• Jaclyn Koss

Into the Roaring 2020s We Go

Happy New Year!


Ten years ago, I was a 17-year-old girl getting ready to graduate from high school and planning to go to college for musical theater. I dreamed of becoming ‘Jacki DiCarlo, world-renowned actress and singer.’ I was a few months into what I would later discover to be an emotionally abusive relationship. I was dealing with toxic former friends and learning what real friendship means. I wouldn’t talk about some of the things that interested me, for fear of being made fun of.


Today, I am 27, living in Manhattan with an awesome roommate, and working as an associate editor at an academic publishing company. I am happily single (but I’m not closed-minded about it, mom, don't worry). I have the most solid, secure friendships I’ve ever had 🌼. Most importantly, I’m finally becoming more confident in who I am and what I enjoy doing.

The 2010s saw me through the end of high school, college, healthy and toxic relationships of all kinds, career changes, cross-country moves, identity crises, and self-acceptance. I cannot wait to see what the 2020s will bring.


In order to start the ‘Roaring 2020s’ on the right foot, here are a few of my goals for this year:


  • Further define and refine my brand

  • Complete and develop ongoing creative projects

  • Increase my blog post frequency and social media presence

  • Reach conversational or business proficiency in Italian

  • Find an exercise routine that works for me and stick to it

  • Cook more (healthy) meals at home, and bring lunch to work most weekdays

  • Find a new activity to try or group to join in the city

  • Live a more eco-friendly lifestyle - try to use less plastic and paper, repurpose or recycle items, etc.

  • Cosplay again!


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