The creator of the popular Quarter Life Poetry Tumblr and Instagram tackles real-life truths of work, money, sex, and many other 20-something challenges in this laugh-out-loud collection of poetry. Samantha Jayne knows that life post-college isn't as glamorous as all undergrads think it's going to be... because she's currently living it. At 25, Samantha began creating doodles and funny poems about her #struggle to share with friends on Instagram. To her surprise, these poems were picked up by 20-somethings all around the world who agreed, "This is literally us." At a time when it seems like everyone else is getting married, snagging a dream job, and paying off their student loans, Samantha's poetry captures the voice of young people everywhere who know that your 20s can sometimes be the exact opposite of "the best years of your life."
A young leadership expert guides fellow Christian Millennials on their quest to live and work meaningfully. Even though he seemed to have achieved it all, including landing his dream job at a Fortune 500 company, throughout his twenties Paul Sohn struggled with feelings of inadequacy, emptiness, and disillusionment. Something was very wrong. Finally at twenty-eight, after much contemplation and a life-changing encounter with his mentor, Paul traded in his high-paying job and sought a more meaningful life. Now, having achieved a sense of happiness and fulfillment like never before, and after examining all that he has learned along the way, Paul wants to help young adults avoid the pitfalls he succumbed to, including madly chasing empty financial success. His goal is to help others pursue their God-given purpose, and in QUARTER-LIFE CALLING, he shares enlightening biblical insights and practical ways to make it happen.
Parent complain that they need courses on youth culture 101. Young people are struggling with the fact that parents just won't let me go. With today's social media culture, Generation Z is in full control of their destinies without nosy parents interrupting. "Parents don't even know how to use an iPhone, let alone iMessage," one has said. Compared to Quarter Life Poetry by Samantha Jayne, Let us Live is a book of poems that gives a fresh voice from today's young people. Between median in today's society and social reform, the youth from all over America are setting societal norms and not the opposite.
Invent Your Own Path, Find Meaningful Work, and Build a Life That Matters
Author: Adam Smiley Poswolsky
Category: Business & Economics
How do you actually find meaning in the workplace? How do you find work that makes your heart sing, creates impact, and pays your rent? After realizing that his well-paying, prestigious job was actually making him miserable, Adam "Smiley" Poswolsky started asking these big questions. The Quarter-Life Breakthrough provides fresh, honest, counterintuitive, and inspiring career advice for anyone stuck in a quarter-life crisis (or third-life crisis), trying to figure out what to do with your life. Smiley shares the stories of many twenty- and thirty-somethings who are discovering how to work with purpose (and still pay the bills). Brimming with practical exercises and advice, this book is essential reading for millennial career changers and anyone passionate about getting unstuck, pursuing work that matters, and changing the world. From the Trade Paperback edition.
This is my 2nd book of poetry. I began writing these poems, shortly after my 1st book was published in May 2008. From that date to now (2014), I have written numerous poems, many of which I have included in this body of work. Once again, I bring to you the realities of the world, words that will, as my motto goes “Inspire, Motivate & Encourage the World – One Poem/Positive Vibe at a Time.” It is my sincere hope that you can find hope, peace, love, understanding, laughter or joy in my selection of poems. GOD gifted me with this talent and it is my duty to share it with you all. As one of my poems is entitled, MY PASSION IS MY PURPOSE. I give you a little twist this time, adding in some Love poems, hence Love~N~Life Poetry. I thank you for your continued support over the years, you are TRULY my inspiration & I appreciate each and every one of you. May this book of poetry be a beautiful read and keepsake.
In one of his many epigrams, poet Robert Herrick (1591-1674) wrote, "Let others to the Printing Presse Run fast, / Since after death comes glory, Ile not haste." That glory was two centuries in coming. Not until the 1960s was Herrick shown to be far more than a "minor" poet and member of Ben Jonson's "Tribe of Ben." Recent criticism illuminates him as an extraordinary and original talent: he is among the most self-reflexive of the English poets; he arranges his collected works, Hesperides, according to a subtle and complex design; and he is an artist with a deep and well-formed vision of life and art. Herrick's over 1,400 poems, including such familiar anthology favorites as "The Night Piece, to Julia" and the song that begins "Gather ye rosebuds while ye may," today receive significant scholarly attention; and the complex nature of his talent, craftsmanship, and lyricism has spawned an outpouring of criticism. This timely revision of Roger B. Rollin's now classic 1966 study synthesizes, evaluates, and benefits from this Herrick "renaissance," and it remains the only full-scale introduction to the poet. Framed by a new preface and the most up-to-date bibliography available, Rollin's Revised Edition maintains its balanced, traditional approach, offering fresh close readings of works from Herrick's entire canon; careful placement of the poet in his seventeenth-century context; and chapters devoted to each of Herrick's main concerns: transiency, the good life, love, religion, poetry, and immortality. Rollin sets the stage for his interpretations with a look at the critical controversies surrounding Hesperides. His readings of that collection reassert Herrick's place beside Milton and Marvell in the British pastoral tradition, and reintroduce him as an eminent devotional poet with sophisticated conceptions of God, humanity, life, and death.
Baron Wormser brings to life the immense force poetry can have in people's lives. In stories funny, tender, sad, and edgy, the narrators register how poetry has changed how they see themselves, how they live, and what they care about. As it bends genres by adapting aspects of fiction, biography, essay and monologue, The Poetry Life shows how poetry can be lightning in the soul. "Baron Wormser has pulled off a miraculous feat--he has written a collection of stories that reveals the absolute necessity of poetry in our lives. His prose style is riveting, and his characters are as diverse as a phone book. Each voice conjures up a passionate portrait of inner life, telling us--through episodes both comic and tragic--that the world of the deceased poet remains eternally relevant to our own." --Clint McCown, author of The Weatherman: A Novel "'Poetry,' Baron Wormser writes, 'is about generosity.' So too are these ten stories you hold in your hands. They are about generosity. And mystery. And loneliness. And life. They are about how poetry helps us 'stay in our skins.' You will fall in love with these stories and with the ten poets who appear in them. What Baron Wormser says about William Carlos Williams, I say about him here, 'He nailed it.'" --Ann Hood, author of The Knitting Circle: A Novel "A book of stories not about poets but driven by the presence of poetry and the shadows of poets: madness undoubtedly. But the best kind of madness! With this book, Baron Wormser invites us to reconsider the connection between poetry and our lives, to remember that we really do live hungry for inner vision, for small insights that can save us from the slag heap of goofdom and pointlessness. It's a wonderful book. It's the kind of stuff that makes you want to stay in the world. " --Tim Seibles, author of Buffalo Head Solos
THIS BOOK OF POEMS HAS BROUGHT TOGETHER MY THOUGHTS ABOUT LIFE, LOVE AND DREAMS OF MINE OVER THE PAST 35 YEARS. I STARTED WRITING JUST OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL AND CONTINUED TO THIS VERY DAY. THE POEMS OF LOVE WERE WRITTEN FOR MY WIFE SHELLY DURING OUR COURTSHIP FOR THE PAST 5 YEARS CULMINATING IN OUR WEDDING ON SEPTEMBER 13, 2008. I LOVE TO SEE THE REACTION OF PEOPLES FACES WHEN THEY READ MY POEMS. IF IT MAKES THEM LAUGH, SMILE, CRY OR BRING BACK A MEMORY IT MAKES ME FEEL GOOD. I HOPE WHEN YOU READ THESE, THOSE THINGS WILL HAPPEN TO YOU.