When did we start growing up again? Generation Y has been lamented and lauded as the generation that won’t get a job, that won’t leave home. But from where I’m sitting, that just doesn’t seem to be the case.
Over the Easter long weekend, my 24-year-old cousin got engaged. Another of my cousins, also 24, is having a baby this month. And this morning I found out my friend, who just happens to be (can you guess?) 24, is pregnant.
So is my social circle an unusual sample? It seems to almost be a reaction to the slowness of our 25-30 year old peers, a rebellion against the new ‘norm’. It may be that our generation will be split into two groups, the Peter Pan’s and the Wendy’s.
All I know for sure is that at 22 and a half, 18 months doesn’t seem long enough to prepare me to be an adult.