What did you do at 25?

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Are you feeling blue about your work sometimes? Feeling like it’s not “it” yet? I have something to cheer you up! On Monday Yahoo Finance published a fun little article about what extremely successful people were doing at age 25. It’s so refreshing to see the likes of Martha Stewart, Tina Fey, Ralph Lauren or even the British Harry Potter writer,  J.K. Rowling not having everything figured out at that age and still trying to find themselves. 

For example, Martha was a stockbroker turned stay-at-home-mom before starting her own catering business. Or Tina Fey started off being a child-care registrar at the Y.M.C.A
Six years ago I was a kindergarten teacher. How about you? 

(via My Cup Of Te)

24 comments:

Jennifer said...

Well, 25 was quite a bit longer than 6 years ago for me. But I remember it like it was yesterday. I had a way different life from my jet set friends! I was a stay at home mom of a 3 year old just starting preschool. Now she's in college and I'm a stay at home painter! The time in between was filled with many different jobs from floral designer to Special Education Aide.
I love what I do now!
Jennifer

Bon Bon said...

LOVE this! I just turned 25, and definitely fall into the category of "still figuring this life thing out." Heck. Even when you're 105, you still won't have it figured out:-) xoxo

Dancing Branflake said...

Twenty-five is such a hard age for most people because they think they should have done so much more. I remember thinking that.

At 25 I was teaching and dancing. And I think blogging by that point. My life has changed so much but also has stayed the same and I'm okay with that.

Chloe Moon said...

I was working as a data entry clerk...boring!! =P I have a much better job now 2 years later!

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Chloe Moon said...

I just read the article and I had NO IDEA ABOUT TIM ALLEN!!!!! WOW!!!!!

Lady Grey said...

that is a fantastic article!
At 25 I was in my first year of medical school.... but a year before that I had absolutely no clue where I was going in life!
xo

Sierra said...

It was 2002 and I married my first husband (that alone is kind of weird to write), was working for a gallery and as an assistant to a famous a painter while trying to become a painter myself. 6 months later I would start Manic Trout (which began with paintings and still had them along with jewelry until 2010). It seems so very, very long ago!

Kirsty Girl said...

Wow, didn't know some of these! Thanks for sharing this one. I just turned 24 a couple of days ago and birthday's always get you thinking about where you are and where you always thought you would be. haha

Claire Kiefer said...

I was 25 when I first started teaching, and I was almost done with graduate school. Not a ton has changed, but I definitely feel wiser & more grown up now.

Polly Rowan said...

I'm only 22 so who knows! This article makes me feel better though. x

Diana Mieczan said...

I love your story, Jennifer and your paintings are truly amazing:)

Diana Mieczan said...

So true, Bon Bon!!! Btw: happy 25th Birthday to you:)

Diana Mieczan said...

Tiffany, you're right. So many people have a very hard time around that age trying to find their 'thing'.

Diana Mieczan said...

Right, Chloe? I was shocked too:)

Diana Mieczan said...

Ha - how interesting, Vanessa.

Diana Mieczan said...

Sierra, I feel the same way...Me at 25 seems ages ago now...Ha!

Diana Mieczan said...

Happy 24th birthday, Kirsty:)

Diana Mieczan said...

Polly:)

Rachel @ Existation said...

Sigh, some of those were comforting, but others were doing really well in their mid-twenties. I'm only twenty-six, but sometimes I get overwhelmed with all that I HAVEN'T done yet. "Only" twenty-six is usually "already" twenty-six in my mind. But it's good to be reminded that not everyone is going to find themselves/success/whatever at the same time. =]

Diana Mieczan said...

Rachel, yes and the great part about the article is that there is no right or wrong way...We all are different:)

vauloo said...

Considering that I turn 26 in a couple weeks, this is a nice time to be reminded that there's no rush! That said, I'm also just finishing up 3 very intense and motivating years in the Peace Corps, and reflecting on what's next. I can see the urge to "do something big" in the eyes of many of my peers, but I think we forget that we generally have to pay our dues, find ourselves, direct our energy, and so on, before reaching that key step.

Sini said...

When I was 25, I made the leap to leave my full time job at Nokia and move from Finland to France to live my dream with the sweetest french guy. It's been best decision in my life.

Diana Mieczan said...

I really love what you said, vauloo.

Diana Mieczan said...

Aww...Sini, that is so romantic:)

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