FROM CONVERSATIONS YOU HAVE IN YOUR 20′S

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“We had put almost all of our possessions in storage, which was a metaphor for being twenty, as were so many things.” ― Lorrie Moore

You’re already 25 and you’re still a mess when it comes to love.

My co-worker says to me 15 minute past the good morning hour. The time of the day when you want to sip slowly on a cup of Joe, read the morning headlines, and prepare yourself for the stresses of tackling your to-do list. But instead, she’s bringing my dating life to its pimple infested white head. You know that right?

Have you been speaking with my mother? I pop my head over the cubicle wall that divides our area in chunks, that limits the amount of human contact we can experience throughout the day. Is that a bad thing?

No, I like that actually, her 22-year-old voice crumbles in laughter between sips from her ice tea in a cup the size of my forearm. It makes me feel better about myself.

I’m Jen Glantz. I’ve been a published writer for over 13 years, spilling my words into magazines (ranging from style to scuba diving), newspapers, websites and even this one time, a speech, for someone who didn’t speak a word of English. What drives my words, my site, my writing, is the power of relating to people. I find that many people, especially young girls, feel so alone and quite often they feel embarrassed. I want to shatter those feelings! I want them to read what I write and understand that it’s okay to be a little outside of the box, but most importantly, that it is okay to just be who they are.

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