In the journey toward adulthood, it is easy to find yourself treading the path of those who came before you; the path often appears straight and narrow, with a few bumps in the road and a little scenery to keep you inspired. But what if you don’t want to walk a worn path? What if you want to wander? What if there is no map to guide you through the detours life throws your way? From creating a home in a new city to understanding the link between a good hair dryer and good self-esteem to dealing with the depths of heartache and loss, these tales of the twenty-something document a road less traveled—a road that sometimes is just the way you’re meant to go.
About the author: Mari Andrew is a writer and illustrator from Seattle. In addition to her widely popular Instagram account, her writing and illustrations have appeared on Paste, Cup of Jo, and HelloGiggles. She currently lives in New York City.