Thanks to all the sites that took otherwise inconspicuous words as well as non-words and turned them into household casualties (youtube, facebook, twitter, hulu), I took creative license to make my own word hybrid. Enter “betwixter”.
UrbanDictionary.com defines twixter as “a person who is between the age of 18 to 25 and even beyond, who have become a part of a distinct and separate life stage, a strange, transitional never-never land between adolescence and adulthood….” More simply, “not a child or an adult”.
Betwixt is a preposition that means “the midpoint between two places or times.”
Darrah’s make-believe dictionary says the betwixter is “akin to a quarter-lifer”. “A person in their twenties to mid-thirties who faces certain challenges and life issues oftentimes singular to this stage of life”.
Hence my intentions with the betwixter. I want to bring all you quarter-lifers together to share, lament, bitch, and learn together about these issues we face: career choices, dating, splintering of our paths with those of our friends, graduate schooling, children, weddings, and personal finance. I have a lot to say about these topics. I haven’t experienced them all, but I’m what I like to say “a relationship sociologist”, meaning I have a natural tendency to listen and learn from the thousands of people I’ve met, known, and lost. It’s your perogative whether or not to agree, like, or care about what I have to say. But, I’m putting it out there, so unless you can say the same, I’d ask you to listen and comment honestly, but remember that no one’s forcing you to read this. On that note, I’d also like to point out that I am well-aware that these ideas are not necessarily ground-breaking or unique, but neither is most information. I’m simply packaging it in a way that’s natural to me, hoping that it will connect to some of you who might not relate elsewhere. I want to know what you like and don’t, what your questions, joys, and struggles are so I can speak to those topics.
With that, welcome to The Betwixter. I hope you’ll find it good for something!