I got married at 20. Graduated at 22. Got my first job that year. Had a baby at 24. And now, I’m 27 and currently doing the job I always dreamed of doing. I’ve been very blessed and I guess I shimmied down the pathway of life-stages in the old-school American way.

I got through college on schedule, worked a few jobs that I didn’t love, and then started at the bottom, working my way up – pursuing what I’ve always been passionate about. I have peers though, who “took breaks” from college, continued living off of Mom and Dad and didn’t pursue a career. Do I have anything against them? Of course not. But, I do think that their life choices have put them behind when it comes to employment and chances of future employment.

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