HELLLLLLLLLLLLLO internet world. I am writing on a Saturday Morning from my she shed, fueled up on "ok" iced coffee and excitement that my book The Gap Decade: When You'r Technically An Adult But Really Don't Feel Like It Yet is out SOON. Oct. 12, 2021!
The Gap Decade takes an honest-but-funny look at that season of being in your 20's and early 30's. For me it was right after college through starting our family. It is a beautiful, crazy, and sometimes super hard season. The book talks about my journey trying to actually feel "grown up," and figure out just what that means, but also still enjoy life along the way.
Here is the book description from Amazon:
"A gap decade isn't a cute whim of a decision to take a pause and travel to Italy for a few months. Nah. A gap decade is a cluster of challenging, transitional years that the universe just dumps in your lap. And my lap. And pretty much everyone's lap. It's that twilight zone between 'young person' and 'full-blown adult' that sort of washes in, bringing with it a bit of chaos, growth, and self-discovery. It is a few years of flailing around, trying to figure out what the heck is happening as you move from not old to kinda old. From young adult to adult adult."
The gap decade is that sometimes difficult transitional season young adults face in their twenties and early thirties. In this quirky and honest chronicle, Katie Schnack names the awkward realities of living in that gap between adolescence and adulthood. She and her husband go on an unpredictable journey through a decade of never-ending transitions as they make multiple moves across five states, face job interviews and tax returns, and go through anxiety, loss, pregnancy, and countless episodes of The Office.* Along the way, Schnack explores the common experiences of these young adulting years: The uncertainty of waiting when you're stuck and don't know what steps to take. Learning to trust in God's provision when you are broke like a joke. Admitting your need for help when panic attacks strike. And discovering a life full of grace and joys that can't be ordered via two-day delivery.
*Katie has binged all nine seasons of The Office―four times. Don't do the math about how many hours of TV that is. She doesn't want to know.
This book has been a TRUE labor of love. I have been working to get this book out for a long time. I just felt in my heart someone needed to address this weird time that we ALL go through. So often by the time we are in our 30's we don't want to look back an examine what just happened the decade prior. Besides, we are now too buys doing yard work and wrangling insane toddlers. But if you are in that season, I hope this encourages you. Truly. And if you are in ANY season of waiting and transition, I think you will find encouragement in it as well.
You can snag an e-book, paperback, and even AN AUDIO BOOK for all you non-readers on Amazon now! I hope you will check it OUT.