Sarah Weeden@srweeden • I write an advice column for 20-Somethings from a 20-Something. I don't know what I'll do when I turn 30.
If you haven’t caught on already, my posts are autobiographical.
I don’t reference a book titled “Things 20-Somethings in Advertising Should Know.”
It looks more like this:
Something happens in my day.
I go, “What the (fill in the blank) just happened?”
Life lesson emerges.
Quick! Run to Gmail.
Type, type, type.
And a blog post is born.
Not quite the birds and the bees story we all know, but we’ll save that topic for another day.
I’ve had a lot of these “what just happened?” moments in my short tenure in this industry — both in school and at work. I could write posts for months about these moments — the lessons I gleaned, and how they can help other 20-Somethings like me.
The posts could be witty and relatable and make everyone who’s not a 20-Something say, “My God! Those kids are trying to get their heads on straight!”
But why leave my posts to a chance occurrence.
I want to make sure that the lessons I’ve learned and the experiences I’m sharing — the advice I’m giving — is something you actually care about.
Maybe it’s something that interests you or that’s stumped you. Perhaps it’s something that will inspire you to be better at what you do.
So, this is my call to action.
Send us your questions.
Nothing is off limits. I have very little shame and I will openly share all of my screw ups if that’s what you want to hear.
If you do email them, they’ll go to Zanger first. And then, like a good editor (assistant), he’ll send them my way.
I will answer your questions to the best of my ability. I’m no expert, but I never promised that. And, if you would like to keep your identity behind the curtain, we’ll come up with your own, unique, nom de plume.
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