Who exactly are Millennials anyway?

One 3rd Life Crisis

Well, we are. Or you could call us Gen Y, if you prefer. Interestingly enough, those of us hovering around in this one-third region aren’t always sure where we’re supposed to be grouped. There are discrepancies between where the age range lies exactly. It also gets blurry for those of us who are in the early career stages. We’re often working amongst mid-career professionals – sometimes less than five years our seniors – but we’re also lumped in with recent graduates, or those stuck in un-paid intern purgatory. Thus, I say self-identification is where it’s at.

If we’re basing it on ideals alone, I am proud to tout the ideals of my generation. I’m an educated, left-of-center, tattooed, feminist, environmentalist, idealist with a moderate technology addiction and a Sesame Street-induced short attention span, who advocates for Social Justice, the Arts, and the Oxford Comma. And I’m proud. And I’m…

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