Taryn Brooke


Taryn is a 20-something born and raised Queens, NYC gal trying to navigate life, love and relationships. Once set on going to law school,life happened, chaos ensued and she discovered her love for writing. Follow her: @tazbrooke, tarynsturn.com

27 Honest Realities About Life You Must Accept Before Turning 27

By Taryn Brooke
Your early-to-mid 20s have been a time of both tremendous personal growth and stagnant career improvement. You are cruising along (or stumbling) into your late 20s and are now closer to 30 than you are to 20, which is almost too unbelievable to…

4 Reasons To Wait Until You're In Your Late 20s To Travel

By Taryn Brooke
I have heard it many times before: Travel is the only thing you can buy that will make you richer. It actually sounds like the answer to a riddle, similar to the one which includes putting holes into something to make it lighter. It's not that I was…

The 5 Major Pieces Of Advice You Must Heed Before Going To College

By Taryn Brooke
Although it is true that most, if not all, of us have 20/20 hindsight and are keen on the coulda, woulda, shouldas of life, one significant chapter of my life still tortures me: college. I look back now and think about how full of life and naive I…

6 Reasons Why Being In Your 20s Is Reason Enough To Be Happy

By Taryn Brooke
I wish to change the old adage that youth is wasted on the young. I've spent many days mulling over my misery and desperately looking for solace in the smallest of things, whether it be binge watching one of my favorite television shows or searching…

Why It's Nearly Impossible To Date In New York City

By Taryn Brooke
Actively looking for love in a big city such as New York, in which you have a myriad of options, can literally be like finding a needle in a haystack (or whatever clever analogy better fits New York City, like a seat on the E train during rush…

5 Reasons To Embrace The Unexpected And Allow Your Dreams To Change

By Taryn Brooke
An important lesson to learn at such a seminal juncture in our young lives is that dreams we generated in our younger years and what we want from life right now may not perfectly line up — and that’s okay. It’s sometimes difficult to allow…

6 Life Skills I Took From My Job In The Service Industry That Will Translate To My Future Career

By Taryn Brooke
It’s a common story, one that has become the new norm and a rite of passage: a recent college grad — or even one that is a few years out — having to take a job as a waiter or a bartender to pay the bills. The high-achieving college graduate has to…