Welcome back to another segment of Club 26, where we discuss being over the hill in your 20’s and all the regret that comes with it. If you missed the past two sagas, feast your eyes below children.
Now that you’re all caught up, lets nose dive into this weeks topic, Literature. I’ve been called many things in my life, majority in a negative manor but being an avid reader has never been on that list. It’s this new experiment I have been trying in order to become a more nurtured 26-year-old. Until this past week, the last piece of literature I read was the Wide Window by Lemony Snicket, a masterpiece novel in the Series of Unfortunate Events saga.
To be honest, my ACT score was so atrocious my teacher began to believe I had a minor form of dyslexia. When the doctors disproved that theory, they came to the realization I was just a real life Billy Madison and my father paid off the local schools to graduate. Well Ms. Thompson, look at me now girl! Your boy is 26, employed and just finished his first big boy book! Sure, it may have only been 186 pages but you have to learn to crawl before you can walk. Going through what is my first quarter life crisis, I was recommended the book in light of this. The Defining Decade.
As I’ve said, Until this past week, other than the overdue power bills I have, reading was non existent to me. Yet, this book grasped my attention. For starters, it wasnt’t very long. Check. It wasn’t written by Shakespeare. Check. The words were not in size 8 Old English font. double-check.
However, what really intrigued me was the synopsis. Catering to the mid 20’s to the 30’s who are trying to figure out their life or next move if you will. Weather you’re a scared shitless 23-year-old graduating college, contemplating your next career move mid 20’s, figuring out your relationship or just trying to figure out this funny thing we all call life, I highly recommend this book as it highlights the many things that can help enhance your work career so you can be the best Office Jockey in your cubicle. Keep in mind, this is coming from someone who boycotts local book fairs on the weekends. That being said, now that I a part of #club26, I’m attempting to do more grown up shit, reading occasionally is now one of those. Plus, it’s not frowned upon if you down a whole bottle of wine on a Tuesday, as long as there is a book in your hand. Life hack. Stay hungry, Stay driven and most of all, stay thirsty because it’s almost Friday ya Booze Hounds.
Stay tuned for next weeks segment of Club 26 where we dive into taxes…..