang true with me; especially this part;

"The 20s are a black box, and there is a lot of churning in there. One-third of people in their 20s move to a new residence every year. Forty percent move back home with their parents at least once. They go through an average of seven jobs in their 20s, more job changes than in any other stretch. Two-thirds spend at least some time living with a romantic partner without being married. And marriage occurs later than ever. The median age at first marriage in the early 1970s, when the baby boomers were young, was 21 for women and 23 for men; by 2009 it had climbed to 26 for women and 28 for men, five years in a little more than a generation."

So will the 30s be the new 20s as your 20s are now more like adolescence?


  1. Mmmmmmm...then I am glad I am not in the Black Box anymore! Way to go Dirty 30's I say! ;-)

  2. so with you there Anneke, it's only been 3 weeks of being 30, I love it. taking the life experiences and learnings from my 20s and applying them to my 30s - it's going to rock!
    i studied a bit about the late 20s crisis - a lot go thru it, it's tough and it changes you, but it is so worth it when you pop out the other side...

  3. Anonymous...any tips then for us still in the 20s? I think its a great to be able to draw from other people's insights so please, enlighten us!