About the blog
Ty (pronounced tee) someones are people in their twenties and beyond who are doing great things. Where did the ty come from? Twenty something. Thirty something. Forty something. Fifty something. Sixty something. Seventy something. Eighty something. Ninety something. You get it. Except… we are not somethings we are someones. Alas, we have the name tysomeones.
Over my Christmas break I heard two people say dismissive comments about people in my generation. One person said that my generation was lost. The other one said that people in their twenties are only good for texting. Now I may not have my whole life mapped out and I certainly send my fair share of texts, but I was offended. I know a ton of twenty somethings who are doing wonderful things. In fact, I know of so many young people doing great things that I decided to start a blog about it. Now, for all you 30, 40,50,60,70,80, and 90 someones-your time will come. I will first highlight the 20 someones and then make my way up the generational ladder. In the meantime, sit back, relax, read, and appreciate. After all, the 20 someones may be fabulous, but we owe a lot to the ones who taught us.
Five reasons why you might like this blog:
1. You are in your twenties and doing something great.
2. You are old and want to see someone young doing something great.
3. You are young and want someone to look up to.
4. You think people in their twenties are lazy or entitled and you’re begging this blog to prove you wrong.
5. You think Newsweek should have included you on their list of people to watch. You are a tad bit bitter and this blog just might highlight you and your life.
This is a personal blog. Any opinions expressed here and on my Twitter represent my own and not those of my employer or clients.
About the author
I am the founder and interviewer behind tysomeones.com. I moved to Atlanta after graduating with two bachelor’s degrees from the University of Michigan. I am currently working on my masters in communications at Columbia while writing a novel called The Sweetest Mango about a young Somali woman’s search for happiness.
Growing up my mom used to tell me “Remember Robin, there are way more good people than there are bad.” My goal is to recognize people of all ages who are doing good things and if my mom is right (which she always is) there are a lot of people out there who I need to highlight. After all, why are the biggest stories oftentimes about people who do wrong? When I got older I asked my mom how she came up with this theory. “Robin” she replied. “I just know.” That was it. There was no study and nobody was interviewed. Consider this blog my research.
ABOUT ROBIN BECK
|1988||Born in Atlanta, GA to the best woman in the world|
|1991||Enrolls in The Children School and talks only to Ian Hall|
|1992||Notices Kim is my permanent roommate and is acutely aware that Kim will beat me at every game for the rest of my life|
|1993||Enrolls in Woodward Academy because only talking to Ian Hall and not teachers is problematic. Also can’t read.|
|2006||Graduates from Woodward Academy. Gives a graduation speech titled “I Don’t Wanna Go” which sets the tone for my love of the past. Goes to University of Michigan and cries because I know only 5 people. My mom says if I can’t make friends with one of the 40,000 kids who attend then I have a larger problem.|
|2008||Votes for President Barack Obama|
|2009||Studies abroad with 3 of my best friends in Barcelona. We get bed bugs. Hannah offers to share her twin bed convinced the bed bugs like my bed more.|
|2010||Graduates from Michigan. Barack Obama speaks at graduation. I almost faint.|
|2010-2012||Joins Teach for America and has the privilege of teaching the smartest, cutest kids known to mankind. Also teaches at Woodward Academy in the summer and realizes every kid I teach is the smartest, cutest kid known to mankind.|
|2012-2013||Moves to New York City to become a broke graduate student at Columbia. Meets amazing classmates from all over the world. Learns subway system.|
|Present||Graduated from Columbia University!|
|Future||I will work on making this exciting. They say the way to make God laugh is to talk about your plans.|