In the age of social media, it often feels like we’ve lost touch with how to connect with strangers and friends beyond the interface of a news feed or a mobile app. Despite thousands of Facebook friends and Twitter followers, research shows we are lonelier and more depressed than ever before, with one in ten Americans over the age of 12 now taking antidepressants.
A year ago, I quit my comfortable job at the Peace Corps in Washington, D.C. and moved to San Francisco with nothing but two suitcases, my newfound optimism, and a lot of energy. Now I’m writing a book about my journey. The Quarter-Life Breakthrough is a handbook for 20- and 30-somethings trying to make a living doing what they love.