Something really funny about being a twenty-something woman. You think that you are grown-up, however, a lot of us don’t feel like we are grown-ups. Enter the new work by Daisy Buchanan.
This is mainly because we do not fit the expectations of what a grown-up looks like. Somehow, society is still playing catch up with us, changing the goalpost when it comes to how you can define success based on your work life, your family life, and all the milestones you collect along the way.
When is the right time to get married? Or have the first child? What is the blueprint we should be following to be successful women these days?
This is why this month I wanted to share a book that seems to speak to my generation, the generation of women who, like me, are still defining their idea of success. Women who are not afraid to say I’m not fully grown up yet and maybe I will never be.￼
‘How to be Grown Up’ by Daisy Buchanan talks about that.
Award-winning journalist, Grazia agony aunt and real-life big sister to five smart, stylish, stunning 20-something young women, the author takes you through what it really means to be in your twenties these days.
Being 20 today is not the same as 10 years ago.
Or even five, for what matters. As somebody who is entering the big 3-0 I realise that I definitely had not my business figured out in my 20s. Instead, I made mistakes, I fucked up, I tried to patch it up, I cried in a bowl of granola, and I learned along the way.
But if you’re still in the midst of your 20s and you looking for someone who can speak your own language, I recommend listening to this audiobook.
Just like that friend that you know gets you, she goes through the highs and lows of being a twenty-something woman dealing with hangovers, questionable lunches including breakfast cereals, procrastination, relationships and our very own idea of success. Liberating, funny, relatable.
Covering everything including how to become more successful and confident at work, how to feel pride in yourself without needing validation from others, how to turn rivals into mentors and how to really enjoy spending time on your own, this is a warm, kind, funny voice in the dark saying “you got this!”
Just what you want to say farewell to this decade and move on to 2020.
Here are three things that you are going to learn from listening to this audiobook
- How to protect your mental health in the age of comparison
- Why you should be in charge of your money story without shame
- You are so not alone in this, girl