I just entered the second half of my twenties on Sunday.
Deep breath. I need a moment. Or maybe I need another cookie. Yeah. That usually helps.
Okay, so I'm not actually having a quarterlife crisis. To be honest, I'm enjoying my mid-twenties even more than my early twenties. Somehow I've gotten past the stress of those early years-- the pressures of college, expectations, perfectionism, relationships. The years have shaped and softened me like waves on a rock. I've gained a confidence in Christ more than my own abilities. I've learned to care less what others think. And I've begun to let go more. I've traveled to some cool places, met tons of neat people, and grown closer to the Lord (at least I hope so!).
The twenties are a great decade.
But author Sarah Francis Martin knows what she's talking about when she calls them a "decade of drama."
What I did like: Great topics. Beautiful messages. Lots of journaling/digging deeper room to write.
What I didn't like as much: I felt that somehow the way it was written was at times generic, abstract or typical, rather than fresh and unique. It was encouraging and beautiful, but I can't say it really pushed me to think in a new way or grow in the areas above.
Perhaps it just wasn't the right book at the right time.
Final thought: I did really appreciate the perspective of the author and the way she continually pointed twentysomething women to Christ-- to keep Him first despite the sometimes turbulent drama of the 20s.
[Thank you to Booksneeze for providing this book for me at no cost. My review contains my honest and original thoughts.]