In her book, Jay includes personal experiences and reflections that help to soften what could otherwise seem like a condescending stance. diploma while eight months pregnant with baby number one.” By the time she had her second child Jay had a university job.She writes, “Like many twentysomethings, I wanted to establish my career before I had kids, and I did. But she writes, “Having two babies after thirty-five did not go quite as smoothly as I expected, and now I see how lucky I was.Many women are not as fortunate.” Jay wants twentysomething readers to avoid some of the same mistakes she feels she might have made.If you are in your 20s and marriage and/or children are things you desire, Jay has a lot to say on the matter.
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No one likes thinking about life as a series of limitations, and certainly no woman likes to think of herself as a ticking time bomb.
But Jay is right when she says we all have to face certain realities: Time runs out.
Meg Jay: Why 30 is not the new 20 Now I can add clinical psychologist Meg Jay, who gave today’s talk, to the list of well-intentioned non-millennial millennial critics.
Jay spoke at TED2013 — and emphatically stated that “30 is not the new 20.” She urges twentysomethings to rid themselves of the idea that their 20s are a prolonged adolescence, throwaway years.