Defining Decade

“Here’s an idea worth spreading to every twenty-something that I know, thirty is NOT the new twenty.” Meg Jay

There have been countless times where I felt that my senior year in college contained SO many lasts, and not a whole lot of firsts. When you have the mentality that things are ending, rather than beginning, it starts to become more of a throw-away decade than a defining one.

For instance, I thought that the end of college meant the end of all of the fun I could possibly have. As a 22-year-old, that’s almost morbid. What would I do on a Saturday that wasn’t dedicated to a football game? I’ll never get to dress up as a catholic school nun at my sorority’s back-to-school bash social again!  Therefore, I thought in order for me to extend the small amount of time I had left for fun, I should use my time on trivial things that didn’t really do anything for me.

Meg Jay completely realizes this trend in twenty-somethings and discusses how to invest in your own personal capital during this defining decade. She references a great quote that is a major takeaway for the speech: “To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan, and not quite enough time.” 

Check it out!

Meg Jay: Why 30 is not the new 20