I am a young 20-something who was born and raised in small-town Maine and then educated in big-city Boston.  These days I have a hard time coming to terms with what it means to be a young urban professional (yuppie) since lately I find myself fitting the characteristics.  Often it is used in a negative way to describe an upwardly mobile American in their mid-late 20’s and early 30’s who earns above average pay and who enjoys “sophisticated” urban life and thought.  Unfortunately complacency often accompanies the abundance and luxuries that I have been enjoying. I have every comfort a man in his 20’s could want; a good job, a nice apartment in a good area of town, a cool girlfriend, a beer mug at a local bar downtown, a smart phone, an iPod touch, a laptop, cable tv/high speed internet, and more sporting equipment in my apartment than one person could handle.  Despite all of these great things in my life, I still feel unfulfilled and largely unchallenged in my day-to-day life as a new yuppie, a description that still doesn’t seem to sit comfortably with me.

This blog is partly about me bridging the gap between farm-boy (past) and city-slicker (present) but it is also partly about challenging myself on a daily basis; socially, mentally, and physically.  I will be engaging in a series of self-selected, 30-day life experiments designed to challenge the status quo that comes with the yuppie territory. In the end it is my aim to challenge myself on a daily basis and to help redefine what it means to be young and successful.  Welcome to the life of the Young Urban Unprofessional.


3 Responses to About

  1. Amy says:

    Hey! Had to find your blog right away so I wouldn’t forget! Great talking to you at the Spartan Race today! I promise our trash and recycle bins at Killington are really not usually that confusing!!! 🙂 Can’t wait to read how this challenge goes for you, I kind of want to try it myself!

    • Hey Amy,

      Thanks for the help, I had to make sure I was doing the right thing. Although during the race my number came off (somewhere between the barbed wire mud crawl and the bushwhacking up Killington 5 times) so not only did I not recycle that paper, I LITTERED! Hopefully someone cleaned up the course afterward and took care of it. Feel free to leave comments/suggestions/encouragement along the way as I go through this challenge and the ones to come.

  2. justin says:

    greeeeeeenpeace was here

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