Tumbleweed – n. the above-ground part of any of a number of plants that, once mature and dry, disengage from the root and tumble away in the wind.
Tumbleweed Diaries is a blog devoted to the tales of working in our twenties – a period in our lives that is undoubtedly one of the most formative and the most bewildering. And no aspect of our lives, although seemingly inconsequential and mundane at times, better communicates the hilarity and heart of the twenty-something journey than our work. For many young people, their job may seem the least defining aspect of their lives, but it is our means of meeting new people and exploring our interests. It is both our lens for the world and the path to our future. Meg Jay writes in her book, The Defining Decade, that the twenty-something years are a “time to explore and also have the nerve to make commitments along the way…” We share these diaries in order to laugh, to commiserate, to inspire hope, to vent, to remember, but most of all, to commit to telling our stories. Wherever we may tumble, they are how we got there.