When I graduated from college, I felt overwhelmed with questions.
"What am I going to do for work?"
"Where am I going to live?"
"How am I going to pay rent, all the bills, and somehow also pay off my college degree that isn't exactly flinging open the bank vault for me right now?"
Then the real kicker question -- "Where do I even start? What are the questions I should be asking?"
That final question was the real punch in the gut, making me feel more nauseous than the three pieces of graduation cake I consumed with the green icing that had encouraged me to "Catch the wind in my sails," right before it was journeying down into my stomach.
I'd spent four years and thousands of dollars preparing for this moment, and yet as I climbed all those steps and flung open to the doors to the rest of my life, I didn't even know where to start.
I quickly realized I wasn’t alone. The statistics about twentysomethings right now are pretty startling; with around 25-30 million twentysomethings living back at home with their parents, the highest percentage ever recorded in the United States. (US Census Bureau) Plus, Millennials are earning less in their twenties than any generation before, and 88 percent of minimum-wage workers are 20 years or older, with 4 in 10 of those workers college graduates. (Pew Research and NPR)
So for the last decade I've dedicated my life to figuring out what questions we should be asking as we graduate college and journey through our twenties.