The Woman Behind the Curtain

So, who am I? Why, I’m flattered you want to know! I’m a children’s librarian, which means information is literally my bread and butter. I am 30 years old, so the advice I’m dishing out isn’t something I learned back in the times of disco or Bill Clinton–it’s about stuff I’ve learned in the past couple of years. I survived my turbulent 20s, and I want to make sure you do too. This isn’t your parents or your grandparents telling you how to grow up, based on their experiences in a completely different social climate.

I’m one of you. I was raised in a lower-middle class family, and I’m the second person in my family to go to college, after my older sister. We weren’t well off, but most of the time, we were comfortable. Even when we were poor, my parents didn’t let us in on it, because there was nothing we could do about it.

I’ve screwed up a lot in my adult life–so here I am, trying to help save you from the same mistakes. My advice comes from a mixture of my personal and professional life–what I’m suggesting are either things that I’ve done, or wish I’d done.

I won’t claim that one size fits all, or that I have all the answers. But they don’t exactly teach this stuff in school. So hopefully some answers are better than none at all.


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