As of Tuesday, I've been around for a quarter-century. I can no longer claim to be in my "early 20s." And I'm pretty sure I can glimpse 30 just over the horizon (or maybe that's just nearly-30 HuffPost Women Editor Margaret Wheeler Johnson, sitting at the desk next to me).
Regardless of who is in office six months from now, when I blow out my birthday candles I'll make a wish for job security, good health and less debt in the year to come. Not for myself, but for the American people.
If you are 25 or turning 25: It's OK that you have not gone to grad school. It's also OK if you're thinking of going. And many may not agree with me, but I think it's OK to apply to grad school because you still haven't found a job in this economy.
Recently, I realized that a bunch of people close to me all have birthdays at the same time and I started thinking about the similarities in our personalities. That's when it hit me: We're all Geminis!
So what if my life isn't exactly what my 20-something self thought it would be by now? I still have plenty of time to accomplish everything I want in life, and I'm not afraid to climb the mountains it takes to enjoy the view.