“Our 20s are the defining decade of adulthood. 80% of life’s most defining moments take place by about age 35. 2/3 of lifetime wage growth happens during the first ten years of a career. More than half of Americans are married or are dating or living with their future partner by age 30. Personality can change more during our 20s than at any other decade in life. Female fertility peaks at 28. The brain caps off its last major growth spurt. When it comes to adult development, 30 is not the new 20. Even if you do nothing, not making choices is a choice all the same. Don’t be defined by what you didn’t know or didn’t do.” ― Meg Jay, author of
More than ever before the ages of 18-29 are a key developmental stage of growth, maturity, and advancement. Why then do most people in this age range find themselves to be anxious, stressed, directionless, lonely, and hopeless that any of those things will change any time soon?
By spending time talking about the challenges and frustrations that are specific to this season of life we can unlock the unique potential these years hold to become the best version of yourself during these years. Though there are inevitable up and downs during these years, with a reframed state-of-mind they can be defined by more growth, joy, and meaning than ever thought possible.