I don’t know about you, but I have been having intermittent existensial crises throughout my twenties. I have questionned my identity, my purpose and asked myself questions like, do I work for love or money? Do I follow my heart or my head? Do I live for the present or plan for the future? Do I save for a house deposit or say f*ck this sh*t and travel around the world?
During these formative decades, the pressure to make the “right” choices and to create the best life for ourselves is immense. We keep comparing ourselves and our lives to others, our everyday with their highlights reel, blindly unaware of how to navigate our personal and professional lives to get what we really want.
So until we hit burnout, have a mid-life crisis and quit our jobs to walk on hot coals or start a pottery business, we’re left in the wilderness.
With very few signposts, and just a world of self-improvement designed for the over forties to guide us, we waver between moments of extreme confidence and debilitating diffidence - constantly flitting between lost and found.
I know that if we start working, investing and knowing ourselves in our twenties and thirties then we can make the right choices (and the wrong ones) for ourselves, sooner rather than later.
At Lost x Found I aim to make personal development more relevant, accessible and engaging to a younger audience, in the hope that one day we will drink this stuff up the way we do green smoothies.
The outcome? A revived generation - mentored and nurtured - with no inspiration or vitality wasted in an increasingly demanding world.