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Welcome to my refreshed blog! I've decided to focus on what it's like to be a twenty-something, mainly London but with a little bit of everywhere else thrown in.
There are a lot of issues that preoccupy those of us in our twenties - is the job we're doing the right one? What's the "new normal"? Do we even want to be normal? Will it ever be possible for us to own our own houses? Is it better to live in a big city or out in the country? Or even in this country? Are we missing out on something if we stay here and focus on our careers, or if we go abroad?
These are just some things that have been bothering me recently, and, I think, a lot of other twenty-somethings. Of course, I'm only judging it from the success of the TV shows Girls and New Girl, but I think it's definitely indicative of something wider.
I haven't seen Girls yet, but I'm desperate to, especially since reading
with their costume designer. As for New Girl, what can I say? I thought it was rubbish at first. I found Jess annoying and "quirky" in a really forced manner. The more I've watched it, though (it just always seems to be the only thing on TV), the more the characters have grown on me and sort of made me think. I've come to identify with some aspects of Jess' character - she doesn't seem to know what she wants, and she tries to stay positive but she's not a pushover. I still think she can be a bit too twee though.
Who is my favourite? Schmidt, definitely. I have a wee thing for people who pretend to be crazy-confident even though they are mega-insecure. It sort of seems ok to be a douchebag as long as you know you're being a douchebag and are sorry for it. Nick bothers me because he's not fulfilling his potential, and makes me worry that I'm not, either (who doesn't worry about that?)
SO I'll be delicately picking my way through the remainder of my twenties, and documenting the highs, the lows and the lessons. Please join me!