I have now ventured directly into the middle of the desert that is being a twentysomething. We are no longer children, not quite yet full fledged adults, and yet still expected to be off on our own, all smart and stuff.

I still think it would be a great idea for a TV show, the twentysomethings and the stereotypes that go with it (dang it the Aussies have done it). The entrepreneur living at home, who can only make money because they’re not paying rent: I see no shame in coming home to a cooked meal. The starving artist who is out living on their own, but barely making ends meet, but it’s ok, because they can support their selves. The couple that knew they were going to get married right out of college and who are starting to have kids. The one who went out and got a “real” job, even if it’s not what they want to do. The one who can’t quite mentally leave college and still parties like the rock star they were senior year. The list is really quite endless when you start to look around at your twentysomething friends and what we are all doing.

I see myself in some of these stereotypes, and I also see the originals among us who are not accepting what is expected of us and are carving our own path to greatness. When you set your mind on a goal, as long as you continue along the path with true and honest intensions, I believe you will get there. Even if it’s not in the time frame you expected. Or the path you expected. We’ll get there…

Anyways, this week I realized that I there are twentysomethings in my life who are doing something. Who are going somewhere. And I am in awe. Perhaps this is part of my journey, to be inspired by my peers who did not accept the status quo. Who are inspiring greatness out of strangers worldwide. Who are steadfast in what they believe and will stop at nothing to make it happen. I think we sometimes forget that even our tiniest of differences can inspire someone else to make a change in their own life.

I’m going somewhere. I know that in my heart because I will never settle for what is now. Even though this future is a moving target and who I am today is not who I will be tomorrow, I am going somewhere. Who knows where, but hopefully its great and grand and all the people I love are there too.

Thank you all for being part of this journey.

xoxo, Alex