How to deal with the anxiety of approaching my late 20s
August 19, 2014 1:40 PM Subscribe
Turning 27 - help me make the best of it.
In the last 7 years -- I earned a degree from my dream university, lost my beloved mother to cancer, passionately built a startup with a business partner, returned to Catholicism, discovered I had playwriting aspirations, gotten my heart broken 3 times. Just lived and learned.
Currently I work as a copywriter for a marketing company and, though it's not full-time, I manage to save $1,000/month. I rent a room and I'm too lazy to get a mattress so I've been sleeping on the floor. I'm taking a long hiatus from dating. My social life is decent. Overall things are fine, but a part of me feels like I'm stuck in a rut, like I still don't have it "together."
Turning 27 gives me a bit of anxiety because I think it's a make-or-break year. How do I make the best of it? How do I make sure I'm not squandering opportunities? What do you recommend I try/do/pursue? Given the chance, what will you tell your 27-year-old self?
Thank you very much for your time.